We are in a Civil War and have been for quite some time. Even though we are not
in an armed
conflict within our borders, a civil war is raging, and the outcome is unknown. What makes this conflict different is that we
are living it now and perhaps like the pre-Civil War of the 1860s our
perception of war has not currently to the point of concern to understand
the predicament of our present and ongoing war. been elevated
We are in a Civil War because there is no opportunity to mitigate the differences
one side, either side, relenting to the demands
of the other. without of their positions and moralities while those on the Left hold to
their position, neither willing to negotiate away or give up what they believe
to be true. Those on the Right are
As a person on the Right, I cannot mitigate my beliefs nor marginalize my standards to reduce the risks of conflict, nor are those on the Left willing to do similarly. We are at a standstill and have been for some time.
The question of compromise seems to have taken center stage with both sides yelling for the other to compromise but that has only heightened the fervor and galvanized each side against the other. The question of compromise was also a question during the 1860s Civil War. The North
make concessions that
would have allowed the South the time to restructure their current economies
around slavery but they would not budge from their position, leaving the North
without options and the South on the path towards opening the war with an
attack at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861.
was willing to
Like today the options of compromise have
suggested but like the first Civil War both sides understand that when there is
compromise there is a fundamental loss of belief, power or position and as we see
today neither side been tried entertain the idea. is willing to
Without the ability to compromise the notions of who is right and who is wrong takes hold, furthering the divide with both sides vying for position, both sides establishing areas of power, taking the high ground so to speak. There are battle lines being drawn and like the Civil War 1, there
communities and work areas where it’s safer and easier not to engage at all, are divided to keep your job. in
list other similarities, there are many,
but the point is our country is go on and separation, a split from what
was to what is in the midst of . For now, the separation
is political with the division in how to represent our collective Constitution. We both see a moral obligation toward our
willingness to follow the intent of our Founding Fathers but in that obligation
comes the greatest division. It is this
divide that encompasses our foundational principles of life, our laws and our
definitions of freedom and how we wish to see our future. It is that future to come is at the crux of
every issue that before us as individuals and as a country. presently
My position is clear and to me logical. We have had over 200 years of success as a Constitutional Republic. Our laws our standards and our ability to adapt to outside influences have succeeded and surpassed the expectations of our Founding Fathers. Deviation from those principles will destroy the United States of America and in its place will emerge a weakened, socialistic like democracy that will sway and bend to every wind of change. No longer will the Constitution be the guiding light of our Republic and with it our inalienable rights, our freedoms, and our Nation.
You know my choice, what is yours?
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