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Separated nation must move past politics as usual

By Peter Scobas ’12

In the near future, I can imagine tuning in for the evening news and hearing, “It has been 297 days since Obama’s socialist regime tore the presidency from the deserving hands of “The Maverick.” With replacing our former ‘All Hat No Cattle’ president, the current “Redistributor-in-Chief,” has taken the White House by storm.”

Um –welcome to America?

The land where “united we stand, divided we fall?”

Not really sounding like it, huh?

This imaginary, but certainly not farfetched news story suggests a separated nation, a country at odds with one another and quite possibly themselves.

Sure, some of those opinions are pretty severe and maybe over the top. Obviously, the positions on political figures in America cover an immense spectrum of views, with some more ruthless than others.

But that’s not the point. The claim is that the United States is on a road where puerile bickering across party lines is becoming the norm.

“Never bring up religion or politics in a conversation,” they say. But how come?

For the majority of us, are we not able to bite our tongue and accept views other than our own?

And for the media, calling our leaders liars and thieves or even socialists can get old after awhile.

At times, it seems we are trying to “shock” our fellow countrymen with our brutal accusations and ill placed remarks.

Certainly, laughing at Bush’s quote of “Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream,” is a recreation I’m sure many have enjoyed.

However, it crosses the line when people declare him the “Commander in Thief,” burdening him with our problems and lack of foresight.

Likewise, attacks on President Obama as “Obama bin Laden” is lacking good judgment.

I realize people have opinions, but their blatant expression of their feelings is often times disheartening.

Don’t forget the words of “united we stand, divided we fall;” it can come in handy when we least expect it.

So forget liberals and conservatives and all those in between; this is America, where “we must all hear the universal call to like your neighbor just like you like to be liked yourself” (George W. Bush).

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