How often do we solve the world’s problems? Or, if not the world’s problems – just the nation’s troubles? For me at least, it’s often an exercise in civility, normally conducted over a beer with an acquaintance, or a friend, who shares a different political perspective than my own – but there is usually one thing we can agree on, our system of government and our elected leaders do not
meet our, already low, expectations for good governance.
With beer in hand, in an atmosphere of camaraderie, divergent schools of thought can often come together with acknowledgment that waste, fraud, and excess exist on both sides of the political aisle. Neither left nor right is a representative standard bearer of what is, or should be, the American ideal.