What Does It Take…

What does it take to become President of the United States. Pondering that question I was surprised to see how little information is available Minimum age, place of birth, and length of residency are the set criteria. There are more requirements for a job as a dishwasher or a janitor.

Correct me if I’m wrong but the job of president pretty important if not the most important job in the country. You would think they would require at least the same level of education as a kindergarten teacher. And more importantly to have read the U.S. Constitution cover to cover with understanding. I mean after all that document is what you are sworn to uphold. It’s what we are all about or it used to be!

I guess I’m just a little bit disappointed I thought we would set the bar a little higher. Striving to be the best that we can be. I seem to remember a time America meant we strive to be number one scholastically. Number one athletically. No, now we measure success in quite a different fashion. Success is counted with these $$$. It is all about $$$. The more of these $$$ you have, the more successful you are. So, everyone sets out to collect as many of these$$$ as they can no matter who has to go without. The new norm.

What I am trying to say here. The job of president is of high esteem. The whole country is looking to that person for guidance, security, and yes, an example how to live. If the message being sent that it is okay to lie, cheat, and steal as long as you come out a winner, I question your ethics. If you think because you are white that the hue gives you special privilege, I question your ability to govern fairly without bias. If your mission is to divide rather than unite you will destroy the very institution you claim you want to make better.

I wonder if there is anyone out there who is as frustrated as I am about what is happening in our country??? If so tell me what is troubling you and what you think we can do about it. And if not tell me why. Is it just how you want it or do you just not care. Maybe, and I completely understand you have just given up. Overwhelmed, beaten down, tired, and lost.

I get it, I’ve been there. It has been sometime since I’ve been good with what is happening around me. I don’t like to end on a down note butI haven’t found a solution to satisfy my insecure feelings. It only appears to worsen by the day with no hope for tomorrow.