Principled, Policy, Politics? January 8, 2019Uncategorizedadmin Nobody, truly, wins, because of any government shutdown. Nevertheless, we have witnessed, three of these, in the last calendar year, or so. If there’s absolutely no legitimate advantage, why does this continue to happen? Is it due to strong fundamentals, being fought for? Could it be based on the requirement, for a particular policy and/ or policies, or the belief, one is fighting, for what is required and necessary? What ever happened to a willingness, to look for a compromise, or accommodation, via win – win negotiations, with an effort to avoid these wasteful, ineffective, inefficient, temper tantrums, and creating a meeting – of – the – minds, which really serves the public’s best interests? With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly examine, consider, review and talk about, why we are being exploited by our elected officials, instead of being represented and served. 1) is that a matter of principle? Does anybody, actually, believe, this partial government shutdown, is a matter of principle? Doing so, has closed certain national parks, museums, facilities, rest rooms, and associated maintenance, yet this folly, has apparently, overlooked, serving the public. Since the vast majority of security experts, say, this Wall is inefficient and ineffective, too costly, and doesn’t provide security, why is Mr. Trump, making such a major issue, over it? Could this be, about his campaign promise, as he says, to build this Wall, and, thus, fulfilling his core supporters? Buteven if that were the case, the Wall, he promised, was supposed to be paid for, by Mexico, while this conflict, is about taxpayer funding, for this symbol! 2) Policy: Beyond shutdowns have inconvenienced many, price much confusion, costs, and displeasures, and haven’t served the best interests of the nation, or its own citizens! Just like, when feuding nations, are speaking, they rarely fight wars, wouldn’t it make more sense, to seek a meeting – of – the – minds, instead? 3) Politics: Haven’t you’ve sufficient, of, the same – old, same – old, politics, and politicians/ public officials, who are unwilling to seek a meeting – of – the – minds, for the common good? In the past, shutdowns stopped because politicians recognized, it was more beneficial, to finish them, but with the uncharacteristic, unpredictable behavior, of President Donald Trump, you might not know, what the future, will bring? Wake – up, America, and demand laws, which create punitive fines/ penalties, whenever they are unwilling to act more responsibly, and permit any sort of shutdown. When public workers, government contractors, vacationers, etc, are punished, and no one benefits, due to the equivalent of a temper tantrum, then, proclaim, you have had enough!