America’s Political Civil War Can be Overcome With Great Leaders and Presidents
The President of the United States requires an tremendous amount of endurance. Being President requires an astounding about of commitment, discipline, and willpower to endure the never-ending stress of the position and the scrutiny of a population quick to criticize and slow to show appreciation. POTUS is not just a job. It is a lifestyle of leadership and selfless public servitude. Those Presidents, who find themselves incompatible with this lifestyle choice, have been consumed by the job; whereas, the greatest of Presidents have seized the opportunities offered to them by the Presidency and have been transformed by the power and responsibility of the Office into the greatest of leaders.
President’s Day was crafted from the birthdays of President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln to honer those who have taken on the responsibility of the Executive Branch. It is, however, great Presidents like Washington and Lincoln who are remembered on Persistent Day. George Washington faced the herculean task of of building a government, a new form of government, in a post-war nation of former colonies reluctant to cooperate and even more reluctant to empower a centralized government. Abraham Lincoln presided over a civil war and a massive cultural revolution that ended with the demise of slavery. Today, the US faces an ideological political civil war that requires the same level of leadership potential.