Virtuous Leadership – Hitting the Right Target

When shooting a firearm accurately, it is essential to align the front and rear sights, the barrel, and the target. And when all these are in alignment, with proper stance, grip, and trigger control, the hammer drops, the firing pin hits the primer, and the bullet goes exactly where it is supposed to.

Sometimes, it’s really that easy. I have a friend who collects old World War II firearms, and one day at my son’s request he brought his restored British Bren to our back pasture…


 

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Crisis and Courage

The country is in crisis.

The long and bitter war against a foreign enemy might not be the most severe peril facing the Americans. Just as dangerous, and perhaps more so, is the sharp divide between factions within a disorganized domestic government.

Individual, corporate, cultural, religious, and regional agendas threaten to destroy ambitious hopes for an independent and prosperous nation, one blessed beyond compare with natural and human resources. Politicians play to special interests, many more interested in how they can pad their own coffers and power base than the good of the people of their constituencies or the nation itself.

The citizenry is similarly divided, ideological disputes going beyond discussions and debates to the point that they often dissolve into violence. Distrust for government and authority is at an all-time high.

The enemies of America laugh at it, and many suggest the country will collapse on itself.

Hope dissolves. Despair grows.

Yet 15 years later, the United States of America would emerge from these crises under bold leadership with an innovative and unique constitutionally-based government. Over the next two centuries, she would rise to become the world’s most powerful and prosperous nation. How did this happen, and what lessons from that history can we apply to today, where our nation faces such similar challenges?


 

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Reversing America’s Decline

Without doubt, America is in decline in all four of her classic instruments of national power – Diplomacy, Information/Intelligence, Military, and Economy.   I suggest this is a direct consequence of an extended period in which our leaders not only have failed to follow the principles of Virtue-Based Leadership, but have been openly hostile to them…


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