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Why Fifth Graders Should be Running Things

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Why Fifth-Graders Should be Running things!!!


It should be obvious to the most casual observer that we adults have made an awful mess of things. Everyone seems to be angry and many have taken to the streets in protest complaining about one thing or another, and our so-called leaders seem incapable of telling us anything that would resemble the truth. Even the peaceful Amish have been acting up lately.


Having worked as a volunteer for the last few years with Junior golfers it has struck me that these kids just have a better sense of what is right and fair. They notice quickly whenever someone tries to cheat or take unfair advantage of the others, and refuse to stand for it.


Here in Massachusetts, for instance, the politicians are required to combine 11 congressional districts into 10 to better represent the people of the Commonwealth. One look at the map that they have drawn would show that the common good has nothing to do with anything. Even cavemen would be perplexed.


Nationally, if your 10-year-olds ran the White House and both chambers of Congress and debated the pros and cons of the issues of the day, then most of our problems would be settled in a fair and equitable manner. My guess is that they would do a far better job than the people we now have running the show.


They would better understand that home ownership is a major building block in improving our local economy, and would chastise any group, such as the banks, to get their head on straight, and fix the problem or get out of the way.

David Spencer
Keller Williams Northland - Kansas City, MO
Show Me real estate in Kansas City

We all know from the show, that 5th graders are most often smarter than their adult opponents.

Oct 17, 2011 06:17 AM
Dan Derito
Success! Real Estate - Brockton, MA

How true that is David. They also haven't developed any biases or predjudices and expect things to be on the 'up and up'. If they are playing within the rules of golf then, they expect everyone else to also.

Oct 17, 2011 09:00 AM
Ray Vernon
Success Real Estate - Plymouth, MA

Dan, well put - couldn't agree more ! We are politically in a sad & sorry state !!

Oct 18, 2011 05:45 PM
Dan Derito
Success! Real Estate - Brockton, MA

Ray, I try to avoid all but the most important news, It's hard when we are sitting at a kitchen table with clients who are in trouble. There are just too many innocent bystanders to explain, and no one to lead us.

Oct 19, 2011 02:59 PM