Maybe it is time to split the blanket. The politically Left and the politically Right peacefully co-existed, more or less, for around 200 years. But, since the sixties, the two groups have become more and more polarized. Today it seems the differences are irreconcilable.
The left doesn’t like our constitution. For them it has long out-lived its usefulness. We on the Right love the Constitution. We believe it defines the very best form of government that man has ever devised. The Left believes in the collective while the Right believes in the individual. The Left believes in an all-powerful centralized federal government while the Right believes in a small Federal government where most of the power lies with the states and the people. The list of differences could go on and on; but you get the picture.
To me, It is becoming clear that the Left, dominated by progressive/socialist thought and the Right, dominated by conservative/libertarian thought are never going to be able to find a balance of policy where they can peacefully co-exist. so, what I am suggesting is that, before things evolve into civil war, maybe the two sides should just agree to disagree and go their separate ways. We agree to divide-up the country such that the Left could establish their United Socialist States of America and the Right could re-establish the United States of America as our Founders intended it to be.
Okay! Okay! I know this is never going to happen, although maybe it should. But, play along with me if you would. Let’s fantasize about what we on the Right would do if we had the opportunity to start all over again. Let’s assume we could resolve all the issue of dividing the territory, dividing the military, dividing the national debt, renegotiate all international treaties, etc.,etc. What would you want to do to ensure, that given a second chance, the American experiment would not fail again? Would you want to make any changes to the Constitution for the sake of clarity? What government agencies would you eliminate or modify? How would you want to fund government. What would you do different with our current monetary system? What would do differently in the area of education? How would you suggest we protect our borders? What other issues do you think it would be important to discuss?
Although we are play a game of fantasy, I am looking for serious ideas. I urge you, dear readers, to use the comments section to share your ideas. On a one time basis, I encourage you to invite your friends to come by and take part. Even though we are playing at fantasy, I think we might learn something from this process.
Have fun with this. I’m looking forward to a lively discussion.
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