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December 24, 2013

Cooperation lacking in our Congress

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The Daily Star

---- — In the ABCs of human survival, the primary one is “C” for co-operation. If prehistoric humans had not joined into larger-than-family groups early existence, humanity today, if any existed, would be very different.

Unfortunately, at present, when world populations are connected in more ways than ever, due partly to technology, co-operation, in important ways, has declined. The U.S. Congress today is a far from sterling example of a joint body suffering severe arthritic malfunction.

Whether or not Earth has become a “global village” or “one world,” if the present congressional incumbents cannot cease and desist their obnoxious obstructive behavior, the U.S. may not long survive as a leader in the world.

We can still hope, perhaps, that good sense may yet prevail and there will be more honest cooperation in our government’s dealings with its own citizens and with those of other nations. Constant wars, changing only the areas of conflict, is hardly a sensible policy.

William F. Roberts

Otego