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Posted: May 29, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Our thoughts: Lack of Leadership

This week the president, the commander in chief of our military, addressed the graduating class at West Point.

His speech was filled with his usual silver-tongued rhetoric and empty promises and a genuine display of non-concern for the future leaders of our military.

He said nothing about protecting them after their service as if there was no problem with the Veterans Administration; he pushed instead his asinine philosophy on global warming.

His speech was met with tepid applause by his troops, our future protectors.

This president has for all practical purposes, in our opinion, destroyed one of the finest health systems in the world; he has also diminished in six years our leadership presence in the world.

He and his administration have caused people to doubt the principles that established this nation.

We can’t even imagine any president in our lifetime — including Jimmy Carter — allowing so many scandals to fester in their administration, and dealing with issues such as the VA, Benghazi and IRS by telling the American people that he only found out about the seriousness of the deceptions by reading or hearing about them in the media.

What we need in a president is one who believes in the principle that President Teddy Roosevelt believed in “Walk softly, but carry a big stick” on dealing with all issues affecting our country.

What we need in the person who is our leader is a person of character and honesty. Unfortunately for all of us, those are what this president sorely lacks.

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