Last week, a question was posed to me that stopped my mind in its tracks.
“We have our government back!”
After the sixteen-day government shutdown, those are probably the last five words any American citizen wants to hear.
Ever since the first settlers arrived in America, we have been a culture dependent on farming and agriculture, whether we recognize it or not. George Washington’s primary source of income wasn’t from being a war hero and it wasn’t being from being the first President of the United States.
For the seventeenth time since 1977, the United States federal government is experiencing a partial shutdown. But it isn’t the first time Republicans and Democrats are at odds to decide who is at fault.
For the last four summers, I worked at a teller station in a bank tucked away in a small valley of northwest Washington. Late every Friday came the rush of farm workers scrambling in to cash their paychecks after a series of 11-hour work days.