Discord & Dissension — Part III — Where Do We Go From Here?

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My Good Friend Jill continues our project with her “Where do we go from here?” post. We’ve identified the history of the rancor between our two parties. Now it’s Jill’s turn with her wonderful take on what it’s going to take on moving forward in our country. Trump needs to be voted out, overwhelmingly in November. To that, there is no doubt. But he’s not the problem, believe it or not. It goes much deeper. He is, in fact, the symptom of an overall division and corruption of our politics that if left to it’s own, will morph into a situation where there may be a point of no return.
I will let Jill, as only she can, tell us what we need to do. Thank you Jill!

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Where do we go from here?

Last week Jeff did a marvelous job explaining much of what has led us to where we are today, a place I call The Great Divide.  This nation is divided more than at any other time since the end of the Civil War in 1865.  The divide is complex … not just white vs non-white, but Christian vs women, LGBTQ, & non-Christian, even once again male vs female.  And perhaps most notably, conservative vs liberal.  Those who are for smaller governments with fewer powers, for unlimited wealth, for uber-capitalism, versus those whose values are all about people, about using tax monies to help those in need, to reduce the ever-widening income disparity, to educate the nation’s youth, to provide such things as health care, housing and food for those who cannot provide for themselves.

Trump was able to rise to power largely because of…

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