Jack Ricchiuto has a good post that I found via George. Jack argues that we can’t necessarily project our views and desires on our leaders. I gather he may be talking about corporate leadership, or maybe community leadership and not necessarily elected leadership, but my comment was that we are so often sold something that is not what we actually get – which creates the expectation divide. Modern politicians have become professionals in the game of bait and switch (see Bush and Iraq war), which leaves us with little recourse other than to wait for the next game to try and discern who among them is baiting. My guess is the majority.

Jack does make the critical point though:

A community that gives more responsibility to their leaders than to themselves has no compelling or sustainable future.

Reminds me almost of the Ben Franklin liberty/safety quote. Very powerful indeed.

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  • welcome back eric.

  • That’s why we need to stop asking politicians “for” all these certain somethings. In fact, we should ask them to start taking back what they’ve already given us.

  • Eric

    Thanks Tim.

    Jason, I’ll settle for ones that do what they say and don’t lead us down paths we never wished to travel. As for your hinting at reducing government, I am all for waste reduction…but let’s not turn this into a war on the social safety net – you won’t win.

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