Wednesday, November 7, 2012

So Do You Know What Would Be Amazing?


If every elected official, from the smallest local position to the tippy top of the White House, was required to give a two minute statement the day after an election. 

What would that two minute (no more, no less) statement disclose?

They would be required to tell us the first they they will do to compromise with their counterparts across the aisle when they take office.  They would be required to tell us which toy they will share first in the sandbox.

Do unto others as you would have them done unto you.

Share and share alike.

Compromise.

Be kind.

And we, the voting public, would hold them to it.

Few things infuriate me more than politicians raving about how they will stand in the way of others who have opposite ideas.  What the heck does that accomplish?  Find something...anything...you can agree on.  Fine something...anything...you can give up.  And start there.

Because hello, of course I want my way all the time.  And of course I think I always have all the correct answers.  But so does everyone else.  And the best way to get off a selfish high horse is to step away from a "me me me" attitude. 

You've got to give a little, take a little...

I think it's great that politicians get us all fired up.  But I think it's greater when they actually get things done.  And the only way to do that is to share.

If only our elected officials could be more like four year olds on their best behavior.  That would be amazing!



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