I was thinking about Sir Isaac Newton’s Three Laws of Motion today – which is strange because what I know of physics and the higher scientific disciplines is far from advanced. What caused them to come to mind was that I was reflecting on all the political intrigue and posturing that transpired this year in our nation’s capital.
I wondered whether the three laws might apply to politics.
Newton’s First Law – A body at rest tends to stay at rest. A body in motion tends to stay in motion. (The law of inertia).
I couldn’t help but think Sir Isaac had peered into the American future and come up with an unfortunately excellent description of Congress (the stay at rest part).
Newton’s Second Law – Acceleration is produced when a force is applied to a mass – the greater the size of the mass – the greater the amount of force required to move it.
Based on the massive size of the Federal aristocracy I guess this means that we need to galvanize a lot more Americans to get them to move their butts and be productive.
Newton’s Third Law – For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
If enough of us are tired of the politics as usual – we must express that at the voting booth thus geting rid of the hacks and their minions who currently hold elected and appointed public office.
As I said, physics is not my forte. So for those of you who share my discomfort with the subject, I have recast Newton’s Three Laws in a way which is much clearer to me and perhaps will be to you as well.
Law One – You can’t win.
Law Two – You can’t break even.
Law Three – You can’t get out of the game.
Have a great day!