Americans today are not the same as our forefathers. The average 10th grader in the 1700’s was more educated and in touch with what was going on in their country than most Americans today. Need proof? Watch the video at the bottom after reading this post and ask yourself how adult Americans can be that ignorant.
So what are we doing wrong, you ask?
When we vote we are all too often very uninformed. People don’t want to spend twenty minutes researching propositions, bills, etc. — much less candidates for office. Consequently we currently have, at best, a socialist in the Whitehouse who is rapidly destroying the American way of life. We are being divided every way imaginable — black vs. white, rich vs. poor, etc.
What should we be focused on when we vote?
The majority of Americans focus on if they like the person running for office. This means they are focused on the person’s personality.
When evaluating a person (typically over time), we do so based on two things: personality and character. Personality is basically how a person acts, speaks, displays emotion, etc. It’s what we see on the ‘outside‘. Whereas character is more of what’s going on on ‘inside‘ of the person. Another way of looking at this is to consider personality what a person says or how they say what they do to make us feel good or bad. Whereas character is more in tune with their actions and what they do. Character is primarily based on our principles — the values that drive us. The old cliche, “actions speak louder than words” comes to mind. A great example of character is what we do when no one is watching. If you’re on a golf course and kick the ball where it’s easier to hit, you’re cheating. (Unless you have an unplayable lie.) But if no one is watching, you get by with it. After awhile you will do what you think you can get by with even when people are watching. There are several examples of this today in recent political history. (Hillary comes to mind.)
So, when you are trying to decide who you should vote for in the next presidential election, your focus should be on the character of the person being evaluated. If they have no history to evaluate, you’re probably buying a used car from a shyster. You have no idea what you’re buying. (Much like hiring Obama to be our president.) Unless, you can find a mechanic to inspect the car, you’re probably getting ripped off.!!
How should we look at those running for office, you ask?
Look at what the person has done, evaluate their history. If they are predominately consistent, they probably have good character. If they vacillate on issues, they’re trying to tell you what you want to hear and have no principles of their own. If they say they’re going to do something, ask yourself if you believe they can do it. For example, if a candidate says they’re going to make Mexico pay for a border fence in America, ask yourself if you really believe they can deliver. If the answer is ‘no’, and they made you feel good with their statement, you’re probably dealing with a person with good personality and bad character.
Regardless of what they told you during Bill Clinton’s reign, character does count. Character is what makes a president do what is good for the country, not necessarily what’s good for him!
For those who didn’t even take the time to read this shorter post, I want to thank you for being part of the movement helping to destroy this country — I am just glad you will have to live in it too! For those who got this far, please consider closely who you vote for because this may be the last time you get to the opportunity to do so…
Vote character, not personality!