“I’m already a survey participant. I answer the question each call, but I must say, I believe that the most important issue facing us is that a nation of 325 million people is largely ungovernable as a single entity. We can debate policy and personalities on the federal level ad infinitum but I don't think it will help that much. To me, we are, in the words of Trevor Noah, more like a continent than a single country. I strongly believe that we are not going to "put Humpty Dumpty back together again." More and more, we are making more positive, progressive changes at the smallest levels - the village, the town, the city, and sometimes the state. Both in government and in many non-government organizations. We are a "continent," if you will, that's just way too diverse and too populous to find agreement on many issues anymore. I think this is the true reason for 'gridlock' in Congress and why we have a 'protest' candidate now serving as President. We are divided not because of lack of will or flaw in our constitution or evil intent on the part of our elected representatives. We are divided because it is no longer practical or prudent to attempt to remain a single national entity. Instead, I feel we must recognize the limitations with regard to what can be done in Washington D.C. anymore and find new ways to network with each other more directly, support more local decision making power, and direct our attention to living in harmony with nature and each other.
So, although I will still answer the phone when you call, I think the whole thing is of limited use. Thank you for listening.”