The scariest figures are not in costumes anymore—they are the grown-ups, intent on using rumors, lies, and innuendo every day to strike fear in the hearts of us all. Ugly, unfounded rumor promotion and insults have now gone mainstream and may even deliver an election.
Trust is a critical leadership attribute that must be earned by our leaders every day as they serve the country and defend the rule of law and the Constitution of the United States.
It seems like a perfect storm has overcome our country, but we should not despair. From history we can find inspiration in cases where our leaders addressed times of crisis in ways that inspired confidence.
Yesterday, I appeared as a guest panelist on Fox’s “The Story with Martha MacCallum” to discuss the deep political divisions in our country.
A month after the German surrender, Dwight Eisenhower visited London to express his thanks to the victorious armies, and his appreciation for the sacrifices made during the war. He brought with him a message of lasting unity.
World-changing events hung in the balance on this day in 1944, hours before the Normandy invasion known as D-Day. A pivotal decision, countless sacrifices, and the heroism of Allied troops, resulted in the liberation of Europe.
This Memorial Day, join me in paying tribute to those who gave their lives for our country and for causes greater than themselves. I will remember one such person, who has brought considerable meaning to my own life: Pvt. Frank E. Mackey.
Today we remember “Victory in Europe” 75 years ago. Like me you may be filled with both sorrow, for allies who perished as they defeated Nazi Germany’s murderous rule, and joy that their sacrifice ushered in the possibility of a “second chance.”
My new book, ‘How Ike Led,’ a retrospective of Eisenhower’s wartime and presidential leadership, will be published on June 2nd by Thomas Dunne Books.