By David Anderson
In government today we need more free-ranging goats. The headline read, “Goats to Rid Historic Congressional Cemetery of Weeds.”
Cathy Burke, Newsmax, reports that as of August 7 more than 100 goats “will graze 24 hours a day for six days, eliminating vines, poison ivy, ground cover and even fallen debris all the while fertilizing the ground.
“An electrified eight-foot chain link fence will keep the hungry herd from getting near the tombstones of 19 senators and more than 70 members of Congress.”
I say set ‘em free.
“From the range, ranch, reservation and roadhouse, from the valley of the Rio Grande to the Bitterroot Mountains,” there’s a need to weed government’s overgrown garden of rancorous, ground-encumbering, unprofitable, troublesome and noxious politicians that are growing wild and rank, preventing the growth of superior vegetation and, for that matter, substantive legislation.
Just Google “inept” and like deer in the headlights, synonymous-“congress” is in the same headline:
“The Most Inept Congress in History.”
“Inept Congress Has Time to Keep Spying on You.”
“An ‘Inept,’ ‘Despicable,’ Congress Needs a Reality Check.”
It’s enough to get your goat.
Were we to have more free-ranging, whistle-blowing, corruption-finding, re-fertilizing goat-types covering the landscape, why then pardner we’d be tippin’ our hat to Paul K. Williams, president of the association that operates the congressional graveyard who said of the goat project “I think it’s going to be fun for the whole community.”
Oh give us goats, lots of goats, and the politicians that we loathe,
Don’t fence us in
Let us chomp, let us chew, what those who love this country do,
Don’t fence us in.