Yes, like everyone else, I’m angry. I might even throw a few dishes. But it’s not OK to burn the house down. My concern about “the house” (our country) prompts me to write.
Fixing our government doesn’t involve bringing in outsiders or voting for a particular party. It starts with voters (you and me) who refuse to vote for candidates (Democrat or Republican) who claim, “My way is the only way and there is no other way.”
Fixing our government begins with the sacrifice of private concerns in favor of teamwork and the common good. In times of war, people understand that the choice is either teamwork or disaster. No such war is upon us, forcing us to harness the incredible power of teamwork. But internal strife and a paralyzed central government are tearing us apart from the inside, gradually strangling our country and our way of life.
Our government will never move forward while shackled by uncompromising party leaders who don’t understand the common good. We must put aside anger and begin raising our voices in support of real leaders who can see the big picture and compromise on lesser issues.