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Where are the Leaders?

Just because someone is in a powerful position doesn't mean he or she is a leader. Given: I am very thankful I was born and raised in America. I can't think of a better place to live or a better system wherein to raise my family. My great grandfather Julius was a Lithuanian immigrant. His first boss assaulted him while pushing Julius to a production record laying railroad tracks. After being stuck with a long pin in his backside, Julius, nicknamed "Bear" for his 18.5 inch neck, arms, and calves, turned and cold-cocked his abusive foreman. Fearing deportation, or worse, Julius sprinted to his sponsor's apartment (in those days, in order to gain entry to the United States, immigrants had to pass rigorous physical exams and be supported by a family whose innate incentive was to make the new person self sufficient). Hiding and shaking in his closet, the police arrived and escorted Julius to the courts where his sponsor and interpreter explained t