Power "Outage" In D.C.

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JANUARY 7, 2019

         DEMOCRATS ARE NOW IN CHARGE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. NANCY PELOSI IS THE NEW-OLD SPEAKER. SHE CLAIMS SHE IS AS POWERFUL AS THE PRESIDENT. THE WASHINGTON POST AGREES. THE FIRST ACT OF THE DEMOCRATS WAS TO PASS LEGISLATION TO RE-OPEN THE PART OF THE GOVERNMENT THAT IS CLOSED WITHOUT FUNDING FOR THE BORDER WALL. THEY KNOW IT CAN’T PASS THE SENATE, BUT IT’S A SOP TO THEIR BASE. THAT ISN’T POWER; IT’S FOOLISHNESS.

         WASHINGTON HAS SUCH A HIGH REGARD FOR ITSELF. IF REAL POWER RESIDED THERE DON’T YOU THINK PROBLEMS WOULD HAVE BEEN SOLVED BY NOW? EACH ELECTION CYCLE WE HEAR THE SAME THING – THE POOR AND MIDDLE CLASS WILL BE HELPED; EDUCATION IMPROVED; EQUALITY ACHIEVED. YOU’VE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE. SO WHY DOES LITTLE SEEM TO CHANGE NO MATER WHO CONTROLS GOVERNMENT?

         AT LEAST TWO REASONS I THINK: ONE IS THE POLITICIANS WANT THE ISSUE AND TO SOLVE A PROBLEM WOULD MEAN THEY HAVE NOTHING TO RUN ON. THE SECOND IS THAT REAL POWER LIES WITH THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE CHOICES WE MAKE. GOVERNMENT CAN’T MAKE RIGHT CHOICES FOR US BECAUSE AMONG OTHER THINGS GOVERNMENT HAS FORGOTTEN WHAT RIGHT AND WRONG LOOK LIKE. GET IT? I’M CAL THOMAS.