bobsal u1553115 wrote:
Sure wish we had a national leadership in this thing.
Every individual making a bad choice is leading the nation and the world astray.
Liberty = a responsibility for every individual to choose their own actions as if they were the king of the world.
If you are being less than the best role model you can be for all of humanity, you are shirking the responsibility of liberty.
Since none of us are perfect, we are all shirking liberty in some ways; but we should not think that we are just sheep/minions waiting for a shepherd to lead us. God is our shepherd and He leads us with Holy Spirit, but that means we have to go through our own process of ascertaining what good/higher authority requires of us.
When we look around for guidance from other people, including the president, it is for input/advice/inspiration in a decision-making process that is ultimately our own. Remember in the Nuremburg trials where nazis said they were "just following orders" from the fuhrer? That's what we're not supposed to do; i.e. mindlessly follow orders/leadership without questioning it. We have to realize that we are ultimately responsible for our decisions, not the president, king, fuhrer, etc.