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07/05/2011 10:34 am ET | Updated Sep 04, 2011

You Want Solutions? Let's Look to Our Government for Some!!

Perhaps Huffington Post readers have misunderstood.

Let's get something straight:

Many seem to think that it is my responsibility, my obligation to solve all the problems that our politicians have created or make worse.

This was never my intention. Nobody would read such a column.

So let me state, right here, right now, that I write this column for one primary reason: to spread my own brand of common-sense and critical reasoning.

That's it. All he wrote.

I don't pretend to have all the answers. I don't even pretend to have any of the answers. That's the job and sacred obligation of those we elect to office.

Secondary reasons I write this column are:

--To stimulate thoughtful debate;

--To stimulate others who disagree radically with my positions;

--To start readers thinking, really thinking about opinions different from theirs and why those different opinions might have value;

Last but not least:

--To criticize and try to hold accountable, in my own small way, the elected officials, politicians and lawyers who really run this country.

Settle down. Chill out. Despite our different political beliefs, I'm not the enemy. Our collective enemies are those few narcissistic, crooked and greedy people in charge of our government, of any political persuasion, who do unforgivable things to our nation for profit and political gain.

Those are our enemies. We should hunt them down and make sure that they get their just desserts.