Sequestration: How is it, the world might ask, that the US with its brainpower and creativity can be so stupid? soc.li/0gHEnuQ.
— U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) March 1, 2013
How is it, the world might fairly ask, that the United States with all its brainpower and creativity can be so, well, stupid?
Not stupid in everything, of course; indeed, perhaps not in much at all. But when it comes to governing themselves, Americans are making matters harder by a resolute determination not to face real facts. And those of us who live nearby will feel the effects of this unfortunate determination.
Those who are not Twitter literate can read the article here.
The answer is that the U.S. cannot get anything done. Why can’t it get anything done? Answer: Because the founding fathers did not anticipate the formation of two private clubs (the Democrats and Republicans) that would monopolize the political process for their private purposes. George Washington hated the concept of political parties and foresaw the result if they came to be.
Now that the Republican Party has ceased to exist as a political force (they couldn’t even beat the Obama Democrats) the Democrats have no reason to be. Prediction: 2016 will be the first year of a strong and credible independent candidate for president. It’s the only way to bring the American people back into their political process.