Are We Really ‘On The Edge Of Civil War’
Has our political discourse and division gone so far that we are “on the edge of civil war”?
Well approximately 7 out of 10 of us apparently believe so according to a new Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service Battleground Poll civility survey. If this is what American’s really feel, then I am very concerned for our future.
Mo Elleithee, the executive director of Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service said that this number:
paints a scenario, a picture of a highly negative campaign that will continue to exacerbate the incivility in our public discourse…It will be a sort of race to the bottom, or has the potential to be a race to the bottom
He went on to say:
It seems to me what they’re saying is, ‘I believe in common ground, it’s just that common ground is where I’m standing. As soon you move over to where I am, we’ll be on common ground.
I spoke about this survey on my radio show this morning and had several people call in to say they believe we are already in a civil war, as one listener stated we are in what he called a “cold” civil war.
Has the political discourse that emanates from the swamp in Washington D.C. really permeated the rest of the country?
Friends and family are defriending each other on social media sites over politics.
We are seeing an increase in people who want to repeal the Constitution’s 2nd amendment and curtail our 1st amendment’s protection of free speech.
We are seeing a definite increase in aggression and violence from the left’s antifa group to a Bernie Sanders campaign worker/supporter shooting up a baseball field of Republican congressmen. I have reported on young and older people being beat up by mobs because they wear a MAGA hat, I could go on but we will stop it here.
When the right attempts to protect themselves from these attacks they are used as example of the right and their aggression and violence.
We need to talk to each other not at each other and debate the issues and if we cannot come to an agreement then we end up agreeing to disagree.
As Rodney King once said "People, I just want to say, can't we all get along?
Apparently we no longer can.
It is time for the adults in all political parties and ideology’s to take over.