Now that the government is open for business again, we can all breathe a big sigh of relief, right? We know better. In politics it seems that the motto is something like “do unto others before they do unto you,” and then lie about it afterwards with smiling faces and mock sincerity for the cameras. Our Congress shut down the government, and then those same people complained about our parks being closed. They got in front of the cameras and pointed fingers across the isle. They kicked the can down the road a few months, and we’ll have our stomachs in knots right before Christmas. Fantastic.
I happen to lean left, but I am disgusted by the way both Democrats and Republicans behaved, and both sides must agree to resolve future disagreements without harming the entire country. Tyranny, whether by the many or the few, is evil. The drum beat of hatred is loud, drowning out reasonable discourse on Capitol Hill and on Main Street U.S.A. I cringe at what I read on the internet sometimes, and I am astonished by what some people are willing to say. Our leaders, in the rhetoric they use, seem to be a distorted reflection of reality. The shrill cries from both sides do not represent who we are as a people. If the voting public could convey this message to our elected officials, perhaps the nastiness would subside.