Here's the Nonsense: America is in trouble and needs to find another leader like Ronald Reagan to fix things.
Here's the Horse Sense: America's troubles certainly could use a Ronald Reagan to lead us, but that isn't all we need. It will take a change in Americans to save our nation.
Today would have been Ronald Reagan's 103rd birthday. America was blessed with him as a leader who was like none other we've had since his birth. In fact, America may never be blessed again with such a leader. Someone with the communication and leadership skills and convictions of Ronald Reagan comes along very, very rarely. We should be thankful for having been given such a leader.
In my new book, The Leadership Secret, I explore and explain what is needed in leaders, whether it's in government, family, business, or any area of life. It clearly outlines what is required in the people who will lead us. But while it outlines what we need in our leaders, even with great leaders we will not succeed unless our nation abandons its immoral ways and becomes committed to honoring God in our lives.
Our founders said that our government was created for a moral and religious people and would not work if we were not those kinds of people. No longer can we look the other way at wrongdoing. That isn't just when we see corruption in Washington or a crime being committed. It is also when we do all those little things we've come to accept as "okay" but are not worthy of those who honor goodness and righteousness.
Even those who claim to be "religious" are guilty of activity that they would never think of engaging in if God were standing in front of them at that moment. I've got news for them, He is watching at that very moment. He is always watching.
Everything from treating others unjustly, to watching unsavory movies and TV shows, telling unwholesome jokes, telling little "white lies" because we can justify them, cutting corners on our taxes, not obeying the laws of our land, and any other thing that falls short of how God has commanded us to live. We must turn to God and live like He has commanded or there is no hope for America regardless of who we elect to leadership.
While many say we need to search and find another Ronald Reagan, continued failure in our responsibility to God will ensure our destruction.
The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today's news with good ol' fashioned horse sense
“…I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve.… It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.” - Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775
"The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell
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