Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Good Governance


Kindred,

I commend your activism, especially in social justice and the environment;  
Freedom from injustice and saving the earth are great causes. 

It is, after all, what it means to be a good steward. 

Good government or good governance requires electing and having good leaders who not only have the vision and competence to lead, but also the bravery, integrity and compassion to make the difficult and complex decisions. 

Every decision has a consequence: positive, negative or unintentional.  

If the consequences are negative, they must be addressed, hopefully without blame and definitely with accountability and responsibility. 

It would not do to make a bad situation worse. 

Do not view the process of governance and responsibility simply in terms of right or wrong; or even yes or no.  

Even though, the process requires (yes or no) debates, it comes only after the work of countless dedicated public servants coming up with possible solutions (first).  

Any negative consequences thereafter require the same amount of work and dedication to resolve. 

I would like to encourage you to continue your work to make the world a better place. 

And do not take any analysis of consequences or resolutions to negative consequences as criticism of your person unless there is cause to do so. 

Why have standards fallen so low? Where is the sense of honor and duty? There is no win or salvation in the shame of dishonor and indecency....