The New York State Senate has perfectly illustrated exactly what is wrong with politics in this still great, (for now), nation. The legislature has been engaged in petty political grandstanding and refusing to do the work of the people for months now. Neither party seems to actually care about the people in the state. But what has happened now has reached a new level.
The Democrats in the NY Senate actually refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance because a Republican was leading it. Are you kidding me?! How petty can you possibly get. This is a blantant and glaring example of putting the party above anything and everything else. How can our government system work when our politicians refuse to pledge their allegiance to our flag because of who is leading the call. Isn't allegiance to the nation, and to the state, the one thing that should be non-negotiable?
The New York nonsence is simply a more blatant example of what is going on across the nation. The politicians are more concerned with securing their own power than doing the work of the people. Getting there early to claim control of the podium? Are you kidding me? Refusing to work for anything because you're not the party in control? What the Hell!
If our politicians insist on behaving like children, maybe it's time we put them all in time out.
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