Because there are nearly 350 million of us, these men and women will come from vastly differing backgrounds. They’re from both rich and humble beginnings, various ethnicities and religious denominations, and far-ranging geographical areas. If their common denominators are character, perseverance, leadership and success, it’s a good bet they know how to work with others to achieve common goals. Therefore, it stands to reason these men and women have the best chance of creating solutions and building consensus toward solving our most pressing problems. PRO LIFE!
Let’s include a few safeguards. Let’s agree to compensate them fairly for their temporary service, so they won’t be tempted by outside forces that will no doubt attempt to gain preferential treatment. Let’s also create a system through which we can learn their initial opinions on how to solve our problems, without expecting them to raise huge amounts of money from interests who seek to influence their votes. TAXES!
Now that we’ve given these men and women our confidence, let’s expect them to get in a room and tackle our toughest issues. They have our confidence because they’ve demonstrated a pattern of confronting and overcoming obstacles in their personal and professional lives, so we can now expect them to tackle our nation’s challenges. ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION!
These men and women will now unveil their plans on promoting the general welfare (as our Constitution requires of them) including health care reform, tax reform, immigration reform, education reform and economic policy. VOUCHERS!
Most of us won’t agree with all their suggestions, and we can discuss the reasons why. But in the end, we’ll accept the proposals and hope for the best. Why? Because we have confidence that in our republic, we’ve had a fair chance to voice our opinions and choose men and women who can speak for us — free of the influence of special interests and outside forces. GAY RIGHTS!
OK, what’s with the CAPITAL WORDS at the end of every paragraph? These words represent a few of the reasons this marvelous form of government isn’t working. Just when we begin the process of seeking out the brightest and best from among us, a handful sell out their true convictions to organized interests who in trade, provide huge amounts of money the men and women use to buy megaphones to capture our attention. They tell us they care about ABORTION, PRO-LIFE, TAXES, ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, VOUCHERS and GAY RIGHTS. Yet, have no real intention of dealing with any of those issues. (See Roe v. Wade, and our complete inability to secure our borders.) The men and women who have sold their souls then spend their time working on the agendas of the special interests that paid for their megaphones.
Yes, those capital-letter words have their place. But isn’t it time we expect those smart men and women to get in a room and come up with sensible solutions to our most pressing problems? Our founding fathers risked their lives and many paid the ultimate price creating this form of government. I don’t think it’s too much for us to demand that 537 smart men and women (Congress, the president and vice president) get in a room and come up with some real solutions, before it’s too late.Watch TrustDale TV at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and at 11 a.m. Sundays on Fox 5; listen to Dale’s advice on the Rob Johnson Show on 640 AM WGST weekdays; and listen to TrustDale Radio at 3 p.m. Sundays on 640 AM WGST. For more information, go to www.TrustDale.com. You can reach Dale at Help@TrustDale.com.