I have developed a checklist for anyone to use for evaluating a candidate you would recommend as a Role Model for our children to admire. The only fatherless children I ever knew as a boy were ones who lost their father in World War 2. Fathers and mothers are supposed to be Role Models for their children. Until the Pearl Harbor attack, mothers raised their children instead of grandparents, day care centers or sadly no one. Times have changed and now as few mothers truely raise their children and look at some of the statistics related to children who spend their entire life with no father.
•63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. Of Health/Census) – 5 times the average.
•90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes – 32 times the average.
•85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. (Center for Disease Control)
•80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes –14 times the average. (Justice & Behavior, Vol. 14, p. 403-26)
•71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average. (National Principals Association Report)
•75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes – 10 times the average.
•70% of youths in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average. (U.S. Dept. of Justice, Sept. 1988)
•85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. (Fulton Co. Georgia, Texas Dept. of Correction)
• 43% of all US children live without their father [US Department of Census]
Daughters of single parents without a Father involved are 53% more likely to marry as teenagers, 711% more likely to have children as teenagers, 164% more likely to have a pre-marital birth and 92% more likely to get divorced themselves.
If this shocks you as it did me, I encourage you to read more and really get shocked. When will the American people wake up and get involved? Now Obama and Congress are racing to add 13 million more aliens to these statistics for only one reason. Power, re-election and electing Hillary Clinton for 8 more years of destruction is the only reason.
Before you get to the checklist I would like to ask you to use the same criteria to evaluate your current member of the House of Representatives, both Senators and who you voted for in the last Presidential election. You could use this for State and local elected positions. If you do evaluate those you voted for, would you vote for them again? Yes or No. If you answered “No” have you determined why you chose them or do you really care who are “Role Models” for your children?
ROLE MODEL CHECKLIST
CIRCLE YOUR ANSWERS
1. As a Leader, would you follow (him/her) anywhere, anytime and support their every position? Yes — No or Who Cares
2. Do you truly believe (he/she) is ethical, honest and trustworthy? Yes –No or Who Cares
Yes or Who Cares means you would or possibly have recommend (him/her) to be a Role Model for your children, grandchildren or great grandchildren? The “Who Cares” must be the people who voted for Obama and the Democrats as I can’t think of even one who meets the criteria of question 2. For that matter I have the same problem when I review the Republicans I voted for. Folks we are leaderless and short on Role Models for our children to admire.
If you feel you need some more detail coaching to answer the above two questions, I have compiled some detailed questions you can use to help you decide.
TWENTY ABILITY QUESTIONS
1. Do you feel they might be depriving a village somewhere of its idiot?
2. Like a small puppy – do they run around excitedly, leaving little messes for other people to clean up?
3. As leaders have they passed being a has-been and they are actually a never will be?
4. When they open their mouth, it is only to change the foot that was previously in there?
5. Could they function as a leader or organizer in a 2 man submarine?
6. Do they carry out each and every one of their duties only to their satisfaction?
7. Would they be out of their depth in a parking lot water puddle?
8. Are they technically sound, but socially impossible?
9. Do they have occasional flashes of adequacy that are marred by an attitude of apathy and indifference?
10. Do they remind you of a gyroscope, always spinning around at a frantic pace, but not really going anywhere?
11. When they reach rock bottom do they keep digging?
12. Could they organize a woodpecker picnic in a National Forest?
13. Do they work well when under constant supervision or when cornered like a rat in a trap?
14. Are they the sharpest knife in the drawer?
15. Do they have two brains; one being lost and the other out looking for it?
16. Did they get into the gene pool while the lifeguard wasn’t watching?
17. Do they have a room temperature IQ score?
18. Do they drink from the Fountain of Knowledge or just gargle?
19. Are they brain dead and just don’t know it?
20. Are they so busy they don’t know whether they found a rope or lost their horse?
Everyone would agree that I have been rather critical of Liberals, Conservatives, Congress and especially President Obama for a lack of leadership. Supplied with some rather impressive “FACTS”, that you would have expected the media to uncover, I hope you enjoy a comparison of Government Success when Americans were united.
During the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced 22 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks.
We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.
Americans who don’t care far outnumber the ones who lived, died and suffered but joined another Liberal Administration to win a non-political war. At least Franklin Roosevelt was a leader that Americas respected with a Congress filled with role models that united rather than dividing the people. We had military leaders that were respected role models for the children to admire.
Sadly, if the United States was attacked today I expect that over 50,000,000+ Americans that won’t work would defect to Canada instead of building weapons and facing the enemy. If they were shot it would be in the back while running away from the gravy train.
It’s worth noting, that during the almost exact amount of time, the Obama administration and Congress couldn’t build a functioning web site.
