The Washington Monument as a symbol of broken government

I loved this quote from an article on the Washington Post website:

But under scaffolding, the monument is — quite inadvertently — newly relevant. Because Americans broadly agree that governance in this nation is broken, there is a casual elegance to the symbolism of a monument to national unity under construction. We are a work in progress, the cracked memorial reminds. Our union is not perfected.

Americans certainly do agree that government is broken.  The question is if we agree on this why do we keep electing the same people back to office that don’t seem interested in fixing things?

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