01/08/2013 08:24 pm ET Updated Mar 10, 2013

Disillusioning Our Youth

Well it happened.

That circus called Congress has now successfully taken the wind out of a die-hard politically inclined young adult.

After watching the side shows and what was under the main tent during these recent "fiscal cliff" proceedings, I've seen a young adult who has been devoted to serving her country become very disillusioned.

How sad.

Yet, gentlemen and ladies of the 112th Congress of the United States of America, you've achieved a very disheartening unintended consequence -- you've begun to turn off America's bright hopes for the future -- our youth.

It wasn't enough that you discouraged so many of us older folks who did believe that serving our country should be an honorable profession.

You've now dashed the hopes and dreams of our children.

It is time to wake-up and operate as a functional, non-partisan body politic and set an example for our youth, all of our citizens and the world.

Well, what a novel thought.