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Looking at Washington Anew

Mike4603 Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 12:32 PM
The Constitution refers to "Promote the General Welfare" somehow that became "Provide the Welfare"

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...