Though everyone wants to rail about principles, in the turbulence of recent years it's become pretty clear that the actual process of getting things done in government, the one that's key to the very notion of a government of the people, by the people and for the people, is not as widely understood as it should be. The few who know the process inside and out are able to pull the strings and get things done that are widely opposed.
Perhaps it's because Schoolhouse Rock lost its funding. Perhaps it's because schools lost theirs. Arguably, both were victims of people who knew how to work the system.
And now that everyone suddenly wants to become a caffeinated reveler of some sort, the need for people to actually understand the process of passing a law is even more crucial.
Luckily, today, there's a chance to do something about it.
The Boise Coffee Party has arranged a Capitol tour, lead by State Sen. Nicole Lefavour and Rep. Brandon Durst to give whoever likes it, a step-by-step primer on how to pass a law. That way, when they get all cheesed off about something later, they know where to go and who to talk to in order to get something done about it.
That is theoretically what America is supposed to be all about.
Now if only someone could give the same tour of ABC, maybe we could get Schoolhouse Rock back on the air.