Everyone, including myself has a complaint or criticism of our current and past Presidents. The complaints include things they have, and haven’t done.
Thinking through the process I have tried to incorporate in my company(s) philosophy in dealing with problems in business. I advise my staff that identifying a problem is the easy part. They must think it through and offer proposed solutions. Thus practicing what I preach, I propose to outline my platform, “If I Were President.” (Note: I am not running for the office, but I believe if I am to be a critic, I should suggest solutions.) This is the second part of a series. Platform Position #1 was published in the February 2000 issue.
I want you, as citizens of this great republic, to fully understand why I feel I must take very strong leadership positions with respect to some controversial issues in order to keep this nation from falling from greatness. The moral fabric of our nation is being torn apart by progressive immoral behavior to the point where stability and viability of our civilized citizenry and our nation is at risk. (Our society is deteriorating.) We must reverse this destructive trend before it destroys us all. To fully understand the situation, one only has to look at the statistics depicting the violence in schools, infidelity and adultery, teenage pregnancy, fatherless homes, abortion, substandard performance of our public school system, genocide, sexual promiscuity, pervasive and addictive pornography, the proliferation of illegal drugs, etc.
All of these social pathologies attach and corrupt the essential ingredient to our civilized society, the family unit. If a behavior pattern adversely impacts the welfare of the people in our society, it must be restricted or prevented. This enables us to judge behavior objectively by evaluating its impact on society rather than judging people and their ideologies.
I certainly don’t want any citizen to think that I have arbitrarily determined what is good and what is bad for the future of this great nation. That has already been determined for me by a power far greater than any nation can hope to be. And that power was made the indivisible basis for the Declaration Of Independence and The Constitution Of The United States by our founding fathers; and they referred to that foundational power as the “Law of Nature and Nature’s God.” Our founding fathers possessed incredible wisdom and foresight. They knew that allegiance to the “Law of Nature and Nature’s God” instead of to laws promulgated solely by man is this nation’s best guarantee against tyranny, by me or any government agency or entity. They bequeathed to us a nation founded on political freedom. Now, too many of us are corrupting this legacy in favor of “political correctness”.