In Matthew 12:25, Jesus told us, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand."
One of America's great strengths is its ability to unite under a common goal and emerge from adversity together through hard work, determination and a spirit of brotherhood.
In the midst of all our troubles, America is suffering from a leadership crisis. We need our leaders to believe in American exceptionalism, to establish a core set of values and to stand by them.
We need leaders who understand that government is built by the people and for the people. America doesn't need leaders who are corrupt and seek office for personal gain.
Let's choose leaders who uphold the Constitution and who have the honesty and moral character to make decisions with full consideration for the greater good of the people and the future of America -- and let's unite behind them.
I encourage our next president -- whoever he may be -- as well as members of Congress and other leaders, to look inside themselves and ask: What can I do to serve this great nation and make it a better place by the time I leave office?
With strength of character, moral courage and the spirit of unity, we can emerge from this turbulent time and work to solve the complex problems our nation is facing.
It's time to put this turmoil behind us and resolve to rebuild our great nation.