…Wherefore, instead of gazing at each other with suspicious or doubtful curiosity, let each of us, hold out to his neighbour the hearty hand of friendship, and unite in drawing a line, which, like an act of oblivion shall bury in forgetfulness every former dissension. Let the names of Whig and Tory be extinct; and let none other be heard among us, than those of a good citizen, an open and resolute friend, and a virtuous supporter of the RIGHTS of MANKIND and of the FREE AND INDEPENDANT STATES OF AMERICA.
Our country is more divided than I have ever seen. Social media, a divisive news media and politicians have shaped our country to be neighbor against neighbor. It is unacceptable. We rail on each other on the Facebook about politics; lifting; ANYTHING we disagree with. We are willing to say horrible things that will exist forever on the internet. We take MEME’s and perceive them to be fact.
We are rediculous. We are playing into the hands of power hungry politicians whose only goal in life is to STAY IN POWER.
Stop it. Now. No one in Washington is going to ‘reach across the aisle.’ We need to do it. Little by little. Before we have so much hatred for each other we can’t turn back. What do you contribute? Even funny little George Takei has caused so much inflammatory overreaction that he is actually being taken seriously.
Stop it. Now. There is no happy ending for a country who allows others to make us hate each other.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
There, I guess King George will be able to read that.
We must all hang together, or assuredly we will all hang separately.