Monday, October 3, 2016
(H3) Political Philosophy
As we've looked at several philosophy's regarding politics lately it has led me to ponder our presidential candidates and the upcoming election. What do I want in a national leader? What is the best way for the government to be run? What qualities are important for a leader to have in my opinion? As I looked at both of our top candidates for the potential leader of our country it became quite terrifying. I believe honesty is one of the most important qualities for a leader and it seems as if both candidates have quite a bit to hide or quite a bit they're attempting to hide. It seems like the game of politics is a game of lying these days and if honesty is an essential then it leaves our country in a dismal place. It has made me think of what kind of government and leader would be ideal for me and I don't think there's one perfect leader we could have, each one will have flaws. The most important leadership qualities to me I think are honesty, empathy, intellect, and broad mindedness. Sadly I don't see all of these qualities in our current candidates and it makes me fear for the next four years America will face but I pray that in this will open the eyes of our citizens to be more aware of the leaders chosen in our next election and the qualities they possess.