COMMENTARY | With everything going on in the world today, nothing really gets the blood boiling like politics. It seems like it has been going on since the beginning of time. It is not going away and there is nothing we can do to stop it. So we must deal with it. Unfortunately, the people who have dedicated themselves to the world of politics seem to digress into acting like children. It almost seems like the issues that we are dealing with are becoming like a toy for these politicians to squabble over. They promise to fix our problems. They promise that the other person or party is to blame. It is like a child saying things like, “I promise I’ll be good.” Or: “I was playing the truck and that other kid took it.” Or: “She pushed that little boy over there.”
What can we do to make these politicians begin to collaborate and work together as able bodied adults?
Call in the principal
When two children squabble at school, where do they go when they get caught? The principal’s office. In most democratic societies around the world, who are the ones squabbling over issues? Congress. The Roman Empire had its own congress. They were always fighting over the issues plaguing their empire. It is no different than our own congress. So I propose that our commander-in-chief, our president, would step in between and put his, or her, proverbial foot down.
We need this individual, whoever he or she may be, to step in the middle of the fight and pull these children apart. The president should appoint about six congressmen and women to one issue. Three from one party and three from the other should to go into a room to work on this problem. A deadline should be set. No other person is allowed into this room unless it is a federal aid to bring them food and internet access to information should be provided. The seating around a conference table would not be one side against the other side. They are not to sit next to their own party. Sound familiar? It is like a parent forcing two fighting siblings to sit next to each other in order to get them to get along.
Breaking the rules
You might think that what I am proposing is against the law or unconstitutional. Well, think about what our founding fathers did. As Nicholas Cage indicated in National Treasure, they did what they knew was wrong to fight for what was right. They knew desperate times called for desperate measures. Our founding fathers were probably doing the same thing as Congress is doing today. But, there is one difference. These people, these adults, got things done. Can our Congress say the same or are they pouting like a child in detention when things don’t go their way?