Friday, December 21, 2018

Putting the Fun in Dysfunctional

In one of the saddest commentaries on the current administration in Washington, the highly respected and decorated Secretary of Defense is resigning leaving a huge hole to fill.

Secretary Mattis's sudden resignation is the latest, and most visible, sign that the Trump administration is in a shambles.

That is bad news for all of us.

Couple that with:

A stock market that daily looks for a new low and had made 2018 into a terrible year for investments.

A revolving door for critical cabinet positions.

Inconsistent policies that place our international allies at risk.

The insistent and sometimes irrational demand for a wall to "secure" our borders, yet the funding is going to continue an economic catastrophe that we will be trying to recover from for generations. 

We are on the brink of disaster. When the government cannot recruit and retain qualified and respected leaders it is a definite sign that there is something wrong. 

I am reminded of Nero fiddling while Rome burned. Granted, the fiddle did not exist then, but the meaning is there.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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