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Does government work at all?

I can feel the frustration level growing. Americans give their federal lawmakers approval ratings in the 10% range, and it’s an assessment well earned. On the biggest issues our nation faces, those people in Washington repeatedly dig in their heels, refuse to compromise, and blame their opponents.
Yes, it’s childish. But we continue to elect people who basically promise that they are going to poke their fellow lawmakers in the eye with a sharp stick. If you want to earn a vote in Kansas, rant against liberals and President Obama. Portray yourself as more conservative than any other politician on the planet and promise to never, ever put the national interest ahead of your own political philosophy and goals.
There are Americans who believe all government is bad and civic disruption is acceptable in the promotion of their particular views. Sounds a bit like anarchy to me.
Why don’t we all ask ourselves one simple question: is this nonsense working?
Our thought for today is from Robertson Davies:
“There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.”

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10/08/2013 1:26AM
Does government work at all?
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