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In Order to Break a Less Perfect Union | eciov
I would like to pose a simple question for debate that has no roots in the Democratic or Republican Party, as I claim no affiliation. I consider myself an educated voter that simply examines the issues, chooses the right path, and votes accordingly. In the coming months, I will redefine my political affiliation by sharing my ideal vision: a new voice for the political world. As I work towards that, I will ask challenging questions to gauge the receptiveness of the population to various political issues. Here is the first one: Would our nation be more sustainable if we split into two separate countries? I ask this question not because I want to start a war, cause problems or even hope that it comes true. I want to know if such change is possible and what it would look like. Would one nation be Republican, the other Democrat, or would we end up with a completely new political system that we have yet to explore? How would the two (or more) nations divide the current debt? Would one side end up with all of the rich, the other the poor? Would the education systems be different? If it were possible to create two separate nations that provide obvious solutions to the political rift, would you support it? Now that you know my initial questions, I would love to hear yours. This is bound to create conflict and I reserve the right to moderate all comments, edit, or delete them as necessary to maintain a positive direction for the conversation. In the next paragraphs, I will explain where all of these questions originated and why I am not convinced that a shift in our political system could even fix the larger problems our nation faces. I, unfortunately, am consistently the victim of my acquaintances’ ignorant views on both sides of the political spectrum. People I grew up with spew their political bias all over Facebook and Twitter with blatant disregard to how it affects the people who read it. In all honesty, I have muted most of these people because they actually destroy the community I want from my social interactions. If you came here from Facebook or Twitter, it is even possible that I have muted you. I mute anyone I find offensive on Facebook and Twitter, but here are the typical personalities I will not tolerate. Raging atheists, who see no reason for God, mock those who believe and blame Christianity, guns, and the 1% for their troubles. I also turn off anyone who shoves their judgmental faith down my throat, bashes homosexuals, and says that Obama is a Muslim determined to take away their freedom. I started using a phrase a while ago that expresses the pain these people cause my brain: “The stupid burns.” I found it difficult to believe that educated people could associate themselves with either end of that spectrum. I genuinely hoped that this stupidity was correctable with logic and reasoning. After many attempts, I found that …