A few days ago, my boy stated this: "Mom, when I grow-up and become a man, I want to be The President. And when I do, I'm going to make Math illegal but keep Science." Of course, I had to tell him that Science and Math go hand-in-hand, but if he could find a way to mandate making Math easier to learn (i.e. get rid of Common Core), that could be something to strive for. I also told him a good thing to platform on would be Education Reform so that school can be a better place for kids to learn. He liked that.
I told this story on Facebook recently and upon a comment, I said something that inspired today's post. The thought is this; If this specific election and my conversation with my son should teach us anything, it should teach us the extreme importance that our children REALLY ARE the future of tomorrow. We should be raising them to be the kind of leaders we want in this life! No, really.
Now, I won't go into which political leaning I'm party to, but I do want to make an example of Donald Trump & Hillary Rodham-Clinton for the purposes of this post. You see, Donald Trump was raised rich & privledged. He always mentions how he was given a "Small Loan" of $14 Million to start his empire. It is clear from how he treats others that he was NOT raised to respect women and that he feels he is entitled to the WORLD! To him, becoming the leader of the United States is not a matter of improving this country, but to add to his noteriety and use that influence & power to benefit only himself, his family, & anyone who has the power to make him richer. As far as Hillary is concerned, she has always had a political mind. I don't know about her raising, but she is someone who has struggled because she is a female. Having said that, life has made her "play the game" so to speak because she married a man (regardless of the fact that he, himself, was once president) who has repeatedly sought the companionship of other women and not her. She has had to become self-reliant and has proven to do some shady things to attain the titles she has achieved to make it to the potential first Woman President of the United States. It makes me wonder what she may have done as a child to get what she wanted in school, home, and other things.
So besides a COMPLETE revolution, what's the best way to finally have leaders to be proud of? Raise them ourselves! I submit to you this challenge for the next +/- 18 years per child: Raise your children as if you knew for a fact they will grow-up to be the next POTUS. Let's raise our children with the values we want to see in the leader of the free world. Raise our children to be Senators, Representatives, Governors, Mayors, and what other public, federal, & government offices they may become who really will eschew lobbyists, have the compassion & goodwill for others and other people. Let's raise leaders who don't need to give themselves raises because they are happy with living with just enough of a salary to live comfortably while using the surplus from anything extra to give toward programs for the poor, the children, the good for the WHOLE COUNTRY!
THIS is the real way to make America Great Again. Raise Leaders who actually want the best for everyone and their home countries and not just themselves.
And now, a word from Kid President: