We can still talk without end. And we can be extremely lengthy and repetitious proposing, counter proposing, and juxtaposing.
But we Americans no longer have that ability for which the world has long most associated us – the ability to get things done.
Congress repeats itself hourly, bows out briefly, then repeats what it proposed earlier. The underlying problems remain.
And therein lies what just may be our fundamental problem: we’re attacking the wrong problems.
We propose “same-sex” marriage when we no longer do well in our personal relationships, too many of which are “shot to pieces.”
We cry out for moral leadership ignorant of what is “moral.”
We cry for sanity, only to propose insanity, like banning books, by covering up our misdeeds, and by debunking the value of quality education
We beg for decency having absented ourselves from it.
We follow politicians and others who’ve had no sure training or meaningful background in the positions they occupy.
Wait! You say. But there are some things we can do.
Okay, what are they?
We can argue and we can debate; we can meander and we can circumvent; and yes, we can make endless excuses – all, and more, without giving a second thought to our empty efforts. .
But that which solves our problems and makes us better people? No. We’ve forgotten. And it is sad, very sad.