We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, to ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. ~ The Preamble, US Constitution
Do these words ring hollow? Are the ideals by our founders fleeting from the very people these lofty words are supposed to inspire and represent? I hope not.
The fact is this country is so divided, it seems like we are living in two America’s. Polarization is prevalent as such only the extreme voices get heard: rich and poor, vaccinated and anti-vax, Black/Brown and White, Democrat and Republican, us and them, etc. are words commonly featured in the headlines.
Is it even possible to reaching common ground anymore? Or is that a phrase of the bygone days? Republicans say it will not help the Democrats in raising the debt ceiling. Even the pandemic vaccination, a life and death issue, the country is stuck at over half (only 57% of the population is fully vaccinated). What is going on?
Are we too powerful, rich, or complacent that we need something or someone to kick our bottoms in order to see the light in our founders’ words? What worse, the media as well as politicians, are shamelessly peddling this polarization for their self interests. The outcome is a further divided country.
We the People should reject these schemes and focus on reaching for common grounds before we get knock down on our bottoms for good. Trust me, plenty of others out there would love to see us fail.
Can you spot the peddling that has been on-going?