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Updated on September 20, 2013

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand"

Republican President, Abraham Lincoln
Republican President, Abraham Lincoln

The Division Will Be Our Downfall

What the Republican and Democratic parties of this country fail to understand is as President Abraham Lincoln said, " A house divided against itself cannot stand."

The problem with the country today and not being able to get over the economic slump is not Republican or Democratic power; it is both. Two parties too stubborn to submit to the fact that each may have good ideas and work together to move forward.

Americans are becoming slaves to their own parties and as slave masters, the government; as well as its people are letting this country faulter. If they do not submit and work together, they will lose not only property and liberties, but sadly their honor as a country.

Like the Civil War which was fought on their own lands and thousands of friends and families were lost; they are at the cusp of another civil war of sorts. This civil war,however; The Union troops are made of "big business" against the The Confederacy which is made up of the middle class- poor members of society. The Union in this case will always have more tools to fight with, lobbyists and all the funding. The Confederacy will continue to lose assets, like property and financial stability; that due to the economic climate will not allow for financial sovereignty. The Confederacy will lose again, if they don't start to hold those elected officials accountable.

As Lincoln put it on March 4, 1861. "We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection."

The parties divided most certainly will be the economic downfall of this country. The Republican Americans and the Democratic Americans must once again work together, because in the end, they are all Americans and members of one country. A country once revered and admired by all.

The fossils that are Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner and the likes are holding this country at a stand still. It is time to move forward and have their voices heard from the mountain tops. The civil war ends here and now.

Election time is always just right around the corner, the rhetoric and divisive push will begin with a vengeance. As hard as it may be, it is time for the American people to unite as Americans, not as party supporters and make informed decisions. Don't follow the crowd, follow the facts.

Help tomorrow bring new hopes, dreams and resolution instead of worry and indecision.


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    Abecedarian 6 years ago from These United States, Texas

    @tamarwilhite, it's actually funny how many people pull the "constitution" against the Democrats. In reality, the constitution was written so long ago, that some items in the constitution could be considered antiquated by todays standards. That said, the GOP and the Dems are constantly amending the constitution. So, which constitution are you referring to? The original or the amended, because as of today, the GOP are in the process of trying to amend it to allow for states to be divided. ex. Chicago. Compromise is never wrong if it's for the overall best. Who is to say what is right and what is wrong. Until a comprise is met and imposed, no one knows for sure how something will work, it's called trial and error. Great inventors, like those that invented the internet, computers, rail cars, automobiles, planes, lived by trial and error.

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    Abecedarian 6 years ago from These United States, Texas

    @deni edwards, I don't watch the news, I read the bills, books, fact checks, etc. The news media will always try to slant to one side or the other because it sells. As far as the answers on the debate. That is my point exactly, these individuals have a one-sided agenda and quite frankly are not right for the position of President. So, don't vote for them....stay up on the facts and make an informed decision. The problem right now with the GOP candidates, they want to win and they will slant their answers which ever way they have to to get the support from the largest groups. Right now, it's the Tea Party and so they will say what might help them get elected. Research their voting records, etc. and see which one really is a Tea Party candidate and which one is actually open minded enough and has enough gumption to stand up for what's right and take the lead rather than follow the herd.

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    Cape Wind Girl 6 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

    OK..let's get this right: We the people voted Obama in but our votes don't count. The losing party has the right to de-rail, de-fy and de-mantle our votes.

    Even though they ruled with an iron fist for the 8 years they were in power.

    I didn't want Iraq, Afghanistan, torture, Halliburton, Xe.....and I'm a people!

    Constitutional Republic my butt: It's Republicorp! America for sale.

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    Tamara Wilhite 6 years ago from Fort Worth, Texas

    The reason the house is divided is that one side (Democrats) want to copy the failed socialist model of Europe. The other side, Republicans, want to stay closer to the Constitutional Republic that made our nation great.

    Compromise in the name of compromise is wrong when it involves moving in the wrong direction.

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    Deni Edwards 6 years ago from california

    I would have to agree with the first post. I don't know if you watched this particular Presidential Republican debate that I am thinking of, but the question was asked about compromising on revenues and spending. The question was something like: would you favor a $10 spending reduction if it were to bring in $1 of new revenue (referencing the Bush tax cuts)?

    Not one candidate said this would be good enough, that they would not compromise.

    If you think Pelosi became a "pitbull" (which I suppose is better than Cain's princess), you are definitely watching the wrong news station.

    Compromise, compromise, compromise from the dems, and nothing in return.

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    Abecedarian 6 years ago from These United States, Texas

    I understand your anger. I voted for Obama. But I am open minded enough to see that when the Dems took control Pelosi became a pitbull and said it's my way or the highway. The GOP are doing the same and Americans are suffering.

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    Cape Wind Girl 6 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

    Can you please show me how Democrats are not willing to work together?

    In my mind, they have bent over backwards and the Republicans are the ones who won't budge.

    They throw all kinds of really damaging stuff into agreed upon bills, making the whole thing null and void.

    Dems are expected to give up their souls for these R's.

    Heck with that... we had 8 years of PURE repub rule. They don't share, ever, period.

    THEY are the problem. Period!