Gridlock is a good thing

Here’s my new article with Providence Journal.

As frustrating as the gridlock in Washington may be to most Americans we must keep in mind that this is the way it is supposed to work and that the gridlock is actually a good thing.

While government efficiency is desirable when the government is administering a service, efficiency is less desirable when it comes to decision making. We should be more concerned with getting it right than getting it quick. Delay prevents passions from dictating policy decisions, it makes sure the concerns from all sides are considered, and it allows for a more transparent and responsible process.

From the time of the Roman Republic through the American Founding political thinkers have recognized the inclusive and protective nature of political conflict.

 

http://blogs.providencejournal.com/ri-talks/this-new-england/2013/01/kyle-scott-gridlock-is-a-good-thing.html

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