Since I left college in 1995 and entered the workforce, I’ve had a lot of stimulating conversations with my dad about how broken our government is, and he has often insisted that it’s worse now than it’s ever been before. Maybe. I guess there are more than a few Americans who would agree with his suggestion that politicians are less trustworthy today than ever before in our 240-year history.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
U.S. Navy Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Narina Reynoso
It used to be that if you wanted to enter politics, military service was virtually a prerequisite. And though the last three presidents have little or no military backgrounds, American history was largely written by commanders in chief who made their name in uniform.