Ok, I'm taking a risk with this topic. Politicians are scorned these days but not more than past years. Arguments used to be solved with the benefit of a shotgun in our capitol a century to two ago, so in that regard things have gotten better, right? Sadly the answer is no, things are not better they are worse, much worse. It's not that people disagree, that's ok and even encouraged. James Madison structured our government to work through disagreement with persuasive argument and good debate. Dialogue and compromise were required to get things done with the three legs of our government sharing the power.
But with our country divided today perhaps more so than ever before, James would expect a lot of debate, discussion and compromise. But that's not happening. Instead all we hear and see is politicians taking jabs at each other, talking points taking the place of argument, and personal insults thrown across the aisle and all across social media. It's not the system that is broken, the system and the model are fine. It's the people who are in government, that's where the problem lies. So what do we do about this problem? That's easy, right? Throw them out and get a new team.
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