A Haiku - Congress
What a ballot box should look like....
A Haiku - Congress
"We represent you."
"We elected you this time."
"What about next time?"
We voted. They are there. Now what?
"The great American experiment."
That is what early observers of The United States of America thought of the upstart nation.
They expected that, just as with other nations, The United States of America was here to conquer or be conquered.
As the next century went on, it began to look as if The United States of America might survive, but it remained "The great American experiment."
After two world wars, and countless interventions and "police actions," the United States of America is still surviving, but still trying to get just the right formula to insure its permanence in the family of nations.
Kings have abdicated, or fallen, republics have risen and declined, dictators have come and gone, other social systems have been tried and failed elsewhere, but "The great American experiment" goes on.
Lately it has encountered a stalemate, an inability to deal directly with the serious issues that remain unresolved from past leadership, and past legislatures,
Now The United States of America has a newly elected Congress with some new representatives and senators, new chairmen of committees, and many of the same inherited problems still waiting to be solved.
If electing new leaders doesn't solve its problems, then what do the latest American experimenters do next?
Is it fading, just hanging on, or waiting to be replaced?
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