from CNS News
“The United States is headed for a national breakup. Think of a nasty divorce…our country is in a vicious toxic relationship with itself. And like any toxic relationship, the only inevitable eventuality, the arc of the falling star, if you will, is that it will mercifully end with a breakup. Counseling won’t help.”
“It saddens me to have come to this conclusion, but I don’t see any sort of viable path forward at the rate we’re going. Congress is hopelessly deadlocked with both sides convinced they are doing the Lord’s work and that anything less than total, utter legislative victory is a sorry defeat. Likewise, the grassroots on both sides of our country’s ideological divide seem incapable of seeing eye-to-eye.
Our new president isn’t helping matters. After four tumultuous years of Donald Trump, Joe Biden promised to be a breath of fresh air, telling us that he would promote “unity” or at the very least dial down the proverbial heat. We’re nearly two months into his administration, and so far he’s shown little inclination to do either, preferring instead to pander to the progressive base and sign whatever Congressional Democrats shove across his desk.
And he is blaming Trump for every ill afflicting America. Please. It is so immature.
The larger federal government seems to have also lost any sense of the people it’s supposed to govern. The party leaders (Pelosi, Schumer, McCarthy, et al.) have little concept whatsoever what life is like outside of D.C. or the big coastal cities. Farmers in Iowa or factory workers in Pennsylvania can no longer count on Washington to take their issues seriously, if the issues even get brought up at all. And people are voting with their feet.
California and New York are becoming more liberal and Florida and Tennessee are becoming more conservative.
In short, the whole thing—Washington—has become one big, bureaucratic, crooked mess. The government is too big, bloated, corrupt, and inefficient, and the people running it have lost all sense of purpose. Perhaps then a breakup into a regional confederation, whose leaders would better understand their localized needs and issues, wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world…”
“From Rome to Republican England to even the end of the Cold War, governments always go through reorganizations at one point or another. Some transitions are sadly brought about through violence, but just as many occur without bloodshed. And people are voting with their feet, favoring red states over blue states, the competent governor of Florida over the idiot running New York…”
Craig Shirley is the author of four bestselling books Ronald Reagan’s campaigns, including “Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980,” out March 21, 2017. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller, “December 1941,” and is the president of Shirley & McVicker Public Affairs.