I don’t understand how the Star Tribune can justify publishing their most recent editorial, Strong Leadership Leads to Stadium Deal.
While it is true that our state and city leaders were the ones who crafted and negotiated what will eventually be a stadium, the process does not suggest “strength” anywhere:
- Strong leaders are willing to make choices for the advantage of their followers, not for the advantage of a few billionaires who don’t really need their help to get something accomplished.
- Strong leaders think of the future as opportunity for the children they lead, not as an unlimited gold-filled purse that some one else can fill.
- Strong leaders do whatever they can to help us all, not knowingly sacrifice a percentage of us with gambling addiction to “get it done.”
- Strong leaders understand priorities and that our love of a game should never have precedence over our ability to educate, house, clothe, feed each other, or go to the doctor.
- Strong leaders seek guidance from their followers, don’t hide from them behind closed doors and talk between offices to ensure they don’t violate pesky transparency rules.
- Strong leaders don’t let their morals and beliefs be hijacked by the wealthy, corporate America, or labor unions.
- Strong leaders don’t push green, just because they want to be able to say “I told you so” in 10 years.
- Strong leaders lead, they don’t follow their caucus when they know it is just wrong.