With the onslaught of social media and the old-school media pressing their agendas like two chocolate candies in a fat man's pocket, it's easy to lose sight of our magnificent gifts as American citizens.
Indeed, we are not a perfect nation. We are a country made up of different people with different opinions. The ability to freely express those opinions makes the U.S.A. the greatest country in the world. People are willing to do whatever is needed to become American citizens.
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Let's celebrate and appreciate our differences and this spectacular country...
July 4th has come and gone, but let's not wait till next Independence Day to think about what makes America the greatest country in the world. Let's celebrate and appreciate our differences and this spectacular country we have the privilege of calling home today and every day.
Exercise your rights...most importantly, your right to vote.
Be proud to be an American. Speak your opinion freely, and let others do the same. Exercise your rights; the right to freedom of speech, free press, the right to assembly, and most importantly, your right to vote. In fact, vote in every election that you can; caucuses, primaries, federal, state, county, city, and even your local school board elections, because they are all just as important as the Presidential election.
Next Tuesday, August 2nd, is Missouri’s next primary election. According to ballotpedia.org, a primary election is an election used either to narrow the field of candidates for a given elective office or to determine the nominees for political parties before a general election. CLICK HERE for more information on Missouri's Primary Elections and how, when, and where to cast your vote.
This August 2nd be sure to protect your rights by exercising them and help choose the best candidate possible. Someone who has all the makings of a great leader.
A great leader understands we are all Americans and together we are a great and strong country.
Leaders forge ahead of others and show followers a vision of what could be. Good leaders unite people toward a common goal. Great leaders help us remember that we are all on the same team.
A great leader knows the real adversary is not the neighbor down the street or the person with an opposing political viewpoint. A great leader understands we are all Americans, and together we are a great and strong country. A great leader spends 50% of his time trying to understand opposing forces and the other 50% trying to win opposing forces over. We need great leaders.
The important thing is to make the best contribution you can make in a way that is uniquely yours.
Anyone can be a great leader. No matter where you are or what you do, you can make a difference in our world. The important thing is to make the best contribution you can make in a way that is uniquely yours. No matter how big or small, you can positively influence the people who come into your life.
GET OUT THERE!
words & pics by t. smugala