In case you haven’t noticed, election season is officially upon us. I know because I barely had time to crack open a beer at a family birthday party last weekend before the question was asked: “So Ross, how about that Republican Convention?”

I hope I didn’t disappoint with my answer: “I don’t know. I didn’t watch a second of it.” (And no, I’m not watching a second of the Democrat Convention this week either.)

People I know generally feel pretty comfortable breaking the “don’t-talk-about-politics-at-a-party” rule with me because they know I spent 4+ years of my mid-twenties leading a local 501(c)4 nonprofit organization. But they’re usually a little surprised by my response these days. I’ve come to the realization that there are no political solutions to our cultural problems, but there are cultural solutions to our political ones. And I’m more than happy to share that realization whenever somebody wants to chat “politics” with me.

Do elections matter? You bet. Leadership always matters. But will Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton or any other mysterious third party candidate “make America great again”? Absolutely not.

That’s not a knock against Trump or Clinton or any other candidate. I simply recognize that America’s greatness has never been vested in politicians or governments – nor will it ever be…

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