THE LIBERAL VS CONSERVATIVE EXPERIMENT--YOU GAME?
What has happened to our country? Have we ever been so divided as we have been in the past decade? It is getting more and more unbearable to deal with our differences. The parties are no longer even a resemblance of what they once were. The Republican party has morphed into the Democrat party and the Democrat party is shifting more and more toward socialistic. Still, the two words it all boils down to is--liberal and conservative.
Even after this country fought a war over another great divide almost one hundred and fifty years ago, this perfect storm is brewing. And it seems it is only a matter of time before a town hall meeting becomes a town brawl and looks more like the Jerry Springer show.
I had an idea several years ago. I thought it was a stupid, but stupidly splendid idea that I could get no one to go along with. Now, I am thinking the time is nearing I might have some takers.
My idea is for a great experiment. Seriously. It is time to put up or shut up. There is boisterous talking but scarcely any listening. Admit it, all of us could talk to one another until we are blue in the face, but at the end of the day, our feet are staunchly in the proverbial cement. So, as a country, what can we do? My mind trounces off to the extended fued of the Hatfields and McCoys, but come on, who has time for that these days? I have an idea that is better than the constant bickering and arguing and being split on issues 50/50.
Two countries. Yes, you read right--lets divide into two countries--the Liberal States of America and the Conservative States of America. Are you game?
Now, I know what you are thinking,"Gosh, we fought a war so this would not be so." Yes we did, so lets go into this with a rule. The rule, the two countries shall exist for ten years and then reunite .
In that ten year span, the liberals can have universal healthcare. They can make sure every citizen is covered to the hilt with all the health insurance they would ever need. And it will indeed be a good thing since all the insurance companies will choose to do business in the Conservative States of America. Do not squander the necessity.
The Conservative States of America can continue with the capitalistic way of healthcare--insurance companies offering different policies, competing with one another. One question though, if all the uninsured choose to go to the Liberal States of America, would that make insurance rates decrease in the CSA? I am not sure, but I am sure healthcare would still be the finest in the world. I wonder how many doctors would choose not to live in the Conservative States of America?
It is okay, Liberal States of America, what you lack in doctors, you will gain in trial lawyers. There will be fifty attorneys waiting on those ambulances for every one person. Chomp! Oh wait, I just heard healthcare go down even more in the Conservative States of America.
And what of the car industry? The car industry has certainly had its fair share of troubles over the past few years. Companies having to honor impossible labor contracts that pay former employees that no longer produce automobiles. The car industry will separate. Each country shall have car manufacturers. I can imagine those car companies will be run differently, however.
Over in LSA, the cars will shrink in size. Be glad; halfway through the experiment, I bet you are free from oil usage. Yes, sir! Not a pipe dream (oh, forgive the pun) anymore. It is reality. The population now, plugs up and charges up. Although the power outages that occur are as annoying as heck. The hotel business will be a good one though. All the travelers having to stop on those long trips after one hundred and fifty miles to recharge. I see a surge (oh forgive the pun again) in hotel construction.
In the CSA, there are less unions, but getting rid of that pesky NAFTA helped out with manufacturing jobs. People are back at work, paying taxes and going to sporting events where just after the Star Spangle Banner is sung, a prayer fills the night air with an echo. ".....In Jesus name...name... name, amen...amen...amen."
I suppose since we are kin, the LSA and CSA, our military can protect you if you need it. I doubt the left will keep a military. Just not their style. But you probably will never need us and our guns. Your leaders will compromise and keep you out of trouble.
Game over at the end of ten years. Time to compare apples to apples--conservative to liberal. Which country would have faired better? Which country would be taxed more? Which country would have a better GNP? Which country would Europe like more? I am sure we will all disagree about the outcome, but wouldn't it be fun to try it and see. Put it to rest one way or another
The liberal versus conservative experiment--wouldn't you like to try it? Are you game? This is of course all tongue in cheek, but I wonder........
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