Personality, Politics Or Principles?

Seeing and reading the responses to the recent inauguration, this seemed appropriate.

“”Trust me” government asks that we concentrate our hopes and dreams on one man; that we trust him to do what’s best for us. My view of government places trust not in one person or one party, but in those values that transcend persons and parties. The trust is where it belongs — in the people. The responsibility to live up to that trust is where it belongs, in their elected leaders. That kind of relationship, between the people and their elected leaders, is a special kind of compact.”

Ronald Reagan July 17, 1980 GOP Nomination Acceptance speech

If history shows us anything, it’s that people are flawed. To put unquestioned trust in a person will end in disappointment.

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