Republicans vs Democrats - Finding Common Ground
I'd like to address the issue about how Democrats and Republicans are becoming so antagonistic towards each other, so widely separated by differences in ideologies, and their differing opinions about such things as health care, religion, immigrants, taxes, abortion, and a myriad of other controversial topics. It would seem that there is nothing the two warring parties can agree on.
It does not help the two bickering factions to find common ground, when they see our elected officials tearing into each other on a daily basis, either. Our elected officials in the White House are certainly giving a poor example of unity, respect for diversity, or tolerance for others' opinions!
I am not trying to be confrontational with anyone, though I have, in the past, voted as a Democrat, and I do believe that the strong among us must take care of the helpless via some form of social programs. I don't see this as a heavy burden. I probably agree with some traditionally "Republican" views like making government smaller, etc. But I don't agree with all. I don't see these differences in opinion, however, as reasons for hating each other.
I don't even want to discuss our political differences here, but would just only like to suggest that there is another way of looking at things. Instead of looking at everyone with a microscope searching for faults and differences, perhaps we should be embracing what we, as Americans, have in common.
It doesn't matter whatsoever if we are a "Republican", or a "Democrat", or a purple spotted Easter Bunny. We are all humans and Americans. And by now, we all know there is something very seriously wrong with things in our government and in our country.
We must not continue to allow political affiliations, nor opinions on tangential issues separate us. We are all Americans first! And we must start looking past our differences and beyond them, to our common interests and the preservation of our freedoms, which were fought for at such sacrifice by our ancestors. They never intended that their hard work should end up like it is.
Democrats also love God and Jesus, the American Flag, the Constitution, and Apple Pie just as much as Republicans do! Truly!
STOP LETTING PETTY THINGS SEPARATE US! WE ARE ALL AMERICANS AND OUR FREEDOMS ARE ALMOST ALL GONE NOW. WE NEED TO FIGHT FOR THEM TOGETHER!
I think we can all agree that the US Constitution is something well worth fighting for? Do we not all share that in common?
When we are all locked up in "detention centers" aka "residential facilities", it will no longer matter which political party we voted for. One is just as corrupt as the other. We will just be fellow humans in a world of hurt.
Think about it...
Now go read my hub: "Message to Law Enforcement Officials, Military, and Other Public Servants" here: http://hubpages.com/hub/Message-to-Law-Enforcement-Officers-and-Other-Public-Servants
Try to keep your mind open, and try to understand that we are not enemies, though our political affiliations might be different. Try to focus on what it all means to all of us as Americans, and think about how we can agree that our country is worth saving.
The principles set forth in our Freedom Documents brought our ancestors together to work for a common purpose 235 years ago, when they were oppressed, heavily taxed, and persecuted, because they were principles precious and sacred to all, regardless of their differences in opinions. The principles of freedom, justice, and liberty for all are still the shining summit of human aspiration today. If we focus on these principles, they will unite us again!
We are all in this together, and we will all face the same problems.
I will say here that I disagree with you guys on one thing, though. I do think that the stronger among us must look out for those who can not help themselves. And Health Care should be free for everybody.
But, you as well as I, know that we little guys are never going to change what they intend to do in Washington, and that they will roll right over top of us, regardless.
Having said that, we can agree to respectfully disagree on those secondary issues, but can we ALL agree that freedom and individual rights are worth the effort of respecting each other?