Then and now

After winning the Revolutionary War, our forefathers met for not quite four months and came up with the United States Constitution, a document that still shines as a beacon of common sense and decency towards all men. No, it wasn’t perfect. And we should all rightfully be ashamed of some of the compromises done that allowed such horrors as slavery to continue. But for its time and place, it is a work of wonder and genius.  Men coming together from a wide group of disparate areas to create a country. Men who put aside their personal beliefs and differences to create unity for the common good. And, as I mentioned earlier, all this was done in less than four months.

Hello, Alaska Legislature and US Congress. In four months you can barely get organized enough to order lunch. What is wrong with this picture?