Saturday, July 30, 2005

Gladiators or goal-reachers?

'Here lies a can of worms that requires urgent leadership.'
- spoken recently in the Australian House of Commons, quoted in Hansard, without clear attribution

Governments of western countries are so used to rabid opposition from other parties in their legislatures that they seldom think to meet together behind closed doors to work out agreements on controversial issues. Instead, they fight among themselves over the issues, ultimately making them all look bad because it is obvious to onlookers that they have no intention of agreeing on anything.

Think about it. Would you rather have political representatives who will find ways to reach agreement on tough subjects or those who conduct verbal duals to the death?

We citizens need solutions from our legislatures, not gladiatorial spectacles.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems' is available in soft cover, ebook download or ebook on CD.
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