I just wanted to say a few words on the Govt. shutdown in the USA. The charade of the politicians is nothing but that – a charade. I am sure they all have valid points on the ACA law- heck no law is perfect – but lets be adults and discuss and listen and consider the greater good.

The ACA was a GOP idea at first. Great minds discuss ideas, VERY SMALL minds discuss anarchy and chaos. The test of a first rate society is its ability to have opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. Frankly the US government has let down not only their people but the entire world – the world that sees the US as a voice of hope, opportunity, reason and common ground. A country whose government they would like to see their own country pattern and learn from. But increasingly it seems like the US government is the best government money can buy, a system we already have in every country.

So it begs to ask – what gives the US the right to chastise and start or finance a war as the world’s conscience?  Every government degenerates. It is still a marvel to see how  as men and women we tolerate the burdens and hardships put out by a few on so many. Paul Harvey said ‘If ‘pro’ is the opposite of ‘con’ what is the opposite of ‘progress?”.  Suppose you were and idiot and suppose you were a member of Government; but I repeat myself. Put any government in charge of the Sahara dessert and it would run out of sand. 

“Good” governments were elected to govern on behalf of the people.  It was elected to make the lives of the people they govern easier and maintain order and protect its people from aggression internally and externally. Government is not here at the expense of its people. This simple understanding is what eludes even the greatest of minds.