Monday, August 08, 2005
Another reason to be glad to be an American
You don't have to worry about too much power going to any one branch, like here. In the link, it states that Japan's Prime Minister has called for elections next month in reaction to parliament's decision not to split up the Japanese mail service. Some would call this true leadership. The man saw a problem, asked for a solution. The government rejected that solution for reasons not given, and rather than accept defeat, the man attempts to get new legislators in that will do what he says. Strangely, this sounds a lot like what many republicans are saying the Conservative majority must do here, accept whatever the President suggests, no questions asked, because he's the leader. Fortunately, if they don't do so, the President can't fire them. Also, fortunately, we have an independent judiciary in place to keep tabs on overzealous acquiescance. Leadership doesn't mean "my way is right." Leadership sets an example for others to follow, and admitting your mistakes, or accepting that your solution might not be best.