Regardless of what one thinks about this group or that, politicians who have come to Congress recently for the purpose of ‘throwing sand in the gears’ of governance and notgoverning has exposed a dysfunction detrimental to American democracy. There are many societal influences that find us in this fix and the ongoing catharsis is painful to watch, it is an age-old story of seeking power versus representative ideals. When it comes right down to it, politicians will always wish to remain relevant in their desired aims, and therein lies the ultimate responsibility on the voting public. Our economic health as a nation is inextricably linked with the world at large and disinformation here and abroad is an insidious threat to stability and well-being.
To be sure, the nation is faced with very serious issues where solutions require restraint and accommodation, not least of which is whether our system of representative governance can prevail in the interests of the general population or succumb to provincial claims of one group over another. In my opinion, there must be the advent of reconciliation in forging a renewed and secure center in this seeming inflection point in American politics. And, a return to a fact-based world by rejecting efforts in legitimizing disinformation is essential in the cause of security and well-being.
We know that embracing differences and finding actionable common ground has always been a quintessential strength and winning strategy for America. I believe that paralysis of fear and distrust is a flawed modus operandi for America and the world at large. Cutting through the noise is as important now as it has ever been.