I think the idea of belonging to either of the major political parties in America (or anywhere) could definitely pit people against one another (but I'm not sure if it always does.) Both sides feel what they are doing and how they believe is "correct" and "right." Really, I feel this only becomes problematic when the people on either side of the political spectrum aren't willing to listen to the other sides point of view. I do (personally) feel that political parties can be a good way of keeping people to work against each other instead of with each other. This is a shame, because here in America we really need to be working with each other towards the common goal of fixing this country.