Posts Tagged ‘America’

Divided Congress

January 8, 2011

The Senate is controlled by the Democrats and the House is controlled by the Republicans.  One benefit of a divided congress is that in order to get anything passed it will be necessary to achieve some level of bi-partisanship.

That is not a bad thing.

It will be necessary to hammer out some common ground…or do nothing but argue for two years, which is unacceptable to everyone.  Congress will have to find a way to work together.  A shared goal and agreed path will have to be found.

Perhaps, having a divided congress will help to unite a divided country.

That would be a good thing.

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Find a Way

March 22, 2010

The  health care bill has passed.  History will judge whether or not this is a good thing.  Our country is divided on yet another issue.  That is not good.  We have debated, argued, campaigned, and struck deals.  Now it is time to move forward.  It is time to let the dust settle and seek to obtain some measure of stability and unity.  It is time to reassert a basic sense of commonality.  We want our country to be united in a quest for the common good.  Many of us do not like the decision, but that doesn’t mean that we want it to fail.  Now that the bill has passed, let’s find a way to make it work.

A New Day

January 20, 2009

Today is inauguration day.  I wonder what the next four years will bring to the United States. 

The last two elections were hotly contested and won by a narrow margin. Many members of the losing party were bitter,angry and vocal.  It was an ugly start, and did not get any prettier.

This is a new day, a new beginning.  As a country we appear to be more united in our approach to the problems that we face together.

I hope, and pray that God will direct our leaders and our country. 

But I can’t say that I am confident that all will be well.