It is a terrible shame that the United States of America’s government is no longer functional. The most important aspect of this issue from my perspective is that the American people, myself included, do not know what to make of the entire matter. It seems as if the whole entire issue is being convoluted by the main-stream press and media outlets. The whole government shutdown issue makes it seem as if we are in a dark malaise in which no one really knows who to blame or how to make sense of it all. It is startling to note that we claim to be spreading democracy around the world while at the same time our democracy is so broken that it has actually shut down! I for one am tired of Washington’s inability to put the people first, but I guess the harsh reality that is revealed in this government shutdown process is that money ultimately talks. Specifically, I am referring to the money backed by special interest groups and their ability to control our leaders. Special interest groups seemingly control so much of our economy and the political landscape that they can shut down the government and control the printing of our federal money! Thus, I hope that people currently do not consider our democracy the model for all nations, because if they do, the world community may have as bleak of a future as we do. What do you think Broward County?
October 7, 2013