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Nobody, truly, wins, because of any government shutdown. Nevertheless, we have witnessed, three of these, in the last calendar year, or so. If there’s no legitimate advantage, why does this continue to happen? Is it because of strong principles, being fought ? Could it be based on the requirement, for a specific policy and/ or policies, or the belief, one is fighting, for what is required and necessary? Or, is this, simply another case of politics and partisanship, as well as an individual or individual’s personal/ political agenda, and self – interest, often at the expense of doing what’s in the best interests of the majority of citizens, or the so – called, common good? What ever happened to a willingness, to seek a compromise, or accommodation, via win – win negotiations, with an attempt to avoid these wasteful, ineffective, inefficient, temper tantrums, and creating a meeting – of – the – minds, which truly serves the public’s best interests? With that in mind, this guide will attempt to briefly examine, consider, review and discuss, why we’re being exploited by our elected officials, instead of being represented and served.
1) Is this a matter of principle? Does anyone, actually, believe, this partial government shutdown, is a matter of principle? Doing this, has closed certain national parks, museums, facilities, rest rooms, and associated maintenance, yet this folly, has seemingly, overlooked, serving the public. Since the great majority of security specialists, say, this Wall is inefficient and ineffective, overly costly, and does not offer security, why is Mr. Trump, which makes such a major issue, over it? Could this be, about his campaign promise, as he says, to build this Wall, and, thus, fulfilling his core fans? But, even if that were the case, the Wall, he promised, was supposed to be compensated for, by Mexico, while this battle, is all about taxpayer funding, for this symbol!
2) Policy: Past shutdowns have inconvenienced many, cost much confusion, costs, and displeasures, and haven’t served the best interests of the nation, or its own citizens! As a matter of policy, forcing a shutdown, hasn’t made, much sense! Just like, when feuding countries, are talking, they rarely fight wars, would not it make more sense, to find a meeting – of – the – minds, instead?
In the past, shutdowns stopped because politicians recognized, it was more valuable, to end them, but with the uncharacteristic, erratic behaviour, of President Donald Trump, do you really understand, exactly what the future, will bring?
Wake – up, America, and demand legislation, which create punitive fines/ penalties, whenever they are unwilling to behave more responsibly, and allow any sort of shutdown. When public workers, government contractors, vacationers, etc, are punished, and no one benefits, due to the equivalent of a temper tantrum, then, proclaim, you’ve had enough!
Government:Principled, Policy, Politics?

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