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Three Things.

Today’s Think Write Thursday topic is three things I’d do if I were President of the United States. Of course I have zero desire to be President; I wouldn’t even know where to start. But I do know which three policy areas are most important to me:

Education. Equality. Environment.

A strong system for public education and full literacy is a must.

Everyone is equal. regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, skin color, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, eating habits, income, health, marital status …

This Earth is a precious gift. It’s the only one we have. We need to treat it as such.

However I doubt that platform would’ve helped me get elected (unless I had a really terrific speechwriter and a lot of folks smarter and savvier than I to help me communicate it!)

Instead, I’m feeling right now like what I’d do as President is not as important as how I’d lead:

With hope,

Hope is not blind optimism. It’s not ignoring the enormity of the task ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. It’s not sitting on the sidelines or shirking from a fight. Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it, and to work for it, and to fight for it.
~ Barack Obama


I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

and commitment.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
~ Margaret Mead

(and always giving credit to those terrific speechwriters who make me sound smarter and savvier than I am!)

Thank you Carole and Kat for another thoughtful topic. Head over to Carole’s blog to see what others are sharing.