It seems we, as people of our towns, cities, counties, states and the country, ought to all focus far less on ourselves as parts of political groups--individuals in political parties--and far more as members of those same political areas.
Instead of being members of the Democratic or Republican or Independent or Libertarian Party or whatever and thereby point out our differences from one another, we ought to emphasize these things we have in common. That is, we should recognize and emphasize that we live in this area--whichever one we're emphasizing right that minute--and so, try to address those problems or issues.
Ever since the Soviet Union--our old, common "enemy"--fell apart, it feels as though we've chosen one another to go against.
It's me against you. It's Republican against Democrat. It's rich against poor. It's corporate America vs. the workers and/or Unions.
Not only that but we've further fragmented so we've become Christians vs. Mormons and Jews. We've become "straight" vs. gay and on and on.
It's no way to live.
And it's no way to get to solutions.
Why can't we work together?
Why can't we all be Americans, first, last and foremost?
Whatever happened to that idea?
Can't we work together?
We share problems, whether they're sewers or highways or schools or guns or whatever.
Can't we share solutions?
As has been said so many times it's now a cliche'--"Can't we all just get along?"
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