Near the top of any leadership ethos is the concept of stewardship: the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving
This is our strong suit. From education to the environment to women to family to democracy itself, progressive positions reflect a deep commitment to stewardship - a mindset all but absent in the free-market model of government. Is a failure of stewardship the Achilles heel of the right?
We're seeing this drama unfold today with Republican proposals to sell off public resources to cover short-term needs. These ideas violate the principle of strategic flexibility - and guarantee fewer options for the future. Whether it's about prisons, highways, hospitals or parks, the instinct to let public assets fall into private hands is the instinct of a renter, not an owner. It's an instinct devoid of stewardship. Short term thinking at its toxic worst.
Republicans may be good at something, but it sure as heck isn't stewardship.
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