Monday, October 14, 2013

{Easy} Solution to the Government Shutdown

Sunday morning, I awoke from a dream with a detailed, but easy, solution to the situation our country is facing in Washington.

Please read on for the specifics.

  1. For one month, all 535 members of the United States Congress shall be sequestered in a secure and undisclosed hotel. (If it is safer for them to be housed in a different location, like a federal or state prison, this should be considered.)  Room assignments must be, wherever possible, with someone from the opposite party.
  2. Like a jury sequestration, Congress must not have access to phones or media and must not discuss matters of state with anyone outside Congress,*except as noted below.
  3. They must be fed whole foods and nourishing beverages.
  4. They must engage in at least 30 minutes of their choice of exercise each day.
  5. They must have access to a Bible, a clergyman of their choice, a copy of the Constitution of the United States, and a library containing the writings of the framers of the Declaration of  Independence and the Constitution. Members must also have access to a copy of the Affordable Care Act.
  6. Each afternoon, they must submit to the President at least one handwritten note, knowing that this note will be entered into public record at the end of the sequestration. Each note MUST contain: at least one compliment about a member of the opposite party, at least one suggestion for a resolution to the current stalemate, and 
    at least one confession of his/her own party's error or omission from somewhere in history.
  7. The President will personally create a notebook with all of the notes and will make a photocopy for each of the sequestered people.
  8. *During this process, Congress may communicate, (via personal, handwritten note) with anyone in the group, or with the President, or with any of their staff. Staff communications are solely for the purpose of carrying out duties related to keeping the people of the United States safe.) Staff must not divulge the contents of the notes, except to carry out the specific requests of Congress. But all notes must be submitted to the President and must be entered into the public record at the end of the month-long experience. 
  9. On the final day, Congress must convene and they must take turns reading the entire document (see #7) aloud. This reading must be televised, unedited, with a note to the media that anything taken out of context will be considered an act of dis-service to our great country.
  10. They must return promptly to the business of legislation and work together to solve the current crisis with the tools at hand, practicing the goodwill they now have learned to express.
  11. After another thirty days, if Congress has not resolved the current crisis to the satisfaction of all 535 members, then each member must submit a handwritten letter of resignation to the President, with a copy to the governor of their home state. This resignation must take effect at the end of their current term and must include an admission of personal failure to carry out his/her duties.  
  12. While this process is underway, the President will be respectfully requested NOT to make any public statements about the process or about what he has heard or read from the involved parties -- unless he says something like, "This is great. This is wonderful. I am hopeful. Let's wait and see..." These statements would be allowed.  
That's it!
About 31 days of EASY: 
So many things in life are hard.  And some of those hard things are necessary. But why make things harder than they need to be?  For 31 days, I'll be writing about ways to bring ease.  I would be honored if you came along on my journey.  Pack light. 

If you want to know more about the 31 Day Blog Challenge, click here:
Nesting Place: It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful.

or here: Why 31 days?

Many Blessings to you.

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My Child,

You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27

In me you live and move and have your being. Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28

I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. Acts 17:26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

I knit you together in your mother's womb. Psalm 139:13

And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6

I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me. John 8:41-44

I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. 1 John 4:16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 1 John 3:1

Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. 1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. Matthew 7:11

For I am the perfect father. Matthew 5:48

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. James 1:17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3

My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. Psalms 139:17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

I will never stop doing good to you. Jeremiah 32:40

For you are my treasured possession. Exodus 19:5

I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. Jeremiah 32:41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things. Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Deuteronomy 4:29

Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires. Philippians 2:13

I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. Ephesians 3:20

For I am your greatest encourager. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. Psalm 34:18

As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. Revelation 21:3-4

And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. Revelation 21:3-4

I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. John 17:23

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. John 17:26

He is the exact representation of my being. Hebrews 1:3

He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. Romans 8:31

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. 1 John 4:10

I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. Romans 8:31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. 1 John 2:23

And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. Romans 8:38-39

Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. Luke 15:7

I have always been Father, and will always be Father. Ephesians 3:14-15

My question is…Will you be my child? John 1:12-13

I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-32

Love, Your Dad.... ...Almighty God

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