The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
– Thomas Paine
Over the last few months I have noticed a great deal of fraudulent activities going on. We have many local governments run by gangsters. These leading individual fools are making bad choices. Our local leaders are “wheeling and dealing” money and stealing from “the People.” This is inspired by big corporations as well. They come into a community and influence little city councils with the “big bucks.” I wonder where the honor is with our local leaders. I wonder if most individuals drawn to public office these days are badly “power-warped” from the get go.
We live in a global community more than ever before in our history as human beings. The above quote by Thomas Paine identifies the real ambition of a true public servant for “the People.” Government should be as a fine membrane; set up to maintain and service “the People.” The above quote by Paine reveals the ideals of honorable leadership of a world, a country or any spit in the wind local city government.
“To do good is my religion” is what we must hold all leaders accountable to. First our leaders must have a heart, a conscience. Second our local leaders need to understand that they are interconnected to other local governments. They are the microcosm of the macrocosm. As this applies locally, it also applies to our states and our country.
As a leader one takes on responsibility to those she or he serves. Public office must be an honor of service. This must be the same locally and to the world. Everything is interconnected. We need extraordinary ambassadors that make a vow to serve “the People” a continent, governments and countries. We do not want leaders who serve only their personal and private interests anymore!!!.
I call to the Thomas Paines of the world, countries and governments to be leaders of “goodness.” Their greatest and highest inspiration must now be, “All mankind [humanity] are my brethren.”
Cheers~ a toast to our future Leaders, our great new extraordinary Ambassadors!!
They purify the earth for My Lady.
They celebrate her in song.
They fill the table of the land with the first fruits.
They pour dark beer for her.
They pour light beer for her.
Dark beer, emmer beer,
Emmer beer for My Lady.
~Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth.