Dr. Tod Worner: We Need A Burke, A Churchill Or A Thatcher . . . Not a Trump

Dr. Tod Worner: We Need A Burke, A Churchill Or A Thatcher . . . Not a Trump February 29, 2016

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Something very different from me this morning.

My fellow Patheos blogger, Dr. Tod Worner, has written an astute, excellent, and thought-provoking piece on the choice that we may now face in 2016 – all placed within historical context.

I agree with Dr. Worner.

Here are two very brief excerpts:

Character matters.

And it profoundly informs judgment.

What have we seen in the front runner of the Republican presidential race?

As Maya Angelou once wisely observed, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”

We have seen Donald Trump’s has character time and again.

It is arrogant, vulgar and angry.

It is deceptive, petulant and entitled.

I do not believe this is “Trumped up” affectation.

I believe this is who he is  . . . “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.

If this is who Donald Trump is, heaven help us with the type of decisions he would make.

And this:

Now, to be sure, Churchill could be arrogant, Thatcher could be caustic and Burke could get angry, but their judgment led them to see and act with a clarity.

And their singular, bold vision, as history has borne out, improved the lives of millions.

Without sound judgment, a leader can be bumbling, yet inconsequential.

But even worse, they can be a reckless demagogue.

Please read the rest of Dr. Worner’s post here.

And then please take some time to consider it.

Peace

Image Credit: Wikimedia, via Dr. Tod Worner


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