Actually, nothing has changed, has it? The truth is it has always been about us. What are we willing to ignore? How much are we willing to put up with? How low are we willing to go?
Peter Story, a Methodist Bishop from South Africa once remarked that during the apartheid years, he was always deeply ashamed of his nation for the immorality of such an unjust system. Every day of this presidency and this administration I am identifying more deeply with the pain he felt and what he was saying.
Where is our basic decency? When will we say enough is enough, and begin to reclaim the standard human decency that has always created hope around the world?
The issue of a free press is becoming ever more critical as the #BLOTUS ramps up his rhetoric and his attacks against the mainstream media. A vigorous and robust Fourth Estate is essential to keep politicians and power groups accountable to the public.
Now is the time to support the press as never before. We cannot allow the Liar-In-Chief to muzzle those responsible for shining the light of truth on all his illegal, and some would even say traitorous, activities.
True leadership is not about creating followers. It’s not about bluster and braggadocio. And it’s not all about metrics, impact, and effectiveness, either.
Real leadership, as President Adams has rightly noted, is also about how one inspires others to reach beyond themselves to dream, learn and grow. True leadership doesn’t just create followers. It creates more leaders.