Re: A SURVEY: HOW DO YOU THINK THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN SHOULD END?
posted at 10/10/2013 8:37 AM EDT
I think it should end by all our elected officials admitting to the facts of the constitution, principally, that they are co-equal branches, and must behave as such.
Then, I want our politicians to admit to another inconvenient fact, that they work for we the people. I think there has been plenty of display fo the opposite principle in effect: i.e. , shutting down the monuments on the mall to citizens while opening the mall at the other end for illegals. This warped view has got to stop. So, a heart felt pronouncement from our politicians, all of them, that they work for us. Ifthey can't do that convincingly, then, time for them to seek employment elsewhere.
Then a group hug. Seriously. nothing is going to get done until they realize that they are in it together, with us, the people. Enough of this two sets of books, two sets of rules. We all perish or thrive by the same rules.
Finally, I expect the politicians to take a long, hard look at what they are doing. For example, foisting Obamacare on a people that have always been against it, and defund it. Not because it is wrong necessarily, but because they went about it wrong. Un-ring the bell. It is not often we have suc ha chance.
Having done the above, I expect Obamacare to be defunded, but I also expect an honest discussion to occur on how to best meet the needs of the people in terms of healthcare, a real debate, with Republicans coming to the table, a real sharing of issues, not the non-debate set up by a President flush with the trappings of power and rich on election rhetoric.
People: This is not about winning or losing, this is about doing the right thing. Right now, our governemnt is not doing the right thing, behaving as promised, and doing so within the limits set by the consitution.
Time to change that.