Over the past this blog has presented information on the stark contrast we have in our country between statesmen and politicians. Through that lens, we turn again to list those qualities so as to separate the candidates we see before us today.
From an earlier post:
- A Statesman loves the Constitution.
A Politician hates the Constitution.
- A Statesman enforces the Constitution.
A Politician violates the Constitution.
- A Statesman uses truth to keep power in the hands of the people.
A Politician uses lies to gain power over the people.
- A Statesman‘s primary concern is to secure freedom for future generations.
A Politician’s primary concern is to get elected or re-elected.
- Statesman will not play politics with the people’s money.
A Politician will buy votes with tax money.
- A Statesman knows the people must control government.
A Politician believes that government should control people.
- A Statesman knows the people must limit government’s power to tax.
A Politician believes government should have unlimited power to tax.
- A Statesman gives his allegiance to the people and country.
A Politician gives his allegiance to government.
- A Statesman will demand a balanced budget.
A Politician will spend money stolen from future generations(deficit spending).
- A Statesman will cause peace.
A Politician will cause wars.
I think an important characteristic on this list is a love for and allegiance to the people and the Constitution for the United States. Aside from Donald Trump in this election cycle, how many times have you heard any candidate ever in the past four decades express their love for America and her people?
I’ve created a poll for your consideration in ranking the current candidates as to their status as a politician or statesman. You can vote for as many as you want, and multiple times.
And now let’s take a look at Trump’s speech today, October 31. Its only scary for the republican elite! 🙂