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January 24th, 2011
09:33 PM ET

Date of The Union?

Sen. Amy Klobuchar talks to CNN's John King about the Senate's pairing up for the State of the Union address.

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  1. Ben Ikari

    Just like Sen. Amy Klobuchar said, the State of the Union pairing would mean nothing if it doesn't go beyond this event.. It will of course only amount to an unfounded emotional response which smacks the reality on the ground about the need to work together, disagree and not stay disagreeable. Also a reality which spelt mutual respect, understanding/consideration or compromise (or bow to superior argument for the common good) on matters affecting the American people.

    As I've said before, it must not be only when there are unfortunate happenings or misfortunes that lawmakers or even ordinary citizens should reason properly for the common and greater good of whatever relationship or society we may be. What good would it make, if this much whopped pairing ends tomorrow or days, even weeks and months after and not become a cultural edifice that will propel lawmaker's willingness to fight for the people instead of their interest locked in corporate biding alone?

    Government and lawmaking is about the people and their common good. Democratic societies and principles dictates that a people choose a government (lawmakers) of their choice, that will work for them and not against them. There can be no government or lawmakers without the people (which they're part), and there can be no people without government that stand for them, protect and regulate behaviors capable of making things difficult for or destroy them.

    I hope tomorrow's historical paring would establish a much sought civilized but elusive government of the people, by the people and for the people.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:57 pm |