Switchin' Flies

By Barney Nelson.
 
I've heard the old saying, "All politics is local." Maybe it could even be said that all politics is a local stock show. Just about any problem faced by our nation can be found in a stock show. And, just like at the national level, the ones who either benefit or pay are our kids. When I was a kid, my family lived on my grandmother's stock farm in rural Iowa. We raised cattle for respect and pigs and chickens for money. One year, during the middle of my dad's tight farrowing season, my parents had to go to a meeting at church.
 
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