Wouldn't it be great if our leaders were always truthful and honest with us? Some would argue that President Trump is trying to be more open and honest via his Tweets. However, most would argue he is doing a pretty shitty job of it. We need our leaders to be honest (truly honest) and respectable (truly respectable). And I cannot say that we have had one of those in my lifetime.
We need a leader who can provide reason and deliver the tough news to the country no matter what. Instead of only giving a shit about voting polls, our leader must be fully involved in catering to the needs of these United States. We need someone who always justifies the country’s lawful decisions publicly (despite emotional topics) through an honest and respectful review of the pros and cons. A tough decision that isn’t addressed publicly by our “Head of State” gives off a very cowardly vibe to some Americans. If you can’t look the country in the eyes and tell them why a decision was made, then I would consider you to be a coward as well. Wouldn’t you?
There is no reason a person shouldn’t be able to explain to the nation why a decision was or was not made. Unless, of course, the decision or law created is sketch and based on the wrong set of reasons (e.g. political positioning). Overall, when compromises can’t be made, I expect my leader to tell me the real reasons why with words coming from his/her heart.
Belittling the opposition is not the appropriate action an honorable Commander and Chief should be making. Instead of denigrating people with opposing views, a leader should be the ultimate symbol of empathy for all. Especially the misfortunate. When a person puts the effort in to understand why someone really has an opposing view, oftentimes, empathy comes naturally. Try and see for yourself. People would be open to see where you are coming from if you demonstrate the full understanding of where they are coming from. Simple as that. We must learn to understand each other’s perspectives.
The media can be ruthless, but it can be beneficial. What if our president had an open and honest webisode every night? Just imagine, a show without the editing and editorializing done by most of the major broadcasting companies. In each webisode, he/she could be comfortable enough to reason with the people and tell the country what’s on his/her mind every night. Really be able to lay out why he or she is doing what they are doing. This could possibly help bring the country together so they can at least understand why our leader is doing what he is doing, whether we agree or not. The people would understand that our President is not just some crazy lunatic with an extreme political view. The president would be able to talk about honest daily thoughts going through his/her mind.
Giving people the power to listen to their Commander and Chief daily could help to bring the public to at least an area of understanding of why leaders do what they are doing. People disagree with me all the time, but no one leaves not knowing why I think the way I do.
Who can say you are a racist, bigot, or fascist, if you go online every night opening yourself up to the country in an honest and respectful way? Talking to the viewers every night as if you were talking to someone close to you could change politics as we know it. The media could try, but maybe it would not catch fire in the ways it does now. People may rule out the comments from the media because they better understand our leadership and where they are coming from.
This all seems very similar to any romantic relationship. We don’t question our partner’s trust if they constantly communicate honestly, do we? With familiarity comes comfort, and with comfort comes understanding. The day we find a leader who can build an honest relationship with the nation, is the day we become the UNITED States again.