Decentralize: (v) to distribute the administrative powers or functions of a central authority
The premise was simple:
Make sure that every Big Mac served in a McDonald’s restaurant anywhere in the world tastes equally as good.
Yet I will tell you, even if you have identical ingredients, it is still being made by people who rise and fall based on their level of passion.
- You can organize.
- You can inform.
- You can bolster.
But there are certain individuals who will excel above others simply because they’ve established a standard which they refuse to abandon, even if inconvenience threatens them.
I know it is popular to believe the government can be decentralized—that we don’t need so much power in Washington, D. C., but instead, should distribute it throughout the states and local principalities.
But is it really possible that there are four hundred thousand respectable, trustworthy leaders to honor goodwill for the people?
How difficult is it to find one?
So if we can get that one example to be so shining that it encourages others to do better, then we have the makings of a possibility instead of a flop.
For I will tell you, even a leadership conference requires leaders.
And if you put fifteen people in a room, they will shake and rattle to their levels of importance and value unless you try to mess with it.
To provide for the common good means we need to have a central point where nothing but the common good is discussed, considered, honored and revered.
To expect this to be the same in Buttrick, South Dakota, as it is in Grassley, California, is not only optimistic, but maybe endangers good folks from getting good things.