Robert L. Johnson, West Fargo, Published November 20 2012
Letter: Politicians must act like a teamI woke up early Sunday morning and couldn’t get back to sleep. I turned on the TV and came across an interesting program. A man took a gallon jar and filled it with jelly beans. He then counted them all and came up with 4,510. Then he asked 176 people how many they thought were in the jar. None of the guesses were very close. Many were over and many were under.
Then he added all the numbers he was given and divided it by the number of people asked. The answer was 4,515. As a group, they came out much closer than any one person’s guess.
I consider myself a Democrat and have my own opinions and views, but to think I have all the answers is not only egotistical but foolish. I think if a person believes he or she has all the answers, they are not part of the solution but the problem itself.
To quote my brother, “If you have three people with different views on a given subject, all you know for sure is that at least two of them are wrong.”
Neither of our dominant political parties could run this country on its own. It takes teamwork, and I think it’s time we start acting like a team.