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Hate not needed

Ed Townsend - Columnist
Posted 5/3/21

We are indeed a deeply divided Country where many Democrats and Republicans no longer have different opinions…they now hate each other.

It's almost like Republicans and Democrats reflect the two …

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We are indeed a deeply divided Country where many Democrats and Republicans no longer have different opinions…they now hate each other.

It's almost like Republicans and Democrats reflect the two Americas.

When it comes to issues, this country called the United States of America has its problems just agreeing on what the issues are.

Taking a look at a dozen issues, there are only two, health care (65%) and terrorism (54%), that were listed as important by a majority of the folks.

Study groups show that we Americans not only disagree when it comes to the culture wars and partisanship, but that there is diametrically different values and perspectives on America itself.

The old saying ‘united we stand' shows now it somewhat tilts to some that want to divide us.

Look at the issue with voting… years ago partisanship was something folks took to the ballot box while now it's something we tend to bring home where it has grown to become very personal and polarizing.

One just has to wonder why so many hate America?

The United States has been the freest, most prosperous nation for nearly 250 years.

In various discussions on this subject we have heard people saying that the simple answer is that we are not teaching our youth what there is to love about America.

The fact is… America is more than geography… it is an ideal… a belief that everyone has equal opportunity, that we are all free to pursue our dreams and work hard to achieve them. It is the freedom to keep what we earn and decide for ourselves what we will do with it.

It is the freedom to worship, to speak, to provide for ourselves and to live in peace and prosperity.

Eliminate hate… there is so much to love about America.

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