It’s Time for a Divorce











My son was married this past weekend. It was an amazing wedding and I hope that union lasts a lifetime.

I’m all for marriage, but there’s definitely a time and place for divorce.

Take politics for example: Wouldn’t it be great to divorce the extreme political fundamentalists who are holding the rest of us hostage to their rigid ideologies? Or to maintain the separation church and state which was clearly stated in the first amendment of our Constitution more than 200 years ago?

Our own home-grown extremists, Republicans or Democrats alike, don’t insist women wear head scarves, or that thieves have an offending hand cut off.  But in their own way, our made-in-the-USA mullahs are just as irresponsible as religious fanatics.

They put principle ahead of pragmatism. They care little or nothing about the consequences of their actions as they continue to receive government paychecks and enjoy benefits which include paid healthcare. It just makes no sense.

What’s important to this not-so-merry band of narrow-minded jesters is that nothing stand in the way of their beliefs. So what if we default on our debt, further impoverish the poor, damage our fragile economy, and endanger the security of the nation? These guys have the majority of Americans by the short hairs and they know it.

The worst thing we can do as a nation is to avoid compromise and move further in the direction of fundamentalism. Let’s do what we have to do and vote these obstructionists out of office. It’s time we came to our senses and divorce these bozos.  The sooner the better!







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