Today our nation chooses a leader
and I am reflecting on a recent assignment for my government class.
It found me researching the Founding Father of the United States.
Among many others, I came across the name Roger Sherman.
A bit more reading, and I discovered
that he is the only person to have signed all four of the nation's great state papers.
I was surprised that I was only now reading this,
and decided he was someone worth studying.
An essay later and I am still in awe of the man.
He had a thirst for knowledge, unquestionable integrity, and solid vision
that led him from being a shoemaker's apprentice to a well respected member of Congress.
Fisher Ames once noted,
"If I am absent during the discussion of a subject, and consequently know not on which side to vote, I always look at Roger Sherman, for I am sure if I vote with him I shall vote right."
Needless to say, I now view him as a leader I would gladly follow.
I suppose, with his being a Founding Father, he's a leader I have followed.
But I got going on this whole leader thing because of the election taking place.
It's a big election.
National, in fact.
And I pray for the voting and deciding, though I can't really be a part of it yet.
I'm only going to be included for the following of the leaders.
And I'm hoping there are Roger Shermans on the ballots,
as well as Roger Shermans voting,
because probity and perspective are timeless.