- Politics and Social Issues
Droughts Happen, But Usually Don’t Persist. They Happen In Politics, Too!.
What is missing?
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.”
© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.