November 03, 2010

A WIN FOR THE COUNTRY

A European friend of mine was saying recently that she doesn't really understand how American government works because it doesn't make sense to her that our "parliament" could be of a different political party than our president.  She wondered how anything would ever get done.

I tried to explain that the Founders of the United States intended it this way, that our system was created under the assumption that government works best when it governs least.

This result from last night, it should ensure the least amount of government.  That's a good thing.

It's a win for the country.

Now leave us alone.

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1 it doesn't make sense to her that our "parliament" could be of a different political party than our president.  She wondered how anything would ever get done.

Checks and balances. Gridlock can sometimes be a good thing. And half-correct is preferable to a completely wrong consensus.

Posted by: Amritas at November 03, 2010 02:22 PM (5a7nS)

2 Perhaps that explains, in a nutshell, why Americans are unique... I think our system of checks and balances is the way to go, warts and all. It feels right.

Posted by: jck at November 04, 2010 11:20 AM (fRt6P)

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