Leadership the reason? You can be sure that I feel that what we are watching is planned and executed by our government leadership, including the so called conservatives in Congress. Unions and the EPA are the biggest enemies Americans ever faced.
Why are we buying oil from the enemy instead of drilling and creating jobs building a pipeline to Canada? Answer, we have too many tree hugging cowards that buy their support with political donations to cowards in Congress.
“GOD SAVE AMERICA”
Part two of this series was posted December 16 and I requested readers to send me names of people who they feel would be role models for our children to admire. My blog reaches over 150 people and so far I received only one name verbally, Bill Cosby, from my dear friend Vickey Chau on Christmas day. My initial intent was to expose younger individuals who could be an impact on the younger Americans. I certainly agree that Cosby is a true role model. It appears all of the role models I admired are dead.
Vickey also asked me to expand my search and develop what I perceive to be the requirements that would result in a specification for future Presidents of the United States. By stroke of fate I received a message today that could be useful in writing a specification. The message also busted my bubble when I read about one of my role models when I was younger, John Kennedy, who was at least a leader.
Review these observations that were made by the Secret Service agents that were close to these Presidents. They were likely closer than family. I want to thank another friend, Wally Kittman for sending me this information. I have started my search to create a specification for the President of the United States and your suggestions and comments would be greatly appreciated. C Brewer
Would you consider any of them to be a role model?
From the Secret Service/Very interesting snippets from Ronald Kessler’s book about our presidents. Here are snippets from a book of “Impressions & Observations” of Secret Service personnel assigned to guard U.S. Presidents/First Ladies and Vice Presidents.
*JOHN & JACQUELINE KENNEDY*
*A philanderer of the highest order. *
*She ordered the kitchen help to save all the left-over wine during a State dinner, mixed it with fresh wine and served again during the next White House occasion.*
*LYNDON & LADYBIRD JOHNSON*
*Another philanderer of the highest order. In addition, LBJ was as crude as the day is long. Both JFK and LBJ kept a lot of women in the White House for extramarital affairs. Both had set up “early warning systems” to alert them if/when their wives were nearby. Both Kennedy & Johnson were promiscuous and oversexed men. *
*She was either naive or just pretended to “not know” about her husband’s many liaisons.*
*RICHARD & PAT NIXON*
*A “moral” man but very odd, weird, paranoid, etc. He had a horrible relationship with his family and in a way was almost a recluse.* *She was quiet most of the time.*
*Everyone in the Secret Service was surprised by his downfall. *
*GERALD & BETTY FORD*
*A true gentlemen who treated the Secret Service with respect and dignity. He had a great sense of humor. *She drank a lot.
*JIMMY & ROSALYN CARTER*
*A complete phony who would portray one picture of himself to the public and very different in private e.g., would be shown carrying his own luggage, but the suitcases were always empty; he kept the empty ones just for photo ops.
Wanted the people to see him as pious and a non-drinker, but he and his family drank alcohol a lot! He had disdain for the Secret Service and was very irresponsible with the “football” with nuclear codes. He didn’t think it was a big deal and would keep military aides at a great distance. Often he did not acknowledge the presence of Secret Service personnel assigned to serve him.*
*She mostly did her own thing.*
*RONALD & NANCY REAGAN*
*The real deal — moral, honest, respectful, and dignified. They treated Secret Service and everyone else with respect and honor. Thanked everyone all the time. He took the time to know everyone on a personal level.
* One “favorite” story that has circulated among the Secret Service personnel was an incident early in his Presidency, when he came out of his room with a pistol tucked on his hip.
The agent in charge asked: “Why the pistol, Mr. President”
He replied, “In case you boys can’t get the job done, I can help.”
It was common for him to carry a pistol. When he met with Gorbachev, he had a pistol in his briefcase.
Upon learning that Gary Hart was caught with Donna Rice, Reagan said, “Boys will be boys, but boys will not be Presidents.”
[He obviously either did not know or forgot JFK’s and LBJ’s sexcapades!]*
*She was very nice but very protective of the President and the Secret Service was often caught in the middle. She tried hard to control what the President ate and he would say to the agent, “Come on, you gotta help me out.”
The Reagans drank wine during State dinners and special occasions only; otherwise, they shunned alcohol; the Secret Service could count on one hand the times they were served wine during their “family dinner”.
