Talking with the "enemy"

Peggy Noonan just wrote a opinion piece on talking with our enemies: Hear, Hear.

This growing trend to not talk with our enemies is one of the "American" actions that infuriates me most with the American political system. Not only is it very unChristlike, it is also very arrogant and ineffective.

Maybe we have a swelling tide of arrogance in this country. To think how great we are might be all that we have left to cling to as we lose a war, bridges crumble, the dollar crashes, jobs move overseas, house values plummet, levies break, and our political system only deals with issues that will implode in less than two years. Our pride might be all that is left.

I would much rather have no pride and live in a country heading in the right direction than to have all the pride in the world as everything crumbles around me. Proverbs says, "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall." Maybe that old book does have some relevance.

Watch out for the potholes.