Letter to the Editor: Shameful Congressional Dysfunction

As we continue to watch the dysfunction of our so-called leaders in Congress it is nothing short of shameful. We have watched a handful of Republicans and the Speaker of the House look and act like hypocrites.  First, they will not do anything unless we do something about the border crisis. OK – done. A bill. No, wait – the ex-president says no, so forget it. Financing for our allies? No we must have a border agreement first.   Do they think we all just fell off the turnip truck?

Americans are watching this dysfunction play out. We have our children and fellow citizens being gunned down with military grade firearms, and we are now watching our allies being gunned down by dictators because there is no border agreement. You cannot make this stuff up. It is like a Saturday Night Live sketch except people are dying. What is evident is that they not only have our blood on their hands, they now have our allies too! 

Then they go on a two-week break. Shameful and embarrassing for our country!

This is what I have been able to deduct from this latest fiasco. Come next November we the people will be taking a “national intelligence test” and we will be deciding which way our country will be moving –  further into mediocracy and shame, or fighting our way out of this insanity. In the words of Albert Einstein, “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” There is always hope.

Carol Schmidt

Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin