A House Divided… Cannot Stand

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Lincoln at Gettysburg

“A house divided against itself cannot stand”.

Not since Abraham Lincoln quoted Christ in his “House Divided” speech in 1858 has this country been more divided.

This has also been the era of talking points and rapid fire rhetoric. The victimization of the country through race bating, class warfare, even a so called “war on women” has everyone thinking that someone else is out to get them. ISIS does not have to fire a shot to bring down this nation, we are intent on doing that ourselves.

The world is becoming a dangerous place.

The build-up of ISIS has America in the unlikely conundrum of being allied with Assad and Putin. The recent attacks in Paris and elsewhere have gotten everyone riled up and spinning their rhetoric. Syrian refugees are either “3 year old orphans” (according to President Obama) or they’re all potential terrorists according to other “experts”.

The millennials are more concerned with keeping up with the Kardashians than keeping up with current events unless the right celebrity takes a stand on some injustice that they can rise up against.

I don’t know who can heal and inspire the Divided States of America and make it great again, but I’m pretty sure the answer is more complex than something that can fit on a bumper sticker.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author and are not not necessarily either shared or endorsed by iPatriot.com.

Michael Swain

Arizona Native. Conservative/Libertarian. Registered Republican. Promoter of common sense solutions. Background in business and juvenile behavioral health.

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