Newt Gingrich’s daughter, Jackie Gingrich Cushman, thinks we are.
She feels, as a country, “we are engaged in a battle for our soul.”
I would tend to agree.
But it’s also a question of what’s fair and what’s unfair.
And a question of what’s true and what’s a lie?
And a question of what’s right and what’s wrong?
And a question of what’s good and what’s evil?
Jackie Gingrich Cushman, has written a new book called “Our Broken America,” which discusses “the polarization” and “the battle.”
“During my research for the book, I discovered that 55 percent of Republicans and 64 percent of Democrats say they have few or no friends in the other major political party,” Gingrich Cushman says.
I can see that.
I mean…, on many issues, it would seem to be okay to “agree to disagree.”
But with some of the issues of today, I have a hard time with that philosophy.
If you’re okay with killing a baby seconds before it is about to be born…, then we probably won’t be friends.
If you’re okay with attacking the 2nd amendment and disarming America’s law abiding citizens…, then we probably won’t be friends.
If you’re okay with letting anyone and everyone cross the border into our country, whenever they want, and without any question or control…, then we probably won’t be friends.
If you’re okay with protecting illegal immigrants that are already here, who have committed crimes against legal U.S. citizens…, then we probably won’t be friends.
If you’re okay with the removal of God from all aspects of our society…, then we probably won’t be friends.
If you’re not smart enough to realize that the mainstream media has a liberal agenda and is constantly trying to undermine conservatism…, then we probably won’t be friends.
If you think we should go back to living like we did in the Middle Ages because you think we need to save the planet…, then we probably won’t be friends.
And there are other issues regarding globalism, the federal government taking over the healthcare system, and taxes…, but you get the picture.
“Most people would agree that our country is experiencing an unprecedented level of political polarization. This country is incredibly diverse in many different ways and our diversity is what makes America so strong. We are economically, geographically, racially, ethnically, and ideologically different from one another and we can either choose to let that diversity strengthen us or we can let it sort us into tiny subgroups that refuse to work together.”
Diversity is fine, Ms. Gingrich Cushman, but not when diversity results in stupidity.
“When we are ranting at each other – separated [into] our own corners, informed by our own news sources, and immersed in our own social media clusters – we cannot listen to each other and therefore we cannot solve anything.”
The only problem here, Ms. Gingrich Cushman, is you are assuming that the democrats really want to solve anything.
“Is political polarization dangerous to our country? My opinion is yes, there is too much polarization,” according to Ms. Gingrich Cushman.
I agree that political polarization is dangerous for our country…, but what is the alternative?
Are we supposed to just turn our backs while the radical left-wing whackos send our country into a state of chaos?
Think about it.
The only reason we’re even talking about political polarization is because conservatives all across our country decided to finally take a stand against all of this liberal craziness and elect Donald Trump.
And thank God we did.
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