We’re All On The Same Team

Too often we frame political discourse in America as some boxing fight, where one side always has to win. You’re either right or wrong, ultra-conservative or a liberal who thinks the government is the answer to everything. It’s beyond time we end this nonsense of name calling and insulting others we don’t agree with and try to understand why they believe what they believe. Too often we frame political discourse in America as some boxing fight, where one side always has to win. You’re either right or wrong, ultra-conservative or a liberal who thinks the government is the answer to everything. It’s beyond time we end this nonsense of name calling and insulting others we don’t agree with and try to understand why they believe what they believe. Not every Donald Trump voter is a “deplorable,” and not every Hilary Clinton voter is an ultra-liberal who believes the government is the answer to everything. Believe it or not, people had valid reasons to vote for either candidate and calling them names and belittling them for their vote accomplishes nothing.
In the end, we all should recognize we’re on the same team, and we all want to see America succeed. It’s just that we have different approaches to achieving success. We have reached the point in politics where to compromise is to be labeled a traitor, and to negotiate is to sell out. This, of course, could not be further from the truth, but it helps perpetuate the idea that politics is about winning when in actuality, it’s about helping people. We must always remember that before we are Republicans or Democrats, we are American’s. Our ultimate allegiance should not lie in a political party, but in The United States of America.
In the end, we all should recognize we’re on the same team, and we all want to see America succeed. It’s just that we have different approaches to achieving success. We have reached the point in politics where to compromise is to be labeled a traitor, and to negotiate is to sell out. This, of course, could not be further from the truth, but it helps perpetuate the idea that politics is about winning when in actuality, it’s about helping people. We must always remember that before we are Republicans or Democrats, we are American’s. Our ultimate allegiance should not lie in a political party, but in The United States of America.

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