Sandbox Politics

The impeachment of President Trump is proof positive of the fatal flaw of the two-party system. What we witnessed was the culmination of a political system that is based on pitting one side against the other to see which side wins and which side loses. In this case Both the Democrats and the Republicans worked very hard to create the illusion of a moral battle, but in the end, it truly became a contest of which side had the most power. The Democrats started the process when they could not accept the results of the 2016 election. This was a hate driven process in response to a selfish hate driven president. Watching the impeachment unfold left me with the vision of two toddlers sitting in the sandbox throwing sand at each other because they just can’t share the ball. WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS.

The nature of an adversarial system is debate not discussion, exclusion not inclusion, working against not for and division verses coming together. WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS. Most of us are naturally searching for ways to bring us together instead of splitting us apart. We instinctively know we exert much more positive solutions when we set aside our differences long enough to find the things we all share and build upon those. Neither party is willing to set aside the blindness of rage long enough to know where the common ground exists. WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS.

Take a look. Most any issue being debated at the federal level you will see carefully crafted arguments that polarize the issue instead of resolving the issue. Proving the nature of settling issues through debate instead of discussion. Endless debating of the same issues over and over without resolution should tell us the process is broken. When we actively polarize the issues, we guaranty a Hatfield and McCoy response. WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS.

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