The United States has a democratic form of government. There are many versions of citizen participant (democratic) governments around the globe. As far as I can tell, most governments based on democratic principles are in a state of political turmoil much of the time. Certainly the United States Federal Government seems to be in a constant state of political party combat. Each party takes opposite poll positions which are the bedrock principles which any party member running for a high political office must adhere. The result is that there are a lot of hypocrites in public offce and a lot of conflict in the political process. Maybe the Untied States representative form of government is more prone to this kind of conflict that some other forms of democratic government. This conflict is, for the most part, not directed to solving the nations problems, but rather towards gaining political advantage. Winston Churchill is famously quoted as saying, “The democratic form of government is the worst there is except when compared with all others. ” Maybe a conflict free democratic government is an oxymoron and I need to get used to it.
As I write this I am being distracted by a beautiful sunrise I can see through a window in my messy office/den. Beautiful reds and yellows appear through broken clouds; due I understand to wildfires burning in the south. A reminder that the earth moves in its own way regardless of the turmoil among its inhabitants and governments.