A Thought on Leadership

A Thought on Leadership

Gary Hunt
Outpost of Freedom
December 27, 2016

Preface

This article was written back in the nineties. The subject came to light as I watched many fledgling organizations fall apart as a result of conflicts between an aggressive leader, usually charismatic, and generally a type “A” personality. It is not to suggest that such a person cannot be a good leader, though those features should be subordinate to a more rational approach to the decision of who will best serve in that capacity. Following are my thoughts on the subject of leadership.

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One of the most important tools utilized by those who have sought to take our freedoms and our country from us is the control of public education. By these means they have been able to remove aspects of our history which would have enabled us to both perceive and deal with the problems of today, long before now.

We have a group of leaders in the Patriot Community, many who have proclaimed their position by methods of public relations which are founded on promulgation of sensationalism. Perhaps their positions are merited, yet if we look at history; we will find that these are not the means by which leaders were selected two hundred years ago.

Jefferson, Adams, Washington, Henry and the rest of those who gave us the nation we seek to restore were well established in their respective communities, and recognized by their efforts to be men of sincerity. Their efforts extended, in most cases, over many years of guidance to their neighbors. The respect that was earned by these efforts, and their willingness to represent the will of the people propelled them into the delegations which formulated the course that the colonies would pursue.

Would it be possible for the government to anticipate the desire of the Patriot Community to return to Constitutional government and infiltrate agents into the community to say what patriots want to hear? Would they then attempt to acquire a position of leadership? By what we know, the One World Government people have achieved this very goal in our Congress, Courts and even in the Presidency. Are we foolish enough to allow the same to happen to us?

The War of 1812 was declared by the Americans. The President sent to the Congress a Declaration of War which gave six reasons for which he requested the Congress to agree that a state of war existed. The Declaration was approved by the House on June 4, 1812 and the Senate on June 18. Of the six causes for war, probably the most significant is the fifth, which reads:

“Fifthly. Employing secret agents within the United States, with a view to subvert our government, and dismember our union. “

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The selection of members of the community who have proven themselves to those they know and live with as local leaders will minimize the possibility of infiltration by those who might otherwise have objectives different than our own Under the scrutiny of their neighbors, their true self will be much more apparent. Their positions will not have been achieved by expertise in self-promotion, rather by the efforts they have already expended in the cause.

It should be understood that when seeking our “leaders”, we should look to those who ask questions, listen to the answers, and seek to understand others, rather than to attempt to impose their will on others. Outspoken advocates are suited for private associations which are gathered for specific purposes, but are absolutely unsuitable for the form of government our Founders granted to their Posterity.

 

3 Comments

  1. Speak2Truth says:

    This is excellent advice. Yet, beware, for the power-seeking infiltrators are well aware of this, especially if they are students of Saul Alinsky. They engage in public service to promote themselves, to camouflage themselves and to manufacture a narrative about who they are. This technique is well used by politicians and infiltrators alike. It will especially be true of anyone infiltrating and seeking leadership in Patriot groups, for patriots may be expected to do a bit of research.

    They may have served in the military and use it as a shield against criticism, they may run an organization that performs charity services to shame anyone who dares criticize them, they carefully work up a list of “look what a good guy I am” activities. As is often said of the Clintons, they also leave a trail of damage in their wake and perhaps even a few dead bodies – people who knew too much about them.

  2. Constitutional Truth says:

    Gary,
    This has to be my favorite essay of yours to date! Not only because it aligns with my own views (lol), but because it is TRUE! Daniel Webster said “It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions….There are men, in all ages…who mean to govern well; but THEY MEAN TO GOVERN. They promise to be kind masters; but THEY MEAN TO BE MASTERS….They think there need be but little restraint upon themselves…The love of power may sink to deep in their own hearts….” (caps used in lieu of italics).
    Your assesment – “Their positions will not have been achieved by expertise in self-promotion, rather by the efforts they have already expended in the cause. It should be understood that when seeking our “leaders”, we should look to those who ask questions, listen to the answers, and seek to understand others, rather than to attempt to impose their will on others.” – absolutely resonates, and should be the guidestone for choosing leaders, wherever leaders are needed.

    • ghunt ghunt says:

      Lady F.,
      It has always impressed me that most of the Founders were aristocrats. However, the ratification of the Constitution destroyed the existing vacuum that limited positions of power primarily to that same aristocracy.

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