Partisan Politics are Destorying Our Country
Posted on November 20 2017
Thomas Jefferson once said, " The same political parties which now agitate the United States, have existed through all time,” wrote Jefferson. “The terms of Whig and Tory belong to natural, as well as to civil history,” he later added. “They denote the temper and constitution of mind of different individuals.”
Partisan politics have always been a way in which we as Americans have identified ourselves. While there are more than just two parties, Republicans and Democrats dominate the system. In the past, basic facts and known truths could resolve some of these conflicts. But we live in an age of fast and limitless access to all forms of information and we are beginning to see the consequences of this access.
I will sit down and talk politics with anyone. I love public policy. It influences every aspect of our lives. It is important that we can sit down and converse like grown adults about these important issues. It is in these conversations that the foundation of our country was laid out. Groups of individuals having countless hours of debate... even between best friends (Jefferson and Madison). It seems like in this moment in time, it's hard to even identify with a party without someone judging you and your character.
We like to throw titles at people to discredit their views instead of actually finding the evidence to discredit it. Many of us have become lazy and just use keywords to de legitimatize a person's opinion. We paint with broad brushes and say "he's a democrat, he just wants to my money away" or "she's a republican, she just wants to hold up white nationalism."
Don't you see that if we continue down this path, how a serious divide is going to be created permanently? We need to have these hard conversations with our families, our friends and anyone else who has an opinion. I come from a philosophy that you have a right to your opinion but it is your civic duty to not hold an opinion after substantial evidence and fact are brought against it. We as a nation need to talk to each other. We need to listen to the various points of views and be open to discussing ideas that we feel passionate about. \
At the end of the day we are all American citizens and just want to do what is best for ourselves. We work together to accomplish the many great things of this world.
My business is apolitical. We are here to find solutions to problems that communities and governments are having trouble doing. My personal political views do not matter when it comes to helping veterans. No one's political views matter when it comes to helping veterans. Why? Because we are all human beings. Helping a veteran is simply helping a human being that needs help. How is that political?