For all the fake bluster of the Carters, the Reagans were the ones who lived life as genuinely moral people.*
*GEORGE H. & BARBARA BUSH*
*Extremely kind and considerate Always respectful. Took great care in making sure the agents’ comforts were taken care of. They even brought them meals, etc. One time Barbara Bush brought warm clothes to agents standing outside at Kennebunkport; one agent was given a warm hat, and when he tried to nicely say “no thanks” even though he was obviously freezing, President Bush said “Son, don’t argue with the First Lady, put the hat on.” He was the most prompt of the Presidents. He ran the White House like a well-oiled machine.*
*She ruled the house and spoke her mind.*
*BILL & HILLARY CLINTON*
*Presidency was one giant party. Not trustworthy — he was nice mainly because he wanted everyone to like him, but to him life is just one big game and party. Everyone knows of his sexuality.*
*She is another phony. Her personality would change the instant cameras were near.
She hated with open disdain the military and Secret Service.
She was another one who felt people were there to serve her.
She was always trying to keep tabs on Bill Clinton.*
* An egotistical ass, who was once overheard by his Secret Service detail lecturing his only son that he needed to do better in school or he “would end up like these guys” — pointing to the agents.*
*GEORGE W. & LAURA BUSH*
*The Secret Service loved him and Laura Bush. He was also the most physically “in shape” who had a very strict workout regimen.
The Bushes made sure their entire administrative and household staff understood they were to respect and be considerate of the Secret Service.
*She was one of the nicest First Ladies, if not the nicest; she never had any harsh word to say about anyone.* *KARL ROVE was in fact, though, the guy who was the most caring of the Secret Service in the administration.*
*BARACK & MICHELLE OBAMA*
* Clinton all over again” – hates the military and looks down on the Secret Service. He is egotistical and cunning; looks you in the eye and appears to agree with you, but turns around and does the opposite — untrustworthy. He has temper tantrums.*
*She is a complete bitch, who basically hates anybody who is not black; hates the military; and looks at the Secret Service as servants.*
“A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders.” ANON
Creating this blog increased my interest in the political activity in both Washington D.C. and Austin Texas. I have more time than most as I have been retired for 20 years, it reminds me of my interest when I was a boy. During the late 1930’s and early 40’s growing up in the depression provided little entertainment as most of the money we had was required to just survive.
We had no TV, limited radio and newspapers that actually reported the news without bias and government power threats like we see today. Americans survived without Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Drug Plans and insurance was limited to burial plans for the elderly for 90% of the people.
I look back and remember the people who were role models for those of my generation. We only had one President, Franklin Roosevelt, from the time I was old enough to remember and age 15. As a boy he was someone to admire, trust and a role model. Many heroes and role models were abundant during my teen age and formative years during World War Two. We also had Audie Murphy, Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower and thousands of neighbors, family and friends who gave their life to save our Republic and freedoms.
I suppose some of our politicians were liars, cheats, thieves, con men and criminals. Without media sensationalism, bias and outright propaganda, it would hard to know what they may have done. Some at least were public servants instead of career leeches seeking royal stature and lifetime wealth as their objective. What was a select few back then has become a mass majority today.
The intensity of chaos, secrecy and lack of ethics in Congress, our President and his advisors, our Courts and the pitiful lack of any political leadership is pathetic. I am not totally focused on President Obama as we have not had any creditable leadership in Washington since Ronald Reagan.
President Obama has merely intensified the race to destroy our Republic form of democracy and his legacy, Obamacare, has established new parameters of total insanity. Watching this man along with his power partners, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi manage our country reminds me of watching Larry, Curley and Moe who made me laugh as a boy.
Other major things have also changed with the people who vote to empower these power hungry con men. When I was a boy even children understood the difference between slapstick comedy and common sense governance. Our education system along with our justice system has been high jacked and politicized to replace our freedoms and eventually eliminate “States Rights” with total control of our lives from one central government.
Our national media refuses to report the news anymore and we are bombarded with twisted, biased and news controlled by Washington power brokers. I can’t find one leader in our current political field that would be a role model for our children. We have leaders of business, commerce and finance that would be role models if we had a media that was honest or had the guts to get them exposed. We are obsessed with only selecting politicians to lead our nation.
Most leaders outside of politics have enough sense to understand that the media would find enough dirt to destroy their future if they threatened the Progressive-Liberal agendas.
One thing is certain for Americans who can see through these smoke screens of lies, deceit and twisted facts. Watching Obama (Moe), Reid (Larry) and Pelosi (Curley) lead us is more comical than watching the “Three Stooges”. The price of admission is more than the nickel it costs when I was a boy and we got to see two movies and serials to boot.
To be fair, balanced and politically correct you can line up the current Republican political leadership and enjoy more slapstick comedy. Like Obama and his cronies, they could not lead you out of a paper sack if both ends were open.
America is becoming the laughing stock of world leaders including the Third World countries. Even Mexico is trying to remove isolationism that has failed its people.
Who are your role models?
C Brewer December 2013