This post last week was Part I in a three part series of ours on The Maine Wire.
Part II appeared today on their web site, and you will find it here:
A glimpse or two of the content…
Sometimes, seemingly intractable problems need to be addressed with ‘brute force.’ That is, you tell everyone to stop making excuses, and whack them ‘upside the head’ until they change their ways and remedy the situation. In the case of “addiction,” which is our operating premise here, it may be useful instead to begin lengthy analysis, in hopes of finding the ‘root causes’ of the substance abuse.
Other times, such as that before us, you heed the advice of Ronald Reagan, who said that the solutions to many of our worst problems are simple.
“There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.” Ronald Reagan
As simple and obvious as this might sound to most of us, it seems beyond the logical grasp of those in federal government, and even worse, horribly threatening to their standard operating styles and tight grip on their sinecures, whether elective or not.
Which is why I propose instituting a methodology that forces them to confront reality, harsh and inconvenient as that can be.
As before, we hope these thoughts foment some discussion. For some readers, it might ferment some reaction.
Either way, we’ll take it.