Since a very nasty and divisive political campaign came to an end yesterday, it might be time to look at the situation since it's the morning after.
I look back in time to see strong dynamic leaders who led good governments. Today I dislike the governments we have. I look forward to getting a better more perfect government in the future.
I look back at presidents who I admire: Carter, Kennedy, Obama, Truman. I look back at Canadian prime ministers such as: St Laurent, King, Diefenbaker, Trudeau Sr. I even got to like Brian Mulroney and Jean Chretien. I think I would like Eisenhower or Roosevelt.
So when we look back things don't seem so bad.
However, today we have a different political climate. The characters we have today don't seem to have any concept that there is a country and that they serve that people. Policies should be crafted that bring about benefits for all and to make a strong country. Leaders today play fast and loose with the truth. Voters don't seem to be able to make these devils pay for not telling the truth or leading country to strength and goodness.
For tomorrow I'm optimistic. I hope there will be honorable great leaders step in to lead government. I hope that our governments will see the light that certain things have to be done to have a good country. They could start by seeing that something large and very concrete has to be done about climate change like yesterday.
For me, I'm influenced by perspective. I wear a number of different colored glasses.
Do you have leaders from the past who you think were successful in moving the country forward. Who were these leaders? What were they like?
Do you have hope that in the future we will have honorable people step in to lead a country for the good of all or should I say most?