Do you recall the Beatles’ song “Come Together?” While the song itself has nothing to do with this blog, the title does. For over beattlesa week now, Congress has been arguing over the healthcare plan for America. They have literally shut the government down.

The largest problem is no one seems to want to move an inch. I think this could all be easily solved by taking ten Democrats, ten Republicans, and one independent into a room and making them stay there until they work it out. Then they would have to “Come Together”. Right now, both sides sit in separate rooms and argue about what is best for them. No one seems to care what is best for the American people.

God wants us to meet and encourage each other. Hebrews 10:24-25 states, And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Congress has done the opposite. They have alienated themselves from each other by worrying to much about that “D” or “R” behind someone’s name. They leave D.C. on the weekends, flying home to be with family instead of remaining and getting to know each other. Politicians are no longer friends. They see themselves as competition.

And who gets hurt by it all. Us.

This needs to stop. What these politicians fail to remember is when you point a finger at someone else, you always have three more pointing back at you. And as far as most Americans are concerned, no one is without blame. Both sides are posturing for the media and their party. And both sides are acting like children.

I think we need to find a couple corners in which to sit a few cornercongressmen. Maybe if we treated them like children, they’d stop behaving like it. This country would never have come to be if it weren’t for people with differing opinions working together.

Imagine if Thomas Jefferson had decided it was his way or the highway.

I’m tired of all this nonsense and one-upmanship in Congress. The next election, we need to vote out all incumbents to send a message. No matter whether they have a “D” or “R” behind their name, remove them from office. That’s about the strongest message we can send.

And remember, if you’re not willing to cross party lines, don’t be surprised when the people you vote for don’t either.

How has the government shut down affected you or a loved one? I’d love to hear from you.