With almost every news story I'm presented day by day, I become increasingly worried by the state of affairs in the U.S. Abraham Lincoln, the President of the U.S during the Civil War, said something very important "A house divided cannot stand" , which by the way he got from the book of Mark in the Bible, who would think I of all people would quote something from the Bible?
Anyway, there's a lot of significance in that quote, because anyone outside of the U.S can probably see that our country is divided. On one side you have the people who side with Ted Cruz who base their political beliefs on the Bible and that anyone who doesn't share these same beliefs needs to get out of the country and move back to those leftist, liberal, atheist, commies in England.
On the other hand, there are people who when approached seem more "down-to-Earth" and who are looking out for the everyday person, but are as loud and censoring as their right-leaning counterparts. They claim that guns are bad, pot is our saving grace, and that our military is full of scumbag baby killers.
Both sides have very good points, but often times they are drowned out by the misguided rationale that both sides get from a serious misunderstanding of their political opponents.
I, myself, try to find a nice, happy, independent, middle-ground. I don't think there's anything particularly wrong with these people, I'm sure outside of politics Ted Cruz, or Rush Limbaugh are decent and nice people.
But these people, naturally, want to belong to something that is bigger than themselves, which is a very human thing to do. I don't know why the beliefs that these people push on everyone involves taking from the poor and giving to the rich, or forcing God's "favorite" protestant religion onto the country, who are not all followers of said belief.
What I want to know is, why is the U.S in this constant state? Is it because of the LGBT Agenda, the Leftist Agenda, the Feminist Agenda, the Libertarian/Tea Party Agenda, or the Corporations and big businesses using their financial power to sway politics?
Maybe it's a mixture of all of them. Maybe what makes the political and everyday life in the U.S so annoying and near un-bearable is all these groups trying to push their beliefs onto others. Is that natural? At this point, yes.
The problem is that everyone seems to act in an extreme manner, meaning you're on the extreme right or left wing politically, or a radical feminist or LGBT follower. Everyone needs to follow your belief, or they need to get out and stop impeding progress.
I don't think that is the way the world should be. People should want to be a part of something that is bigger than them, it's what has kept us alive for all these millions of years, you do good for the tribe and the tribe protects you. What we have found is that stepping on the toes of other tribes is what causes violence, or in our case, a bunch of politicians acting like children in the Capitol Building.
What I mean to say in this very long post, and I congratulate anyone who has read the entire post, is that we need to start conversing like adults again. What I've learned so far since turning 18, turning 20 this year, is that you can't get everything that you want, and things aren't going to always work out the way you want them to. Just because I don't believe in God doesn't mean I want to outlaw religion, since that is totally unfair and biased.
If there's any answer I can give to the state of affairs in the U.S, politically, or in every day life, I can only say: the Golden Rule is a good rule; there I go with the Bible again. Treat others the way you want to be treated, let others think and believe what they want as long as it does no harm to others, don't do anything to hurt other people, and video games are fun!