The Iowa Caucus


On the eve of the Iowa caucus four trends bother me greatly. One is the concentration not on what a candidate will or can do but instead on what they may or may not have done in the past. The second is the attempt at personal destruction of opposing candidates, even in your own party, with no thought of their need to be able to govern in the future. The third is the fact that most people seem to be voting on the basis of one or two issues rather than the overall future good of the country or ability to do the job. Fourth it appears to me that both parties seem to be running on a “take our country back,” platform when in fact neither seems to have any idea that our countries government was born of compromise and recognition of the power of compromise rather than the winner takes all position of modern politicians. An old saying says that a “real deal” is when both sides walk away happy or unhappy but not one of each. We are seeing candidates surge to the front that will deepen the divide rather than fill it in and that is not a good thing for any of U.S.

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About safrisri

I have been a teacher since 1971 and have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. My writings will reflect on my past mistakes and successes and what my students have taught me about education.
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