We are a nation divided

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    There is no question about it, our nation is divided in several ways. Politically the republicans and democrats cannot, and WILL NOT see eye-to-eye. Races are befoming more polarized. Sexual orientations are devidinv the nation. Religion is breaking the nation apart.

    Sadly, there seems to be no resolution in any of these. I also have noticed that neither side in any of these is actually winning in their obcession to dominate.

    It does seem that the one issue of morality is taking the greatest beating on all of these fronts.

    Will we say oneday, "America WAS a great nation."
     
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    AmericasBrave58 Retired USN Nurse(Vietnam

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    :( I agree with you totally!!! We should say that we are the Divided States of America and bow our heads in shame, cause our government can seem to act like responsible adults and work together, and some way make us the once proud Nation, that we once were. I pray everyday, for that day to come.:eusa_pray:
     
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    America will always be a great nation.

    The divisions are not new, but the times and what divides us are.
     
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    Really? Has any nation ever lasted forever? Do you think America will? Romans, Nazis, Venetians, you name it... they all assumed their nations would last forever.

    They didn't.

    America's on the downward slide, not the upward climb. Uncontrolled immigration is a huge factor.
     
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    Wow, hold on and back up here.

    The USA is the greatest Nation on earth, There is no used to about it. And as long as we remain free we will remain the greatest nation on earth.

    Yes, we are politically divided, we have been ever since the first free election ever held.

    But we are not divided by religion, all Americans accept freedom of religion. or at least all true Americans do. It is Freedom from religion some seem to want.

    Sexual orientations do not divide the nation but only a select few. Eventually we will come to a consensus on this gay marriage BS.

    We will never have to say that we were Great.

    :salute: USA :salute:
     
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    No, you're right, great nation have and will fall; however, I don't see it happening any time soon for this very young nation. Also, I don't think we'll so easily lose all sight of civility as in times of old.

    That downward slope is only a matter of opinion.
     
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    You've basically nailed this. Americans are united on several important issues. At the same time they allow themselves to become divided on side issues, which the courts and legislature will eventually get around to.

    Bottom line, we need to find the commonalities and set aside the outliers. *gasp* mush like the framers did with slavery. Noting there WAS a huge debt to pay 100 years later. *Edit* make that more like 70 years later. ;)
     
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    Governmentally speaking we are the OLDEST nation on Earth.

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    We have civility? Where exactly?

    Nations never fall when people expect. Change comes quickly and often without warning.

    But there is a downward slope. When Rome fell, Europe fell into the dark ages. If and when we fall, I have hope that something greater will rise out of the ashes.
     
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    We already are saying it.

    When we become a people who think that they have a right to it all, and all of it right now, we lost. The self-centered, selfish people have been taught that it is perfectly acceptable to be that way. This is what happens when people never grow up.
     

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