It isn’t easy being president

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The 2020 presidential election will take place on November 3. That’s exactly one year from today. Do you know who you will be voting for?

It isn’t easy being the president of any organization. I discovered this years ago, when I was elected president of my nursing school class. I was so honored by the surprise nomination. But before I knew it, I had become the target of everyone’s discontent, about everything. There is a surprising amount of discontent among students of nursing.

A similar thing happened when I was nominated and elected president of a small church board. I quickly discovered why I had been chosen: no one else wanted the thankless job.

My late uncle was named President Emeritus of a college, after having served for nearly ten years as the active college president. This is a Christian college, so the level of animosity he encountered was surprising to him. My uncle and I often talked about the difficulties inherent in holding the office of president, in any organization.

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If it’s this challenging to be the elected president of a class of 55 nursing students, a small church board, and a Christian college, I can’t even fathom how difficult it is to be president of an entire country — especially one as large and diverse as the United States. Whew. No, I definitely would not want that job!

Personally, I couldn’t decide between the two primary candidates in 2016. I live in New Mexico, so I cast my vote for our former governor, Gary Johnson. I was hoping the extremely contentious nature of the 2016 election would give the Libertarian third party candidate a decent chance, for once. But no, I basically wasted my vote.

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At this point, I have no idea what I’m going to do in the 2020 election. But I do know that I will vote, for someone. 2020 will mark 100 years since women first had the right to vote in the presidential election, in every state of this country. It was a hard won right, and I am not giving it up. Meanwhile, I plan to do a lot of praying for guidance, between now and next November 3.

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Friendly and respectful comments are welcome. We get enough haters arguing politics in the news and on social media, so please, none of that here. Thank you for stopping by and God bless. πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜

With love, Linda Lee @LadyQuixote

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All of the above public domain images were found on the Wikipedia page entitled Women’s suffrage in the United States:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_suffrage_in_the_United_States

 

15 thoughts on “It isn’t easy being president

    • Ann Aschauer November 3, 2019 / 11:58 am

      I’ve been saying this for years. I’ve been praying daily for President Trump ever since he took office. I also still pray daily for Barrack Obama … force of habit, I guess. πŸ˜‰

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  1. CynthiaBaileyRug November 3, 2019 / 6:27 am

    You know what gets me? The lack of respect people have these days for the office of president. Love or hate the man in the office, fine. But to have such utter disrespect for the office he holds by saying terrible things about him really bothers me. I don’t even mean Trump alone.. this has been going on for quite a few years now, even before he got into the office. Instead of saying such awful things, why not stop that & start praying for the President instead, yanno? Like you said, being president in any capacity is a hard job & they all could use some prayers, but especially the president of this country. They’re always under so much pressure & scrutiny, they need all the help they can get!

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  2. @PreacherBiker November 3, 2019 / 8:55 am

    Nice I like

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    • Linda Lee/@LadyQuixote November 3, 2019 / 8:57 am

      Thanks. And thank you for saying you don’t think our 2016 votes were wasted. πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜

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  3. andthentheendshallcome JERRY PARKS November 3, 2019 / 7:08 pm

    I was not for President Trump in the primaries, I have not always liked his mannerisms, but of one thing I am sure. Had he not been elected we would never have known how Corrupt the leadership of the State department; the FBI, and the CIA were, and still are. We probably all thought it before, but now we know. So yes, pray and vote.

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  4. Musings of an Author's Heart November 3, 2019 / 7:39 pm

    Can you imagine the difference it would make if everyone who speaks ill of the president, or in my case the Prime Minister of Canada, they would find something good to say along with a prayer? I agree with you, Linda, that we should not lay aside the hard-earned right for women to vote. Sometimes I find that it is the people who complain the most and loudest are the ones who don’t even bother to vote. In my opinion, if you don’t vote you don’t have a right to complain.

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  5. ourlittleredhouseblog November 4, 2019 / 4:05 pm

    So true Linda, we need prayers that everything works out in the end when it comes to politics. It is a scary subject and there seem to be a lot of people who are very angry about it so I try the best I can to stay away from that topic. I still vote and every time I just pray I made the right decision. I will never understand that about some people looking for reasons to fight and argue. We all need to pray that this election does not cause anymore hate.

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    • Linda Lee/@LadyQuixote November 4, 2019 / 4:24 pm

      Yes! Amen!

      My husband reminded me this morning that we need to vote in our local election tomorrow. I said, “Oh yeah. Who are we voting for again?”

      He said “It’s not so much who we’re voting for, as who we’re voting against.” Then I remembered …. did you know that you don’t need any background qualifications whatsoever to run for Municipal Court Judge?! At least, not in this state. And… yeah, we gotta vote tomorrow.

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  6. seekingdivineperspective November 11, 2019 / 8:10 pm

    This post brought back memories for me. I was one of two women on the board of a Christian school during a crisis, and after much leg work and board meetings going into the wee hours of the morning (about 4 nights a week) the demise of the school was avoided. So I, too, was surprised at the animosity aimed at us – and over such dumb little things! The threat parents liked to use against us was “Well, we’ll just HOME school next year!” And much to their disappointment, the other woman on the board would say sweetly, “If the Lord is leading you to home school, by all means that is what you should do.”

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