“He that would govern others, first should be a master of himself”

I put this quote by Philip Massinger (1583-1640) because it so appropriately describes our current state of affairs. Some of our leaders have not learned this premise. Some of our leaders live to mislead and yet decree that they are the solution for the next four years.

How does one master himself or herself? Do they lie through their teeth at any expense? Do they panic when they should be truthful and honest? Do they purposely deceive? Do they conceal assets? Do they practice nepotism without same? Do they believe that they are the greatest leader on earth? Do they constantly blame others for their failures and ineptness? The answer to all these questions is “NO”!

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give them power.” – Abraham Lincoln

We need men and women of character to lead and understand the pain of “We the People”. We cannot allow our country to succumb to the false prophets. I believe that America has awoken to the reality of the great possibility that we will lose our place and status on the world stage. Let us be the best actors. Not false reality show actors. Our votes will enact and bring back sanity and clear the paths to move forward even better than before because being empathetic, truthful, and strong against adversity are our best traits.

As an educator, mother, grandmother, poet and lover of humanity, I beg you; do the right thing. Let us all select the candidate who has demonstrated that he is a master of himself. Stay safe. God bless America.

Our Democracy Counts!