We need someone who has seen blood flow for needless reasons and regretted it
One of the American Choices we make periodically and must always have up for review is the one that relates to who is in charge of and manages our military resource.
We are reaching what ought to be the end-times of having to pay for our shallow civic behavior as voters who failed to fully consider the qualifications of our elected leaders. But if we stay in the shallow end of the pool we will pay for our stupidity for years to come.
The American Choice is to never again be casual nor shallow about why we support the election of specific leaders.
Personally, although having a concern for the circumstances in America and across its borders that draw those willing to work cheaply to this country, immigration reform is not any predominant reason for casting a ballot in support of the immigration-reforming candidate.
Personally, I am concerned about public morality in an ethical sense of the highest good of all concerned. However, moralizing the population based on literal-minded and shallow childish Christian theology is the least of my priorities. We do not need a born-again religious stampeding President or Congress.
Whoever presides must have demonstrated experiential knowledge and not just an ability to speak about American foreign policy and military matters in a thoughtful and intelligent manner; not blustering grandstanding.
We absolutely must benefit from the wisdom of those who have served out there where there has been action.
... someone who is not just a solitary muscle-flexor, saber-rattling cheap-talk personality with god talk, pretend patriotism and no substance
... someone who has understands that blood can flow for needless reasons and carrying a big stick is not by itself a reason for bloodshed
... someone who understands and grieves for villages destroyed or ruined by blind military tactics
... and who understands what really happens when advisors belittle collateral damage
... someone who understands that intellectual advisors within his administration bearing theories based on book-learning, pseudo-academic gurus, think tanks and the notion of historical precedents are kept on a very short leash
If the leader attempting to pose as presidential material cannot convince me of that kind of wisdom connected to avoiding an imperialism that ignores, demeans and totally devalues the lives of non-Americans everywhere else, then my vote goes elsewhere.
Criminal leadership may have sat in a presidential chair but America has never made a collective choice for those absolutely horrific and shameful values. Our leaders can never again be given an electoral approval without passing the muster of social and global responsibility and accountability.
Our sitting president will go down in history as the absolute poorest American Presidency ever
... As having done the greatest global harm ever
... As the American politician most deserving of impeachment proceedings
... ... ever in our history.
Nobody owes him one iota of gratitude.