A New Face for a New America

It has been my privilege to live under 12 presidents.  Because they were all human, they all had faults.  Even Ronald Reagan, who I consider to be one of the best presidents of my lifetime, had his own shortcomings.  To expect a man or woman to be perfect in any area is to expect the impossible.  It is equally impossible to believe that a president can be found who will please all the people all the time.  However, Obama is the only man to occupy the Oval Office during my lifetime with the avowed purpose of destroying America as we know it.

He has, since the defeat his party suffered in 2010, attempted to portray himself as a Christian and a main stream moderate.  He is neither.  His belief in the stupidity of the American people is unbelievable.  Does he really think we can be duped into forgetting the first two years of his presidency and reward his treachery with another four years?  Obama must be replaced at all cost or we may well see tyranny or even blood in the streets of America.  The only campaign promise he has kept is to “Fundamentally change the United States of America.”  The United States of America was just fine as it was.  We have existed for two hundred and thirty-four years as a Constitutional Republic.  Thousands of men and women have bled and died to defend the Constitution which has enabled us to become the greatest nation in the history of the world.  George Washington said “Americans will die on their feet, before they will live on their knees.”  This is fact that Obama does not understand, but he will after 2012.

The question naturally arises, “Who is the best man to lead our nation back to greatness?”  That man is not to be found among the entrenched Elite in Washington, D. C.  We sent 87 new congressmen and women along with seven new Senators to Washington in the last election.  Yet the entrenched political parties are putting forth the same tired old politicians as best able to represent us.  They are, in fact, recommending the exact people who put us in this deplorable situation to begin with.  What America needs, and Americans want, is a new face to lead this country.  I firmly believe Col. Allen West is that person.  The only criticism I have heard of him is that he needs more experience.  It is those with experience who are responsible for the mess America is in today.  A president doesn’t need experience, especially the type Washington provides.  As simple as it may seem, there are only three things a man or woman needs to be successful as President of the United States.

The first is core values; love of God, love of family, and love of country.  This may seem trite, but take a further look at what this provides.  Core values provide a person with a strong moral compass.  They do not need to be an expert in an area to understand that some things are inherently right and some things are inherently wrong.  Core values provide direction when a person is faced with a difficult decision.  Core values are established by having a knowledge of the Bible and the great concepts it contains.  Before someone starts screaming “separation of church and state,” let’s take a look at our Declaration of Independence.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

The founders of this great country believed that our rights come from God, and the only legitimate role of government is the protection of those rights.  A strong set of core beliefs will provide a leader with that understanding and the moral compass that comes with it.

The second requirement for a successful president is a strong sense of obligation to the men and women of America.  In any situation a successful president will ask, “What is best for the people of America?”  Allen West has already proved himself in that area in no uncertain terms. 

A terrorist was captured in Iraq who had information concerning an emanate attack on Col. West unit.  When he refused to provide the information needed Col. West pulled his service revolver and fired a shot past the man’s ear.  The terrorist immediately told Col. West all he needed to know to protect his troops.  When chastised by his superiors for his actions he answered, “I would walk through Hell with a gasoline can if it was necessary to protect my men.”  That is the attitude of a great leader.  That is the attitude we need in the man or woman who would lead this nation.  Again, look at our Declaration of Independence.

“And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”

This concept was well understood by the men who founded this “land of freedom,” as well as the thousands who have bled and died defending it.  It is the difference between a great leader and a poor one.  It is a concept totally foreign to Obama’s thinking.  Any man or woman who would aspire to sit in the Oval Office without the firm belief that he or she is a servant of “We the People” is not worthy of the title.

The third and final requirement is that of the ability to know and accept one’s limitations.  There is no man or woman alive with the ability to be an expert in every field.  Great leaders surround themselves with great people.  They seek out the best and brightest in every field, then listen to their advice.  A president with a great team will be a great president.  Given the best advice in any situation will enable the president to weigh the advice, look to his moral compass for guidance, then make the right decision.  We often look at humility as a weakness, when it is in fact our greatest strength.  The most humble man to ever walk this earth was Jesus Christ.  The most powerful man to walk this earth was Jesus Christ.  The best definition of humility I am aware of is “putting the needs of others ahead of our wants.”  This is what Jesus came to do, and did.  He is the role model every president should look to.

The “fresh face” who can rise up to lead his people and his land back to greatness is Col. Allen West.