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What’s one of the first things most people do when they settle down for the night? A recent poll shows that more people today than ever before have a renewed interest in government and politics! In recent times (perhaps the last 10-15 years) a certain pessimism has dominated American sentiment. We tend to blame politicians for everything around us. The theory that federal, state, and local officials fail us in all aspects of life keeps us in constant fear, anger, and search for answers. Perhaps the answer to many of the problems lies in our own inability to adapt to an ever-changing America. What might be a good place to start to correct our outlook on life might be to turn off CNN and Fox news and allow our representatives to do what most of us are unable to: “rule the country.”
Our political system is not designed to survive in a completely divided country, but rather to trust between different groups of people who invest each other in their common welfare. The spirit of fellowship is the determining factor that has been used for over 200 years to make the United States extraordinary from the point of view of other nations and their envy.
Cities, neighborhoods, and communities, in original government theory, were built around the relationships and trust that held them together. Anyone who grew up in the post-war era knew the strong bonds that connected communities. It was jobs, friends, family, social life, church, and knowing that your local authorities had your best on mind while serving you whoever hired them. It was not uncommon to walk the streets of major US cities without fear. Sure, there was violence, but not as much as we experience today as a divided nation.
This is not to say that American society has not always been divided in some way; Class, ethnicity, and race divisions have existed since we became a nation, but the spirit of community always seemed to prevail in cities and neighborhoods that stuck together through thick or thin. Most of all, the respect and integrity of the President of the United States kept us whole and undivided.
Many factors play a role that have helped weaken the structure of American culture. All from a huge population explosion fueled in part by illegals entering our borders and the downfall of the industrial revolution. We are now faced with social, cultural, economic, and technological changes, as well as an information revolution and service economy contrary to the American way of life that most know and have loved. These major changes in the way we live have resulted in us becoming more socially critical, and that alone can lead to our political leaders having difficulty solving problems through cooperation. Add to this moral decline, climate change, a pandemic of global proportions and an unsolvable guilt, then we have a problem of epic proportions.
We, the humans, have a responsibility to stand up and be heard, especially on issues that threaten our freedoms and freedoms. However, we must be careful not to jeopardize our way of life by undermining longstanding assumptions that should be adopted by our elected officials on both sides about how to solve the challenges we will face in the decades to come.
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