The country’s law makers can’t seem to decide on a political format for our federal government. For instance, should it be one that controls thought, action and risk (socialism), or limited government that promotes free expression, self reliance, and risk (capitalism)?
If our politicians can’t come to an agreement soon, maybe they should try consulting with beings in outer space; i.e., other planets, stars and solar systems.
Of course it’s silly or even crazy to think earth’s wars, disease and hunger can be solved by those in outer space. Even if they could, it would take almost half a century just to engage in one interstellar conversation, let alone several conference calls.
For instance, scientists estimate it takes a radio wave signal, traveling at the speed of light, 20 years to reach a planet 20 light years away. Consequently, it would take another 20 years for an answer to come back to earth, for a total wait time of 40 years. Obviously, that’s not practical. A personal visit by a space alien would be better. But, scientists give alien visits to earth a zero possibility.
Besides radio waves, there is the use of encoded laser beams to contact beings in outer space. Signals are being sent into outer space by Outer Space Message Service. This firm transmits public messages into space galaxies for a fee. The specific galaxy targeted for signal transmission is selected by a client from a list of possibilities. Unfortunately, answers to these signals haven’t been received yet.
Despite the difficulties, intelligent earthlings believe earth’s problems might be solved by outer space beings that have “knowledge so vast as to open unimaginable vistas of technological growth, beyond the utmost bounds of human thought.”  For that reason, the idea of outer space communications remains intriguing.
However, there are other issues that doom the possibility of communicating with outer space beings, beyond the problem of merely transmitting signals. For example, what kind of language can be used to communicate with space beings that probably have life experiences far different from those on earth?
A few possibilities suggested to overcome language barriers are: Use of pictures or hieroglyphs. Another suggestion is to use codes or cryptography. Mathematical logic is another idea. Modulating sounds another, and so on. However, there’s no majority agreement on what will actually work. And, that’s also the dilemma politicians have on earth.
It appears political earthlings are unable to concoct legislative language that meets the criteria of a majority or supermajority of law makers with different life experiences, expectations, ways of thinking, and variety in their response to identical stimuli?
The result so far is a government in stalemate, as if to await interstellar advice.
Thanks for reading
 The Codebreakers, by David Kahn, Macmillan Co.
 In 1977 a one time outer space radio signal (Wow Signal) was detected at Wesleyan U. Ohio Observatory.