“We are a deeply divided and broken nation, and if we don’t find a way to fix things America will not survive”.
Is this the beginning of the end for the United States of America? It has been said that a house divided against itself will surely fall, and today we live in a shattered union. In all my years, I have never seen so much strife, discord, bitterness and resentment in this country. Everyone can see what is happening, but nobody can seem to stop it. Politically, you have got tens of millions of people trying to pull America one way, and you have got tens of millions of people trying to pull it the exact opposite way. As I discussed in a previous article, the term “civil war” is now being thrown around by some pundits even though nobody has started shooting yet. Every survey and opinion poll that has been taken recently backs up what I am saying. A Gallup survey conducted after the election found that an all-time record high 77% of all Americans believe that “the nation is divided on the most important values”, while 21% believe it is united and in agreement. Over the past 20+ years, the public has tended to perceive the nation as being more divided than united. Nobody can force half the population to suddenly change their views on the most important issues of the day. Once upon a time the values enshrined in the US Constitution by our founders united us, but today about half the country has completely rejected those values. Those that would like to restore our constitutional values find themselves diametrically opposed to the agenda that progressives are trying to shove down our throats, and personally I don’t see much room for compromise between the two sides. There are people that are reading this article that need to pick up the phone right now and apologize to someone that they have been refusing to forgive. Yes, I am speaking to you. You may not be able to fix our broken nation, but you certainly can fix the broken relationships in your own life. And if millions of Americans decided to choose love and forgiveness rather than hatred, anger, bitterness and resentment, it would most definitely have a transformative effect on the entire country. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”