I have been shopping a number of times this week at the local Winn Dixie
The registers are staffed almost exclusively by fresh faced kids, hard at work at their low paying part time jobs without benefits
Some of them wear masks and some don’t, but they are all still polite and professional behind the newly installed sneeze shields
And they all have one thing in common; They all risk danger to keep the local grocery running
Even if not to themselves because they are young
But their parents, grandparents, aunts and Uncles and any others not filled with the vigor of youth
Sure, they are not heroes; They are still out making a living
But they are teenagers and most certainly could opt out (For the most part) if they chose to
So where is our congress, during one of the most perilous times our country has persevered?
A bunch of teenagers and a few managers are keeping a whole segment of our town in food and the so called leaders of our nation are absent?
Where is Ms. Pelosi, that lion hearted speaker of the house, who swore that the capitol would not close because they were “The Captains of the ship” ? (1)
Could it be that the Captain finds the words easier than the deed?
The Captain is in fact holed up in her mansion, eating ultra expensive gourmet ice cream while her ship lists dangerously
Where is the rest of Congress?
Where are the people, who supposedly represent us, calling their leadership derelict and meeting to convene the country’s business without her
They are absent, all absent
While families and businesses fall into despair and ruin
And America herself risks failing
They watch and plot on how to use this crisis to their advantage
Our so called leaders “The Captain’s of the ship” stay home and feast upon the riches that the public trough has provided them with
Meanwhile, Kids, working guys and women, all carry the risk that they are afraid to
So what does Nancy have to say now?
“So, let them eat cake”