If there is any position which would seem to require leadership skills, it is within the arena of political figures. Politicians are meant to lead those within their areas of authority and the country at large to beneficial and satisfying ends. However, the current norm for political interaction is thinly veneered bickering with little to no efforts towards progress. The political landscape of the United States has become little more than a factious school playground, where the air is filled with name-calling and underdeveloped thoughts.
A political figure’s personal and professional life should exude a profound sense of authority and nobility. Politicians must be held to a higher standard in order for them to safeguard the principles of our Constitution. Their leadership is meant to safeguard our ability to exercise the liberties established through our constitution and form of government.
The U.S. Constitutions and the form of government it suggests rests on the shoulders of political figures and their ability to engage differering parties in civil discourse. The appropriate exercise of our government leads to opportunities for our country to grow and prosper through the refining process of differing parties coming together to find a common truth. When political leaders lack basic leadership qualities of diplomacy, strength of character, and approachability, the framework of our society begins to crack.