posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 12:58 PM
a reply to: deadlyhope
I understand your disappointment. Years ago, I thought a lot like you do and was disappointed as well. But since about the year 2000 I realized that
people/media and such are less promoting division than they are responding to it and reporting on it. More response, more division. But the truth as
made crystal clear by this last election, is that in fact.....the division IS. It exists and its getting wider and wider. More people are becoming
ever more vocal about it.
Here's a proposed solution. My belief is that to the extent that the Federal Government interferes in everyone's lives and business, the division
gets ever worse! Why? FEAR! See the thing is, the gun rights bunch, I'll use as an example, fear "Federal Legislation" setting up a National
Database for a gun registry. They "Fear" National, Federal Government take away of firearms. Same thing with the pro-abortion people. They "Fear"
some Federal US Supreme Court overturn of Roe v. Wade outlawing abortion. The problem is.......people fear some blanket Federal prohibition or
infringement on their rights.
To the extent we reduce the size of the Federal Government "foot print" on issues better left to the States, the less fear people have. Of course,
the "Division" would still be there. But.....pot smokers could move to Colorado, or California. Those who fear firearms could move to Connecticut or
New York City or Maryland. Those who favor abortions for birth control can move to California or Tacoma Washington.
If you reduce the size and scope of the Federal Government and limit its authorities and reduce its influence, you'll pay far less in taxes and you'll
see more general prosperity. Yea, the divide will be with you always, but at least you won't have to fear every Presidential election near as
To an extent, this is already happening. Look at Sanctuary Cities, Counties, etc. They ignore Federal guidelines on immigration enforcement.
Just my thoughts.