Consent of the Governed

Consent. What does it mean? It means a leader cannot rule without a follower’s commitment. Thus, “consent” and “commit” are bonded pairs of “command.”

When “commit” is not bounded by consent, command deteriorates.  When “commanding” the behavior of others, committed non-deviance evaporates without consent. Thus, even if a command is initially followed, the follower changes what is to be done, with resulting unanticipated or undesired consequences.

Don’t miss the point:  “ruling” is but facet of “leadership.”  Making a decision about what to do  is legislative. It’s not the same as implementing (executing) a decision.

In politics, What truly is “leadership?”