The Political Pendulum
By Don Borders
February 05, 2010
Over the years I viewed the national political process to that
of a grand father's clock pendulum swinging side-to-side with
one side opposite of the other side's position. Over time, the
motions of the two parties swinging side to side as the political
winds prevail or blow, one finds common ground or most common
bipartisan position somewhere between the left and the right.
The pendulum analogy is sort of a "checks and balances"
of two opposing sides of the same government.
As a pendulum swings side to side, you can observe it visiting
three positions: left, right and center. For each time it is
found left or right you also see it at center position. Therefore,
the most common position is the center one, once for the left
and once for the right. This never changes and if is to do so;
the motion or the balance mechanism stops working. We have two
political parties that govern this nation one to the left, one
to the right. When one party or the other dominates the lawmaking
process, the correction is bound to happen in time or through
For the present time the current political process is stuck at
the left position and it appears to have stopped by obstruction.
If things do not turn to common ground, correction will most
certifiably happen during fall congressional elections. If the
current dominating party, the Democrats', in Super Majority power
lock continues to freeze the political process in the extreme
left, this party will continue to freeze the law making procedures.
We, as the people, will pay dearly for the uncorrected, unbalanced
and lopsided form of law making administration. I see the today's
pendulum position domination as one of socialistic and politically
Sen. Begich, currently in his first year in national office,
was elected by his campaign pledge to listen to Alaskans not
the Washington DC, Democratic Party. I would like to know what
happened. Who bought out or who sold out to the political platforms
damaging position on the current health care bill? It's damaging
to Seniors, Native Americans, young Alaskans and future generations
of Alaskans who will either grow old with reduced health care
or start their working careers with higher taxes. I question
if Sen. Begich has read the health care bill or if he is hoping
to place himself into further leveraging position(s) in Congress
by compromising his vote at Alaskans' expense.
The current Super Majority continually spends more money than
any other administration before it and the current sum exceeds
all amounts spent in prior years up to date. (FYI, none or very
little of the vast sums are actually going back into the pockets
of the people taxed while taxation increases) Ignoring other
parties' attempts to find common position on matters they, Democratic
Party, are setting or calling for an overwhelming correction
or change next fall.
I already cast my vote, what
about you? See ya at the voting booths.
Received February 04, 2009
- Published February 05, 2010
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