That question is not as hard to answer as we think. Of all of the political parties involved with government, everybody is to blame for violating our civil rights, our freedoms, and screwing up our commerce and economy. The liberals, progressives, and moderates are essentially the same. The conservatives are getting dangerously close. They stand for what we believe in, but any sign of trouble their knees start to buckle. Now for the second time in about ten years, we are facing a government shut down. Everybody in government shares the blame. The last two terms have been nothing but whining, bullying, childish behavior, and getting mad because they can't get their way. What we have are 2 year old kids running amuck in D.C. But we left out one other group. A really important group, more important than the political party members running the government. They are the electorates.
The electorates are the everyday citizens who have the responsibility of electing qualified individuals to serve us. And that's the rub. In the elections going back for at least the last 40 years, we have elected people who will not serve the people. We tend to elect people who tickle our ears, who tell us what we want to hear, and who lie to us; because we prefer believing lies rather than the truth. We have become a society of people who do not care what happens. However, if things did go horribly wrong, we have no trouble blaming those in office. We do not take responsibility for our part in electing them. Those in office will always blame the other for the problems, leaving themselves out of the equation.
Now that we averted another possible government shutdown, the blame game continues. For the most part, enough is enough. It is time to clear everybody out of the House, Senate, White House, and off the benches and fill them with people who want to serve, who are willing to serve the people, and who is not in it for the money. Now is the time to start studying the different political parties and who will be representing them in future elections. Ask questions, intelligent questions, and if the answers represent your beliefs, then follow their behavior pattern closely. Never take anything at face value until you are satisfied with your answers, observations, and other criteria that you would use. Do not, at anytime, take the back seat in any election. You will be their boss, hold them accountable. If they won't submit to being accountable, vote them out before they can do any serious damage. Whose fault is it really? Look at the reflection in the mirror. The person you see is the one who is at fault.