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Don't Let Politics Divide Our Country

Updated on June 12, 2012

Whenever there is an election, people are forced to take sides to defend their candidate. This is the way it has been for many years. We all have our reasons for the opinions we believe are the right ones. Nothing divides people more than politics or religion. The thing to keep in mind is that when all is said and done, we still have to live with each other in this country. There are many elections to come in our future, but we can’t let politics let us forget what our real goal is for our country.

We all want to live a decent and happy life. We want to be able to have a job to support our families, have adequate healthcare, affordable food, and be able to save for a healthy retirement income. These things seem almost impossible to attain at times. When times get tough, we look to our government to make the right decisions to make things better. The reality is that our government is run by people. People that sometimes are so concerned with their political futures and reputations that the good of the people gets lost in a myriad of bureaucracy and partisanship. Both political parties are guilty of this behavior. The behavior of our politicians tends to cause a division amongst the people of this country. This does not have to happen if people realize that no matter what our individual views are, the divisive politics in our government is going to continue. I don’t think it matters who becomes the President; the problems facing our country will remain because both sides are not willing to come to the table and genuinely attempt to solve these many issues. We see this example with President Obama. He has proposed many ideas that could possibly help our country to recover from this recession, but the Republicans will never allow anything he proposes to get passed. The same thing happened when former President George W. Bush was President. The Democrats would not cooperate with the ideas he proposed to get the country moving. This partisanship in Washington is dividing our country in such a way that absolutely nothing is getting accomplished to help so many people who are suffering tremendous losses.

My opinion on the future of our political climate is that if a Republican wins this next election, you will see a sudden surge in jobs, the economy will begin to improve and people will believe that the Republicans were the most effective political party to improve the state of our country. On the other hand if the Democrats win the next election, the state of our economy will stay the same, the job losses will continue and the housing market will be slow to recover. Basically, it will be four more years of the same for the people of this country. As long as a Democrat is in the White House, especially an African-American President, the Republicans will not agree on anything proposed to them. They will not even entertain the thought of a compromise, because they believe their policies will get this country back on the right track. The corporations that support the Republican agenda are holding on to billions of dollars that could be spent opening up jobs for the millions of unemployed people in this country, but they will not open their wallets to do that until they see a Republican back in the White House.

In past elections, I have been pretty sure about who I would be voting for, but this election has made me apprehensive as to who I want to see running this country. The problem I have with the Republican agenda is that although I believe their plan will pacify the corporate community, therefore, corporations will spend their money and improve the employment situation along with the economy, but this will not be enough to trickle down to the poor and middle class to make a significant difference in our lives. The Republican plan will mostly benefit the very wealthy and corporate America. The problem I have with the Democrats plan is that they cannot seem to work together on some of the major issues affecting our country. There seems to be a lot of divisiveness within the party, which makes them appear weak and ineffective.

This next election should be a wake-up call for the people of this country to be knowledgeable regarding the issues facing our country, and where the two candidates stand on these issues. Don’t allow yourself to be manipulated and divided by the politics being played by both sides. It is a good idea to let your congressman and senators know that we want to see progress being made to improve the state of our country. Regardless of which candidate is elected, if neither side is willing to work together and compromise to get our country back on track, the poor and the middle class will continue to suffer. The anger of the people will begin to resonate loudly and chaos in this country will be the end result. This election has put a negative face on the United States, and the whole world is watching our country unravel because of selfishness, greed, and prejudice.

Which political party do you think will do more for the poor and middle class?

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    • NayNay2124 profile image

      NayNay2124 5 years ago

      Michelle, i agree that there is more going on than we know. All we can do is educate yourself and stay informed. Thank you for the visit and comment.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      If Ron Paul wins he will be assassinated. The reason being that he is against the Federal Reserve bank. Only two Presidents in history have been assassinated for that reason. Lincoln and Kennedy. You can look it up, there are several sites that reference that truth.

      Lone77star is correct in all that he wrote. The television is trying to blind us. Look at all the stupid shows they have on now. There are to many to name. And then the media. The media is also trying to blind us, and are doing a good job. Our nation is becoming divided. There is a lot going on, more then we know.

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      NayNay2124 5 years ago

      Lone77star, very interesting comment to my hub. I just think that this upcoming election has really got a lot of things for the people of this country to think about. I suggest if you have never really researched and became informed before an election, this election would definitely be one that you might want to do just that. My hope is that people educate themselves and not get caught up in the politics and media hype, and for people not to forget that we are all people just trying to live and leave this place a better place for our children and grandchildren. I don't want to see our nation so divided over race and politics, because in the end we are all of God's children. Thank you for reading and commenting on my hub.

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      Rod Martin Jr 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I agree with your title, but that's about as far as it goes.

      I believe in compassion, but legislating compassion never works. The greedy use such legislation to enslave and embezzle.

      Having lived out of the country for nearly 5 years, I've been waking up from my long sleep suffered under the influence of Corporate Party media kool-aid.

      Demopublicans = Republicrats!

      The apparent differences are merely a distraction. Why? Someone is planning a coup and it's almost complete. In fact, they've been working on it for over 200 years.

      Ask yourself why recent presidents would trash the Constitution of the United States -- betraying their Oath of Office. Obama, Bush, Clinton, BushSr have all done this. Ask yourself why our national debt would be skyrocketing even more now than the madness under BushJr. That $15+ TRILLION debt Bubble may be nearing its own POP!

      Ask yourself why the honorable land of the free and home of the brave would become the land of the whimpering slave that bullies other nations at the drop of a hat.

      We're being played for suckers by people who have had two centuries to practice the fine art of deception.

      Any nation who's military leaders could come up with Operation Northwoods -- a plan to murder innocent Americans in order to sway public opinion against their patsy, Cuba -- is not a nation worthy of trust.

      And 9/11 was another such "false flag" operation. We don't know yet who the real perpetrators were behind it, but we know it wasn't Al Qaeda.

      FACT: Al Qaeda was originally a CIA operation against Russia in Afghanistan. Did they ever lose control of that group of operatives? Or did their purpose merely go underground?

      FACT: Steel-frame skyscrapers do not collapse at free-fall acceleration through the path of greatest resistance unless assisted by controlled demolition (tons of explosives). Just ask the nearly 2000 architects and engineers at

      FACT: Before 9/11, response times by fighters against potentially hijacked aircraft was measured in short minutes. A few months before 9/11, the Bush White House changed the rules creating a bottleneck. After 9/11, the rules were changed back. During 9/11, response times were measuring more than an hour!

      FACT: It would have proven nearly impossible for Al Qaeda to have had unfettered access to all 3 WTC collapse buildings for several weeks prior to 9/11 in order to place several tons of highly rare explosives (nano-thermite).

      FACT: Two Bush family members headed the security company which oversaw the World Trade Center in the months leading up to 9/11.


      We need to come together. We need to forget parties and ideologies. We need to save America before the Bankers bankrupt and foreclose on America.

      That's why the one candidate who the Corporate Party media ridiculed and ignored needs to be given our greatest support. He has a 30-year track record defending the Constitution, something that has become increasingly unpopular.

      Legalize the Constitution, before we have nothing of it left.

      Ron Paul for President, 2012! It's not over, yet.