Hi there! My name is Cody Peterson and I just joined this "message board" if you will. I am not going to claim a party as it tends to incite hate and dung slinging. Rather, I merely hope to outline the key issues facing the United States today and hopefully see enough good thought and opinion to then be able to do the unthinkable; COMPROMISE!!! The election is over, voting has been suspended, so now it is time to think up solutions for the problems at hand instead of voting for people to fight over them until the end of time. Now that that's out of the way, hello! I look forward to hearing many new and valid ideas and get to know everyone on the site. Thanks! Note: Most if not all of the threads I am to start will be titled as questions. The first I believe will be, "How do you feel the standoff in Washington and the division of the nation would best be resolved and why does compromise not seem like an option?" I thought we could get the ball rolling now.