What would Your Ideal Presidential Candidate Look Like?

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I have a challenge for you, but there are rules that absolutely have to followed or you will be removed from this post.

I would like you to describe your ideal (not any living or real person but your ideal) president. You cannot use names of any existing or dead president or other living or dead person, but just qualities you think would make a fantastic president. No swearing, no mentioning of any political party. What we are looking for here is the makings of an ideal president. In this post, you get to create your ideal hero for our country.

So now I will give you an example of my own to help you know exactly what we are looking for.

My ideal for a president would be a person of integrity, and a person who would care more about principles than money and who would serve this country even without a salary. This person would put first the health, welfare and safety of the people of the United States. The person would actually get out into communities throughout the United States and see them for what they are and what they are not, and looks for ways to help the States try to fix those issues. My ideal president would meet with the Department of Justice, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, the Department of Defense, and this president would encourage all of these important institutions to come up with a list of the issues we face, and what might be done to help resolve them not only for the United States, but for other countries as well. My ideal president would act always first and foremost to protect the Constitution of the United States. My ideal president would encourage young people (teens in high schools and younger) to form groups to come up with ideas to help solve the issues that are faced in this country and would have these young people meet in national events to present their ideas. The young people would be encouraged to serve on continuing committees that would provide input to the president to help put their ideas into action.

OK, I have shown you how I would write such an assignment, and I expect yours to be in keeping with positive ideas of your own, no characters or specific problems mentioned (we already know all of those), but how the president might serve in an honorable and successful way.

I think this might prove very interesting for us all, and I look forward to hearing your views from your perspectives such as being disabled, being homeless or low-income and what you would hope that an ideal president might work to resolve. Thank you one and all very kindly.


Thank You Forever . . .

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You were there for me, and you didn’t even know my name.  You fought for me, and millions like me whom you never got to meet. And you fought for your wives, your children, and your grandchildren, and this country of ours.  You came back, alive but wounded, or you came back in a casket.  You did your best to preserve our country and our freedom.  You were terrified at times, and sick from seeing all the dead and dying and the wounded, but you kept fighting.  Thank you forever.  Thank you for all the children growing up in a free country, and for all those who don’t even realize how great was your sacrifice.  I don’t know your names either, but I know that you did the best anyone could have done for any of us.  And I thank you one and all.  I wish you could hear me say it.  I wish I could shake all of your hands, or perhaps make a quilt for you and your families, who still cry when they remember what you were willing to give.

I cry when I remember my little brother, barely a man at 18, and how he came back 100% disabled from a war we should not have perhaps fought.  His sacrifices, like yours, gave me the heart to forever on work with those with physical and other challenges.  It gave me the heart that when I see you missing a limb or more than one, or suffering from PTSD to want to hug and comfort you and to say that I will never forget one of you. I grew up in a military family and every male member fought in one of the wars through time; some never made it back home.

This day is coming to an end, but your day will be forever remembered in the hearts of many of us.  And again, I want to say to all of you, thank you forever.