What happens in your country?

In the United States, candidates run for President every four years.  This time, the campaigns started relatively early in 2015.

Each political party votes for its own candidates until they have one who will be on the national ballot.

The peaceful transition of power is one of the primary values in governing the US.

People who run for President typically are in the higher income brackets and have years of progressive experience in politics for the most part.

We have to rely on news sources to decide on our choice for political office, since there is no real way for us to know these people.

 

What is the government like where you live?

How are leaders chosen?

How much freedom do you have to speak, even when you disagree?

What is strongest about your nation?

How else would you describe your country and how it works?

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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.