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Being President Requires Honesty and Accountability

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Being president requires honesty and accountability, in no small measure, in any kind of organization. Being president also requires a good measure of strength and humility. How can anyone be an effective president of anything without these personal qualities?

The gravity of the need of these traits to be present can be no greater than in the person who occupies The White House as President of the United States.

What about the need for institutional knowledge and respect? The President of the United States should always demonstrate a real command and understanding of the history of this country. He or she should show ultimate respect for the sacred principles, policies and institutions on which this country was founded and on which its future depends.

Imagine what would happen to organizations, companies, governmental entities if the leader is allowed to consistently indulge in thoughtless, reckless, dishonest, and irresponsible behavior? Ultimately, those organizations, companies or governmental entities will not stand. Why do we think it will be any different for America? It is not.

Being President Requires Honesty and Accountability

The damage or ultimate demise may not be immediate nor permanent, depending on the age, experience and resilience of the entity that has fallen victim to someone who is not qualified. But, why on earth would caring and concerned individuals that stand to lose so much, be hurt or seriously diminished by such leadership, allow it?

America is a strong, resilient, prosperous and blessed nation when one considers and compares it to many other countries in the world. But, even America cannot withstand the repeated undermining of principles, laws, and values that made it great in the first place.

All thinking Americans cannot afford to forget the fate of great nations in the annals of history. Remember Rome? That great unparalleled empire was not destroyed by external forces, but the weakness, discord, and corrupt practices from within. During the time of the Roman Empire, there wasn’t a nation or enemy or earth that could have defeated or destroyed it. Romans allowed their great nation to be destroyed. Sounds familiar?

America is still the strongest nation on earth. But how long will it remain if caring citizens allow it leaders to continue disregard sacred institutions, lie at will, show utter disregard for the principles on which this country was built, and dismantle the laws and policies that sustain it? Such behavior by a leader would not be tolerated anywhere else.

Being president requires honest and accountability. Those are minimum requirements when it comes to being President of the United States.

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Being President Requires Honesty and Accountability
Janice Ellis
Janice Ellis
Janice S. Ellis, PhD, author, has written a column for newspapers, radio, and now online, where she analyzes educational, political, social and economic issues across race, ethnicity, age and socio-economic status. You can see her writings on this website under the headings of "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" and "Above & Beyond Race." Subscribe to the email Newsletter and get updates on the trending topics.


  1. Ron says:

    Who is Donald Trump. He lies so much he doesn’t even know who he is! Get him out

  2. Tom/ (Tommy)/ Thomas/ Thomas Glenn/Thomas Glenn Cottom 2/TGC2/ (((((?SAINT THOMAS JAMES BONDINI 0007))))) says:

    ? the article brings about awareness to the navigation of time and to the people’s lives involved and contained within political systems and what values we need to seek to reach humanities best destinations . it also points out that when leaders fail we are all doomed unless we take responsibility to set the steering wheel and rutters of time on course. I believe it is plain to see to the naked eye and if it hasn’t been I have tried to bring things into site because the fundamentals of bullshit have so overruled the fundamentals of any good worthiness for so long. while many lives have ended up ship wrecked in many ways while certain inner circles just cruise on by is not a laughing matter to me .it is not that they just cruise on by they are responsible for most of the many damages we incur. if some people think that the thought of heaven provides some answers with it you would correct about that but seem to miss the part some people have other plans and their plans will be anything and everything short of the correct solutions. not many,people go into the history books they are just washed away in time but your lives are more important than the controllers are because of the controllers/leaders are constantly people’s problem. the end turn to the next page

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