From 9/11 to 1/6 and beyond, creating a more unified America will be a rocky road, but a necessary one to fulfill the nation's promise
Absolutely for a more unified country. But just as in any healing, the problem must be recognized and corrected. The Republican Establishment must admit the flaws and expel the flawed, from within. There will never be healing until that happens. The unity will elude us. The criminal must be expelled and prosecuted, and a fresh Republican stance, that honors the democracy it can survive in, must be sought. Nothing less will correct this Chasm. It can’t be done by the other side.
I have to assume that just as I, a liberal Democrat, also have some conservative beliefs, there are many conservative Republicans who also have some liberal leanings. Now, if we can just get beyond this trump hoopla, there's a good chance of once again being a (Democrat) ic (Republic) an.
Well, you are spot on, again. Time to get a fire suit (just kidding!)
I feel it will take time for our nation to heal from this cultish behavior of "my way or the highway". I have hope for the younger generation to take the helm, both sides of the aisle.
I have not given up on the possibility of unity and peace. I believe it it what most of us want and need, but many of us don’t know how to create it. I’ve just learned about Braver Angels: “We are a national movement to bridge the partisan divide.
We’re equally balanced between conservatives and progressives at every level of leadership.” Took their quick online social media course on how to engage productively in social media. Watched their great moderated convo between Connecticut Democratic Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey and Republican Rep. Steve Harding on how legislators can work together across the aisle. People are trying to work together and I want to be part of that team. Check it out! https://braverangels.org/
I’m 64, and I’ve been hearing this unity nonsense my entire life. It’s not possible because am I to unite with you or are you to unite with me? Either way one of us has to bend the knee…