“…“The Presidency” has transitioned from the ‘Public-Servant’ mentality…to ‘Serve My Own Interests First’…”

Image result for you can't get rich quick in politics unless you're a crookPresidential Memories: I can remember, I know it’s hard to believe, when Roosevelt used to have his “fire-side-chats.” Just as a small kid of 5 or 6, I remember laying on the floor in front of the radio, listening to the President of the United States. Now, some 70 years later, and some 12 presidents later…. I find myself reflecting on “what I remember” about each Administration. It seems that the “quality” of our SERVANT has deteriorated over the years. Why so, I wonder?

Here is my recollection of each.

  1. Franklin D. Roosevelt: A great president. Remember for having polio, and possibly a liaison with one of his secretaries. Died in office, but remembered for being “one of the greatest” presidents ever, having served for some 13 years, and would probably have continued, had he not died in office.
  2. Harry S. Truman: Known for his “fight’z” disposition, and piano playing skills, defending his daughter, and “taking no lip,” but mostly… he believed “the office was owned by the people,” and was “not for sale.”
  3. Dwight David Eisenhower: The “first 5-Star” General, a true patriot, a pretty good president, and had “very little” baggage, or controversy. He was tied, also, to a secretary…so they say.
  4. John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Probably best known for his skill-sets in the bedroom, even with a BAD-BACK, and having a beautiful wife…but mostly for his charisma, “the Camelot” and having been killed in office. And, like many, I remember EXACTLY what I was doing when his assassinated was announced. I’ve always “believed” the stories of the MAFIA being behind his assassinated.
  5. Lyndon Baines Johnson: Probably better known for “extending the Viet Nam War, and assuming the Presidency after JFK’s death. A known philander, and “money-grabber,” and was connected with a few “un-timely deaths.” Not much of a president.
  6. Richard Milhous Nixon: Famous for his “I’m not a crook” speech. And, probably will go down, or has gone down, as one of the Nation’s Best Presidents. Was one of the most “knowledgeable” and capable presidents. He probably regained much of his creditability before dying.
  7. Gerald Ford: The only president that was NEVER ELECTED. A one-time servant in the Oval Office. Was well respected by everyone, and known for his fair-play, and honesty.
  8. Jimmy “Peanut” Carter: Probably best known for the reputation of his brother, and best remembered for a “do-nothing-president.” He’s accomplished more since leaving office that while occupying office. One of the first examples that proved almost anyone can become president.
  9. Ronald Reagan: A great Governor, a fair actor, and a “super-great-president,” that has carried the respect of both parties over the years. Best known for “Mr. Gorbachev – tear down this wall.” A great president that all oval office aspirants should want to emulate.
  10. George Bush: Probably without controversy. Probably one of the “most qualified” men to have ever held the Office of the Presidency. Probably “too nice of a guy” to be President. He should have been re-elected, and probably would have, had it not been for Mr. Ross Perot coming in, and screwing up the election.
  11. William “Monica” Clinton: The beginning of the Worst Presidents Club. He would have been better as the CEO of the Playboy Empire…and, he was NEVER the servant of the people, but the servant of “what’s in it for me.” Best known for “sharing the presidency” with his eh eh…wife. Nuff said.
  12. Barack “O’bama-Care” Obama: What’s to say? “If you don’t know…then you probably don’t care.”

My whole point in all this gibberish is to emphasize that “The Presidency” has transitioned from “the Public-Servant” mentality…to “Serve My Own Interests First.” Having this type of Presidency is bad…for sure, but what is worse…is we ELECT them. We citizen-voters keep shooting ourselves in the foot. When will we wake-up? O’I know…when we have “lost all of our constitutional rights.”

Here are a few scriptures that guides us to the… right LEADERMatthew 20:26“It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,

Proverbs 11:14Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.

Proverbs 16:12It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness.

…Blessings…cjlb…8/28/16

 

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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