Part Of the Solution or the Problem?

My father was not known for his command of poetry but there was one poem that he taught my brothers and me that has stuck with me over the years.  These past three weeks of governmental gridlock and government shutdown reminded my of the poem.

As I was walking through a town,  I saw some men tearing a building down

I asked the foreman "Are these men skilled,?"  "No indeed, common labor is all I need"

"I can tear down in a day or two, What it takes talented men years to build"

And so as I left that town, I asked myself, "Am I building up or tearing down?

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