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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bully America

Leadership is not bullying. Definitions of leadership are often hollow. The reason is that people haven't studied the subject sufficiently and that the topic is elusive.

In a pluralistic democratic republic that is the United States of America, leadership demands particular characteristics. Unlike many private corporations, the business rules are different for the federal government enterprise.

Collaboration and consensus-building among bipartisan participants are essential for producing successful outcomes that address the needs of the majority and minority. The government is the instrument for every individual, and the leaders must embrace the idea of inclusion.

"Bully America" is an oxymoron. A society that embraces the values of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights cannot possibly act like a bully nation. Its leaders cannot and should not be bullies. Surely, America has had some bullies in The White House. Yet, they are exceptions and unrepresentative of our best examples.
bul·ly 
noun
a person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker.
synonyms:    persecutor, oppressor, tyrant, tormentor, intimidator 
verb
use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.
Bullies, whether they are a child in a classroom, or an adult in a neighborhood are unacceptable in American society because they contradict our values as citizens.

Donald Trump behaves like a bully. He surrounds himself with like-kinds. He and his regime are unfit and unacceptable as leaders of our nation. They must be resisted and ousted by all legal means.

The message to their supporters is that your bullying stops here and now.
Actual bullying, many educators and social scientists say, is intentional, repetitive abuse by a powerful person toward a less powerful target.
CNN 



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