Droughts Happen, But Usually Don’t Persist. They Happen In Politics, Too!.

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Coordination, good leadership. and sound planning fight wildfires and save countries.
Coordination, good leadership. and sound planning fight wildfires and save countries. | Source

The same solution for fighting wildfires needs to be applied in solving America's problems.


Here in Utah we have gone 37 days (and counting) with no measurable trace of moisture in the areas surrounding Salt Lake City.

Here in the United States of America we have gone months and months of political drought during which the very real issues of the all important Election 2012 campaigns have failed to yield essential information the voters will need to have, if they are to make wise choices in their November voting.

So far, the rhetoric and the expensive political ads by all parties have tended to denigrate the opposition, while offering little or nothing in the way of concrete proposals for dealing with America’s very real problems.

Wildfires are burning in the west due in large part to the lack of rain coupled with frequent winds that fan the flames. Families are seeing their homes go up in smoke, and feel fortunate to still be alive.

Wild spending in Washington, DC seems out of control while hot words and hot air from all points of the compass ignore American families losing their homes for lack of the missing incomes from their lost jobs, and from the reckless actions of the still poorly regulated big banks which played with their mortgages

We badly need rain in the west, if the danger is to subside and the fires are to be controlled.

We badly need true bipartisan leadership in Washington, DC, if the various dangers the USA faces are to subside and be controlled.

Both the lack of rain, and the lack of bipartisan leadership threaten real people, real families.

In the west we have had to work and pray together while hoping for the drought and lightning to end.

In Washington, DC we need a functioning government in which all three branches work in harmony for the well-being of all. We have been praying and paying for that day, but the bickering and empty rhetoric are yet to end.

When we fight wildfires here in the west it takes coordination, sound leadership, and a good plan.

When we fight to regain control of our National Debt and unemployment, it will take the same coordination, sound leadership, and good planning that our national leadership is charged with providing.

As Benjamin Franklin so many years ago told the deadlocked Constitutional Convention: “Gentlemen, what we need is more light and less heat.”

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© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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mjboomer 4 years ago from Oregon

I too am tired of the lack of leadership in Washington, maybe a good rain will douse all the discord between the parties as well as help with the fires in the West.

Our system for politicians has become one of continual elections and campaigning not on finding solutions to issues facing constituants. Our GOVERNMENT has become the ELECTIONS BUSINESS for career politicians.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

mjboomer: Self-preservation is the first law of nature. Self-perpetuation is the first law of politicians. Our system has to change and term limits have to be established, along with rules against former Representatives and Senators being allowed access to the floors of Congress as lobbyists. Hatch's seventh term in the Senate looms as we speak, and that any American could be considered deserving of that many years for making and obstructing our laws makes me nauseated.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Well conceived analogy and writing, perspycacious. And, Benjamin Franklin's words are prophetically appropo, ringing true for all seasons. But, actions speak louder than words...and it's action that's needed now. With news today that manufacturing has pessimistically slowed with business confidence and the stock market falling, it ain't over til the fat lady sings and I heard she's taken what's left of her 401K and retired to a deserted island.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Amy Becherer: The fat lady won't sing until the economy turns around.

She lost her house to foreclosure, her unemployment compensation ran out, and she was forced to cut back on food, while constantly walking looking for a new job, with the result that she definitely isn't fat anymore.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this calming reassurance.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Mhatter99: smiling and chuckling at your comment.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

JSChams: I suspect that observation applies more to the big city papers, while the rural ones try to compensate by slanting for the Republicans. Seesaw anyone?


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MsDora 4 years ago from The Caribbean

A really effective comparison. We need divine favor in both areas. Thanks for sharing!

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