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Looking at Washington Anew

Dan1313 Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 11:06 AM
So let the Reps' who "Bring home the bacon" get re-elected? That is what we have now and it is failing!

The finger pointing and the blame game of Washington gets old, but a messy representative democracy is better than an efficient dictatorship.

This past weekend, I toured Washington with my 5th-grade son, Robert, his classmates and their mothers. I've been to Washington more times than I can remember, but each visit fills me with hope and inspiration.

It's not just the city, which in the summer is hot, humid and buggy and in the winter can be bone-chilling (as it was this weekend), but it's what the city stands for: a city created to house the federal government of a new...