Danger ahead; political gridlock
The election of Barack Obama to serve as president of these “divided” States for another four years has not provided a strong bridge over the economic chasm toward which we are heading. And the chasm is not just an economic matter, it is a matter of national security. Four more years of political gridlock in Congress in the face of ongoing economic changes in the world’s markets and resources and the persistent efforts of our enemies to destroy us does not offer any of us Americans much hope for a return to a prosperous and safe America.
The bridge is out
Some Americans tried to establish a strong “bridge” over this chasm through the reasonable political process of a free election of political representatives, but it did not work because of the political power of a few “swing” states that were able to give a political “victory” to Barack Obama without putting in place a strong “bridge” or even a well defined “road” to the political compromises that reasonable citizens were hoping for from this election. As president Obama seeks to move “forward” with his political agenda, I don’t believe that there is any strong “bridge” in place that is going to enable him and his friendly supporters to restore prosperity to Americans and even to guarantee our safety.
What are the various options that now face our congressional representatives? What can we as individual and gathered citizens now do to provide a strong “bridge” over this chasm toward which we are now heading? What practical steps can be taken to “bridge” the emotional and conceptual gaps that strongly divide us as Americans from each other so that we can use our common resources to meet our common needs? And who or what “leaders” are going to implement these steps for us? Let’s talk about this.