A couple of definitions for you to mull over:
noun pl. statesmen -·men (-mən) a person who shows wisdom, skill, and vision in conducting state affairs and dealing with public issues, or one engaged in the business of government.
poli·ti·cian (päl′ə tish′ən)
1. a person actively engaged in politics, esp. party politics, professionally or otherwise; often, a person holding or seeking political office: frequently used in a derogatory sense, with implications of seeking personal or partisan gain, scheming, opportunism, etc.
2. a person skilled or experienced in practical politics or political science
I've had a bee of an idea buzzing around my head and bothering me for most of today. Our problem in society is that at some point in the last 100 years, Statesmen have become extinct and the politicians have started running things. No longer do we have a vision or do we have men of character charting our course.
Many times I have referenced our founders and found their wisdom in founding this nation, both wise and far seeing. I admit that they had faults, the more I research our founding the more foibles I find. But their wisdom in creating this government, even to the intense disagreements between Federalists and Anti-federalists, has been proven to be valid and timeless. How I long for a moral leader to stand up and take the reigns of this nation. Are all of the bloodlines of Madison, Jackson, Jefferson, and Washington dead? Is there no one of passion and conviction for the Foundations of this nation, still breathing?
If I could find a man of the strength of character of even the least of our Founders he would be twice the man as anyone that has held national public office in 100 years. I long for a leader to call on the nation to relearn what this country was founded on. Liberty. Not the amoral freedoms of the Libertarians and not the lawlessness of the anarchists. True liberty, where man is free to make those choices that will increase his standard of living and allow for the pursuit of happiness without fetter from the government.
Our founders wanted a unified society that was free to pursue the goals of the individual and thereby enhancing the lives and livelihood of the whole. We have strayed far from their path. I hope that a leader arises to bring us back on course soon. Otherwise, it may be too late for a useful and meaningful attempt.
Thank you all for your support and patronage. God bless all of you and God bless this Republic
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