give your leaders some advice

Philippines
May 29, 2008 10:36am CST
In almost every country around the world, we hear problems involving the government and its head. Problems like corruption, economic difficulties, misleading laws, etc. etc. that affects the country tremendously. In the Philippines where I live, the president is always bombarded with every criticism you can think of, from the way she talk, act, dress to the way she lead the country to progress. With all the issues that she has to face everyday, it's really possible to make some mistakes once in a while, and this is when criticism strikes her. In view of the above, if you can face your leader and converse with him for a day, what good advice can you tell them.
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@jczvrse (169)
• United States
30 May 08
Now this is only my feeling and I don't want to start a war here I don't usually discuss government but here goes if I was able to converse to the president I would tell him he has done a lousy job of running the country and he should just crawl into a hole somewhere and never come out.
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@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 May 08
I also from the Philippines. And also a government employee. I know how the government moves, the officials, etc. But as an employee, I just have to do what the chief or my supervisor has to say. I mean, of course, with respect to my job. And that is one of the restrictions, as stated by law, we can't talk against the government. We can't be involved in strikes and some other movements against the state. Or else...
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@kaezy_kulet (2465)
• Philippines
30 May 08
i think when i face her i will say that do your work best. do not be affected of all the criticism that is always being thrown on you. and to all the other politicians can you just please stop criticizing one another? just help in the progress of our country. stop pulling those who are on top of you..time will come that some of you will be on top and the others who where left behind will also pull you down if this crab mentality does not end.
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@ayessa (1586)
• Philippines
30 May 08
If given a chance, I'll tell he.... I know that it is difficult to run a country and I can see that you are making all your best to do a good job but are you really serious on helping the country? Cause if you are why not donate some of your money and pay it to the debts of our country. (hehehe, I knew she won't give even a single cent.)
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• Philippines
29 May 08
I am from the Philippines too But I have no guts to give advice to our leaders. If they don't even listen to their advisers, do you think they would listen to us common people? I think people are too much with their reactions against our leaders. They are making it too personal. What is the relation of how she walks in the economic situation of our country? I think, no matter who will be the president, we have the same problem that is getting worst. We, the common people can not do anything to solve the problem.
29 May 08
i'm from the philippines too :D here's my advice to her: something is wrong and if not with you, with your government. you ought to take a good look at that rather than thinking of yourself. we are the ones having to deal with things while you sit comfortably inside your huge houses. no offense to some people of course.
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@DANDOY (9)
• Philippines
2 Jun 08
hi i also live in the philippines... i am really against the dirt of the politics.. if i will have the chance to face the leader..i would like to say that from the day he/she put into office, self interest ends and loyalty to the people will start.. put off the traditional politicians (TRAPO), make a goal of making the country at its best under his/her regime. criticism will always strike, and it may strike hard..but its so obvious from the start that critics will not be off the picture..so just do what is right and under the law.. being a leader comes a big responsibility and be at the best.. just consider criticism but dont be affected.. serve one day at a time and the whole term will be just fine.. =)
@mehale (2200)
• United States
30 May 08
If I were given the chance to talk to our leader - in my case, the President, or maybe even the presidential candidates - my first concern would be to suggest that they put some major effort and consideration into a new and workable energy policy. Devote more research and energy into trying to make heavier use of clean, or green, energy sources such as nuclear power, solar power, and even bio-fuels. This could go a long way toward healing our overburdened economy. I would also remind them that our economy does need some major work. Another important issue I would like to discuss with them would be education; I can see first hand how much our children - which, let's face it they are our country's future - are missing out on in their education now days. Far too much time and effort is being invested in teaching our children how to take mandatory standardized tests instead of teaching the subjects that matter and that they will need if they are to advance their education and prosper. Things like history, math, reading, science - these subjects are seriously lacking these days due to the teachers spending most every classroom minute in teaching the information that will be on these standardized tests and teaching the students how to take these tests and respond properly to the questions that are on them. A perfect example would be my daughter who will be going into the 5th grade next year and does not even know why the civil war was fought. She also did not know that Germany, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, or Japan are countries. If we want our country to prosper, we need to spend more time teaching our children about the things they will need to know to prosper and be responsible adults and less time taking useless tests. These things would at least be a good start. If I also had more time with them, I would also like to discuss the situation in Iraq, and how much of the money and time being spent there could be better spent working on the problems we are facing here at home. I would also like to remind them that it is time to begin making the Iraq government stand on its own and bring our troops home. There are probably a lot of other things I would like to discuss as well, but this is at least a good start.