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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.


Merle Hexum


  • camobabe

    Well said , Merle. Standby for the venom of the God haters and other denizens of the leftist “Democrats”, “progressives”, and “free thinkers” who will attack you for expressing what is a majority opinion.
    Laus Deo

  • BrendanJanssen

    Well, Merle, you had me up to “At one time we all knew, whether Democrat or Republican, homosexuality was immoral.”

    I’m just going to leave this at this: At one time, we (society) all knew that stoning woman to death for adultery was the moral thing to do.

  • Richard Olson

    Yes Merle, watch out for those free thinkers, they’ll get you every time. But at least you have Ginny on your side. No free thinking there.

    • camobabe

      Curly, I will meet you in any public place with my ID in hand to show you who I am. Larry/Walt is also invited.
      Whichever Ginny you are referencing here is a different person. Typical of your arrogance that you obviously believe that there could not be more than one woman to stand up to a leftie like you, and that that one woman would have to use your tactic of posting with multiple identities to create the illusion of there being more than one person with your opinions.

      • Richard Olson

        See if this is simple enough for you Ginny. You call me Curly, I call you Ginny.

  • Walt Henry

    The answer to your question Merle is people have a tendency to be scared of things that are new to them and things they don’t understand. Just a couple of examples–it was once thought the sun revolved around the earth; conservatives supported that, the earth was flat; conservatives supported that, people have the right to govern themselves; conservatives sought the return to a monarchy. Conservatives wrongly believe the Constitutional rights to life, liberty, pursuit of happiness and the right to bear arms and own property belong to those not yet conceived when, in fact, women, even white women, didn’t have those rights until the early 1900′s. Sometimes conservatives, like ignorant “moon children” of the liberals believe things they want to believe or need to believe even if those things have no basis in fact, math or history. (and in the case of some parts of your letter–theology)

    • J. Anderson

      Larry, maybe conservatives supported those things although I highly doubt that conservatives wanted to return to a monarchy because that’s a liberal left wing loon way of life. Liberal socialist, fascist and communist ways of thinking are who championed the ideas in the first place. It actually amazesme that you believe the crap you spew. The fact that you hide behind false names just means you are to much of a coward to debate intelligently.

      • Richard Olson

        Well Jeff Anderson, see if this rings a bell in your memory. Conservatives have always been the ones to favor a Monarchy. Just as in our own revolution the Tories (conservatives) were called “Royalists” because they favored keeping our ties as they were with England and the King. The same is true of every revolution for the past 300 years. By the way, the conservatives in Great Britain are still to this day call Tories.

        Now perhaps being the scholar that you are, you’ve unearthed some new evidence which will change all the history books. Instead of blathering a string of tea bagging, dog whistle, code words you could impart that new evidence. I have a friend who works at the Smithsonian, as soon as you offer your new evidence, I’ll alert him to this new discovery so as to make sure you receive credit in future books dealing with political world history.

        Other than that, you’re off to a typical conservative start. You accuse others of being stupid while actually being stupid, you can’t spell, your syntax is simply appalling and you accuse others of using false names while claiming a desire to debate intelligently.

        • camobabe

          How fortunate we are to have such a paragon of rectitude, a speller and conjugator par excellence, virtuous and honest reporter of facts, and practitioner of civil discourse as you here with us, Curly Acker Richard Larry Chipmunk.

          So inspirational and thrilling!

          • Richard Olson

            Is there a point in there about anything we were discussing? Or just more Ginny bouncing from wall to wall.

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