It makes me think of how "out of control" our federal government is and continuing to get worse. You might ask, How do extreme seasonal variations on the farm make me think of Washington? So here goes:
In Washington, our elected representatives, people who at one time were just like you and me, seem to get carried away with their self-importance and think they have all the answers. The result: a flood season of new legislation, most of it quickly written without its consequences being fully understood, and generally not even read by the people voting on it. And this is done despite thousands of pages already on the books that aren't even being enforced.
Wouldn't we be better off if we balanced this with a dry season, a period when, instead of writing new legislation, we took the time to insure enforcement of what is already in place. We might even find that much of the existing legislation is redundant and unnecessary.
And next you might ask, how can we do that? Well, a good way would be term limits and session limits. If Congressmen knew that their session was of short duration, they would have to craft only those bills that really were needed and demanded by their constituents. And when I say this, I'm not talking about lobbyists but, rather, the voters back home. If these same representatives had to spend a large part of the year residing at home with their constituents, they would think twice about what they do.. It is the citizen-legislator concept and is actively employed now by many state legislatures. Why not Washington?
And term limits? Term limits would mean that an office holder knows that he only has a set, limited time in Washington. Campaigning would become less important, with quality work taking its more rightful place. It would further strengthen a politician's bond with the homefront, and would therefore make him much less likely to lose sight of who and what is truly important.
The result in Washington would be no more dangerous floods as well as a few more dry spells to ponder the mission. Wow, we would have country weather in Washington. I think that would be fantastic.