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Author Topic: How To Heal A Divided Nation  (Read 6206 times)
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« Reply #13: October 31, 2008, 06:48:27 pm »

I concede we have disagreed and strongly in the past.  I would rather not see another Civil War, and there are a number of serious issues that could very well lead to just such a situation.  Currently, the right is blasting the left over the "infanticidal holocaust" that they believe liberals and progressives endorse.  This may not be the way we view it, but a good percentage of people DO view it that way and  they strongly believe vehemently that it must end.  The vitriol is incredibly divisive, angry, violent and abusive everywhere we turn. 

And, again, JMHO - but I don't believe the government is effective at dealing with social issues or bridging divides.  Since it appears as though we are going to have a progressive majority in almost every branch of government that is placing roughly half the nation at odds with their government and their neighbors.

So, silly me...I pray for ways to bridge these divides, calm some of the anger, show a spirit of cooperation and be soothing to what will be very harsh feelings.   I guess my point really is that if we are going to bridge the Great Divide in our nation, we are going to have to tackle tough issues, like abortion, in our own communities - and we'll be stronger if we can do it together rather than as liberal v. conservative.  The cooperative spirit that our nation once had is sadly absent and I fear will lead to irreparable harm.


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