Live, from the Capitol, it’s Saturday night!

capitolTonight we experienced the State of the Union address. It is a provision of the Constitution that the president will occasionally address the state of the union before the people of the country. Tonight we learned that the state of the nation is that it is in perpetual campaign mode for the politician class who has infiltrated the government of the people.

President Obama used the phrase “self-government” to describe our country. Well, how about it? How about self-government? No, everything needs to be legislated and dictated. How about the federal government do what it was planned to do, represent the people, not be a grandstand for politicians or a money market for deceitful groups? No, party politics must reign supreme. Whatever the party names are they are distracted from reality and do not seek to represent the people. It seems that many of the topics so contentiously debated are topics that aren’t really necessary for the federal government to consider.

I’ve never understood why there needs to be so much clapping at the State of the Union address. Aren’t the elected officials supposed to represent the people, which means they work for the people? It’s called public service, right? They serve the public? So why do they clap for five minutes when the President walks in the room? Maybe its not a big deal, but maybe it indicates something askew.

I find the whole thing frustrating. I guess I don’t need to though. The graphs and numbers presented by the President show that everything is going really well in the country. The U.S. apparently is producing more fuel than it has in a long time and gas prices continue to stay just shy of $4 per gallon. So that’s good…what? If we are doing so well with the oil and gas production, why have prices continued to go up since 2008? Never mind, I’m sure I’m just missing something. There were graphs that showed the economy was doing well and jobs were on the increase and America’s dependence on foreign oil is decreasing. Graphs! Those don’t lie.



About paulbrodie

I am a writer and a musician. My education is in psychology with emphasis in industrial/organizational psychology. My work experience has been primarily with electronic document management. Academically and intellectually I am interested in criminology and sociology. I am married to my favorite person in the world and we have one daughter.
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