I’m Listening; Please Speak Up

One of my big frustrations is:
If I say I believe in one particular thing, people assume that I also hold to several others.  For example, if I say that I believe the scientists who say the planet is warming, I must also believe all that is declared by the Pro Choice Movement, LBGTQ comunity, anti conservative sentiment and anything else deemed “libreral” or “progressive.”  I may or may not be inagreement; I may concur to one degree or another.  The deal is, I don’t really fit in any one camp.  I find truth on all sides AND I find error (at least as I see it.)

All of this to ask you what it is you believe.

Here are some pump primers:
*On a scale from 0-100, how would you rate your approval of Mr. Trump?

*On the same scale, how would you rate your approval of

-The House of Representatives
-The Senate
-Your representative specifically
-Your senators

*On a scale from 0-10 (0= “I don’t buy it at all”  10= I absolutely hold that to be true)  where are you?
-Climate change is real and needs serious, immediate attention.
-All illegal immigrants should be rounded up and deported.
-The Affordable Care Act is good for the most part; a little tweeking would make it better.
-The US should impose ttariffs and import taxes on goods shipped from other countries.
-A wall between the US and Mexico is a good idea.
-We need to continue funding Planned Parenthood and programs like it.

 

Okay, now that I have warmed you up a bit, would you please share:

The most important issue(s) as far as you are concerned?

Now it’s your turn.  What questions do you want to ask?

I am looking forward to your comments.

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Leadership

I have been thinking about my own question, “What does leadership mean to you?”

At the top of my list is integrity.  I don’t care whether we agree on all topics; I do want truth and honesty; otherwise, I will not be able to trust that leader.
Next, I want someone who brings out the best in people; who strengthens and builds up the nation.
A lady or gentleman makes points with me:  Someone who honors and respects others.
Someone who cares enough to know what really matters to the people and works for the welfare of his or her nation is on my list as well:  It’s a little hard to lead well without this.

What is on your list?

This may seem frivolous, but I believe that we need to lay hold of these priorities if we are to choose our leaders well.