Why has America become so polarized? [UPDATED]Published 9:53am Thursday, January 17, 2013 Updated 11:55am Thursday, January 17, 2013
A woman asks her husband, as they drive down the road; “why don’t we sit beside each other and cuddle like we used to?”
The husband, sitting where he’s always sat, says to his wife; “I’m not the one that moved.” Why is polarization increasing in America? Why has our country become so divided? Who moved?
Conservatism, by definition, seeks to conserve, maintain, preserve, guard, keep and protect from harm, decay, or loss; whereas Liberalism favors progressive political and social change through government action, step by step reform by steady increments.
As conservatives fight to preserve the foundations that made this nation great, and as liberals attempt to transform the USA, it will only lead to more and more polarization.
At one time we all knew, whether Democrat or Republican, homosexuality was immoral, killing babies was evil, and coveting was wrong. At one time most Americans, whether religious or not, shared similar morals. That’s changed. A majority of Americans now reject God’s morality and have chosen to establish their own morality. America has replaced a “Big God” with “Big government”.
Feb. 25, the 16th Amendment was ratified; authorizing the US government to confiscate, without limits, the income of the citizenry. The federal government can now forcibly seize as much of a person’s earnings as they see fit.
1930-40′s FDR, ignoring the constitution and the idea of limited government, created a powerful centralized government.
1947 the Supreme Court misapplied a statement written by Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Church. Erroneously ruling that the founder’s intended for a wall of separation between church and state be erected, turning the 1st amendment on its head. June 25, 1962 the Supreme Court banned prayer in public schools. June 17, 1963 the Supreme Court outlawed bible reading in public schools. 1960′s LBJ gave us the Great failure (the Great Society), entrenching us further into government dependency. Jan. 22, 1973 the Supreme Court legalized the slaughter of the unborn baby. 1998 the U.S. Senate declared that perjury and obstructing justice is acceptable behavior for a sitting President. May 9, 2012 the president of the USA openly supported homosexual marriages.
Today, as we see the degradation of our culture, the desensitizing of our society and the increase of violence in our schools, we have the gall to ask; “Where is God in all of this?” “We have no government, armed with power, capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” — John Adams
The polarization in America is a result of deteriorating morals, not politics. Politics is simply a vehicle used to transform the nation.
Liberalism, progressivism, fascism, socialism, communism, Marxism, and totalitarianism are all ideologies that allow men to control other men. These philosophies are evil, whether implemented by Democrats or Republicans.
Ours is a Republic, not a Democracy. Article 4 Sec. 4; The U.S. shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government.
If people embrace the fallacy that the U.S. is a democracy and that our political decisions should reflect the will of the majority, polarization will continue to increase. “We are a government of laws, and not of men.” — John Adams
If we truly hope to solve the problems we face today, we need to do more than simply step back, we need to reverse course. Compromise and bi-partisanship is not an option for those who love truth and hate evil.