Can the US ever be united?

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  1. Saigon
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    The political debate in the US seems to bitter these days....can the US ever be a united country again?

    By united I don't mean that everyone would agree on everrything, but that people would accept the result of a democractic election, and see themselves as Americans first and members of a party second.

    The reason this interests me is because in Europe I don't sense the same kind of division very often. It does happen - in Britain under Thatcher, perhaps France under Sakorzy or the end of the Toby Blair era in the UK - but by and large people consider themselves Finns or French or British first, and are proud of that. What party people voted for just isn't much of an issue in discussions around the water cooler.

    The kind of loathing for liberalism and conservatism we see here seems almost uniquely American - why is that?
     
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    Yes, first we need to outsource the majority of our Progressives to countries with an economic and political philosophy more to their liking
     
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    What you see here is not typical...most Americans aren't nearly as invested in the conversation/debate as people who choose to hang out on a political message board. In that regard, we're the fringe. Also, I think most of us do just fine outside of this environment, and are able to interact with all of our fellow Americans in our daily lives without a problem.
     
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    The answer is simple. We have about 50% of the population that like the America that our founders gave us. We have about 20% of the population that wants badly to turn America into Europe. Then, we have about 30% of the population that doesn't really know the difference or even cares to learn the difference. Their main concern is their selves.

    Since the future of the country is at stake, the voices get loud and the anger erupts.
     
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    No - so long as foreign asshole like you keep getting in our business and stirring the pot by pushing your radical European Socialism/Marxism/Communism on America.

    We're not caving do your bullshit - ever. We are the bad-ass on the block called Earth. It's why we took out Hitler when the French surrendered right away. It's why we took out Saddam Hussein. It's why we took out Osama Bin Laden. And it is why we will take out the progressive Socialists/Marxists/Communists.
     
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    Let's see, every four or eight years the US has a peaceful transfer of power (different president), the acceptance of a republic form of government. I'm unsure why you think differently.

    You question if the US citizens are united beyond party politics? Seriously? Did you see how united the people became on 09/12/2001?
     
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    Yes, I am sure that is true, that is a good point.

    But people must talk about this stuff in the lunch room at work, no?
     
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    Eventually, the Republican Party will be more than just "white". Then we will see progress.
     
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    I don't.

    I'm unsure why you don't understand the thread concept.
     
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    Not so much...which is perhaps what draws some of us here, since it can be an outlet of sorts.
     

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