Divided, We Stand?

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    How many stars in the American flag?

    Fifty, you say? I'm not sure. If there were fifty, then citizens of liberal states and conservative states would join in common purpose on the blue field which is, after all, called, "the union."

    Instead, it seems, we are recklessly tugging at the thread that holds us together. Today, liberals and conservatives barricade themselves in digital citadels where some media, with calculated bias, assure their viewers that what they already believe is correct. If we wall ourselves in castles of confirming information, I fear a new Cold War. This time, a cold civil war.

    Given this danger, why do both parties promote almost nothing but divisive scandals? Because it is so much easier than health insurance or immigration reform. Taking on actual challenges would require work, and listening, and thought, and union.

    "Divided, we stand"? Scott Pelley on our American flag, and our common purpose - CBS News
     
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    You’re right, it is a sad state we are in. Politics is almost entirely about winning elections and dirty campaigning unfortunately has proven to be the most effective tactic. We the people have become drama hungry puppets being fed by trolls. Don’t know how it changes but I hope something can change our course
     
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    Worse, it's a self-inflicted wound. No one is forcing us to behave this way.

    Ego and tribalism.
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    No political entity is more irresponsibly divisive than the media. Both parties are held hostage to it and average citizens are just clickbait fodder.
     
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    Pretty much correct.

    The good news (if you want to call it that) is that the angry white men are dying off faster than ever thanks to the high fat/low fiber lifestyles of most in the South. With them, the bigotry, hatred, and (the worst part) the intellectual dishonesty and oneupmanship is dying off as well. So that is indeed good news. Not that people are dying but the basic bottom line result.
     
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    Just a question do you think they were born old?



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    No one is forcing trump either
    “U.S. taxpayers have spent $81 million for the president’s two dozen trips to Florida, according to a HuffPost analysis. They spent $17 million for his 15 trips to New Jersey, another $1 million so he could visit his resort in Los Angeles and at least $3 million for his two days in Scotland last summer ― $1.3 million of which went just for rental cars for the massive entourage that accompanies a president abroad.”

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    Nice sentiment, but either Pelley is dense as hell, or simply does not understand the nature of those who covet power for its own sake.

    One does not normally unite with an enemy striving to fundamentally change the country into a model that has failed wherever forced.

    The Democratic Party is no longer American, and must be driven from political authority.

    There are 34 other political parties out there. It's not as if they are not expendable.
     
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    Secession is the answer.
     
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    You might not know it bk but Putin is the real head of your party
     
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