Longing For A New America-or the Old One

One convention down, one more to go. There is agreement between the two political parties that the nation is in a mess. We’ve just heard how one party sees things and what it proposes to do. A  few days from now, we’ll get the other side’s views and proposals. We can expect a radically different take from them because it is the nation’s misfortune today to be more politically and socially polarized than anyone alive can recall. There is no civil discourse between the parties. No possibility for working things out through compromise.

It seems to me that, until we can listen to one another, find common goals to work on, and engage in the give and take that is essential for change, we will continue to be stuck in this godawful quagmire. Doesn’t have to be this way. I will bet that everyone who reads this piece is convinced that they are right and anyone who disagrees with them is dead wrong.

We all have to give up our self-righteousness.

America is not the greatest country in the world anymore. It could be.

We just have to quit yelling and pointing fingers at everybody that disagrees with us.

Rod

 

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