Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The State of the Nation

Without being alarming or admitting to any infirmity I have been around this magnificent country coming up on a seventh decade.

Does that give me prescience to what is going on in our country?


It only gives me the experience of living in what this country has gone through for a number of decades.
The fact that I chose journalism a career path is an added advantage to singular understanding of what we are going through at the moment.

I think many people in the United States of America are experiencing a seething anger against the partisanship, the rancor, the recalcitrance of our (OUR) elected representatives who think we are as inimical against the opposition (Whatever that may be) as they are.

Congress you have a great lesson here to learn here, if you choose to do so.

You are not special. You are not entitled to serve for a lifetime. You are not above the law, both the law of the land and the moral laws of our common, modern society. You are where you are to serve the collective good of our republic.

We the people, we who you are supposed to represent, live in tolerance, community, and in compassion with our neighbors and our neighbor’s neighbors. We have to, because of the proximity of life. We understand the ache of life and the battle of family budgets with all of the worry when the means do not meet the needs and bills cannot be paid.

Congress you have no clue to what we go through on a day-to-day basis. You have formed an elitist club that does not serve the best interests of the people who elected you.

You have forgotten what you promised to remember when we elected you. You have become dispassionate beings who think that liberal or conservative ideology is the only issue of democracy.
Democracy is not stubbornness. It is compromise and courtesy.

Many of us will make sure you are not reelected.

Here’s a reason, if you need one.

Your collective rancor and subbornness over the dept limit has set the world on a course of fear. You placed partisan politics above fiscal policy and you were the catalyst for this global  economic worry.

Everyone is hurting at this moment; liberals, Conservatives, Inbetweeners, are all suffering economically because of your inability to see the whole picture of America and her place in the world  and to present a   unified image of our stability despite our over-spending and borrowing which must stop.

Enjoy your limited tenure Congress. Plan for a time very soon when your individual power is powder and your prestige is a passing of the wind.

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