Monday, October 29, 2012

The American Character and American Leadership

A number of years ago, my eighth grade honors students honored me with two awards containing a couple of anecdotes they maintained described both my character and classroom leadership skills.  I maintain these exact same attributes are being sought by many Americans with regard to their leaders. Chapter six of my book, The Sissification of America: A Fifty-Year Decline in American Exceptionalism, chronicles and documents the decline of the traditional family unit, the massive increase in fatherless homes, and the feminization of our men, our boys, our schools, and our culture in America.  The following two anecdotes also apply to women, not just men, and they are quite revealing.


...who cannot be bought;
...whose word is their bond;
...who put character above wealth;
...who possess opinions and a will;
...who are larger than their vocations;
...who do not hesitate to take chances;
...who will not lose their individuality
   in a crowd;
...who will be as honest in small things
   as in great things;
...who will make no compromise with wrong;
...whose ambitions are not confined to
   their own selfish desires;
...who will not say they do it "because
   everybody else does it;"
...who are true to their friends through
   good report and evil report, in adversity
   as well as in prosperity;
...who do not believe that shrewdness and
   hardheadedness are the best qualities
   for winning success;
...who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for
   the truth when it is unpopular, who can
   say "no" with emphasis, although all the of the world says "yes."


"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the
quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. In the end, leaders are much like eagles...they don't
flock, you find them one at a time."

When voting in November, consider which men and women running for local, state, and national elections exhibit these qualities. As I say in my book, be as wise as owls and as cunning as serpents when casting your ballots! Our country is in serious trouble, and the stakes could not be higher!


  1. Great blog little brother...Washington or Regan...where are the leaders for today's challenges?

  2. Great insight, little brother. We have been studying leadership qualities at the ministry and all of the above are so very true...regardless of your called profession. Keep the truth coming...our nation needs it! Love you muchly...Carol