Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
- Abraham Lincoln
One of the jobs of the President, it seems, is to inspire action. They are a celebrity-level change agent and – in many ways – become the hoped-for mouthpiece of the electorate. We want them to say aloud the things we cannot say. We want them to push change and shape the course of our nation in ways that are progressive, constructive, and powerful. At least… I’m assuming that’s what “we the people” want. I’m sure some would disagree.
We’ve entered a stage in our political growth rife with compeeting ideologies and highly divergent proposed responses to events and elements that will change not only our immediate experiences, but also the lives of future generations. Education. Violence (both domestic and international). Economics and finance. Food shortages. Climate change. Energy dependence.