To The Editor:

If you are not aware of what is going on in our nation’s capital with our Congress and our president you must be living under a rock. Our governmental leaders have no understanding of the word compromise and for the most part have no common sense.

Perhaps our national leaders should look at the Old Farmer’s Almanac and get some good advice from an old farmer. Here is what an old farmer says:

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight, and bull-strong.

Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.

Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

A bumblebee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.

Do not corner something that is meaner than you.

You cannot unsay a cruel word.

Every path has a few puddles.

When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

The best sermons are lived, not preached.

Don’t judge folks by their relatives.

Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.

If you find yourself in a hole, quit diggin’.

Always drink upstream from the herd.

Once you let the cat out of the bag you can’t put it back.

Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

If you think you are someone of influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot comes from bad judgment.

The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever deal with, watches you in the mirror every mornin’.

Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

Most times, it just comes down to common sense.

Perhaps our nation’s leaders all need to get a copy of the Old Farmer’s Almanac.