Who does the President serve? Who does the Soldier serve? Who do all elected officials serve?
“The Oath of Office: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”
As Americans of the United States, we live under a form of government nearly 250 years strong. Not a democracy in the truest sense, not a totalitarian government, not an oligarchy or anarchy but we live in and serve a representative republic.
The soldier, the law enforcement officer, most elected officials take the very same if not extremely close to the same oath of office as the President of the United States. Notice the last line... That’s right, the Constitution. WHY?!?
Because in the wisdom of our Founding Fathers, MEN (and women) ARE CORRUPTIBLE. They can be “bought”. They can be persuaded, manipulated and mislead. They can be bribed, threatened and held hostage until their minds are changed. The constitution does not suffer the same fate. It is beyond threat - except by those who refuse to trust it and abide by its policies.
Great leaders require a common value system which supervises their own decisions. A value system and set of ideals which supersedes their own opinions. For a corporation those are bylaws and charters. For non profit organizations they will be similar. For religious institutions there are Holy Books and ancient texts.
When humans abandon ideals which have been tried and true, anarchy ensues. Anarchy is the worst form of democracy - mob rule, no one wins!
Leaders need to commit to values, principles and ideas and stick to them at all costs. The time tested ones have stood the test of time for a reason.
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