State of the Union, or just talk?
Published: Friday, February 15, 2013
Updated: Friday, February 15, 2013 14:02
On Feb. 12, President Obama delivered the first State of the Union address of his second term. His speech was expected to lay out his agenda for the next four years, but that doesn’t matter if the rest of the Congress doesn’t agree.
As expected, President Obama’s speech had some high points that sparked applause and standing ovations. Other parts sounded like more of the same.
The problem is that any organization, business, or country for that matter, can’t function if its leadership is broken.
We live in a nation that can’t get its shit together long enough to put petty differences aside and get things done.
Our leaders spend too much time talking about what needs to be done rather than actually doing what needs to be done, leaving the nation in limbo in the meantime.
It’s hard to imagine what would happen if these men and women would quit worrying about which party is right or wrong, and instead come together to do what is right for the entire nation, regardless of party.
This year’s State of the Union had its strong points, but they aren’t worth mentioning unless there is an indication that most of these ideas will be voted on, and from the looks of it, that just doesn’t seem likely.