This Blogger has been listening closely to both Conservatives, (excluding RINOS) and Socialists running for President. It is very clear that there really are two America's. Conservatives are from Mars and Socialists are from Venus, speaking two very different languages to completely different constituencies, which represents the real divide in our country. Socialists are talking to the rich, which often includes Big Business that benefit from government largess and the Takers in Society that are highly dependent on government programs contributing little, or nothing in taxes to pay for them. Conservatives are talking to the hard working Makers in society that pay most of the taxes in our country, who are disgusted by the decline of our nation at the hands of corrupt politicians of both political parties. Conservatives are mad as hell and could care less if there is a government shut down to accomplish things that are important to the base of the Republican Party.
Socialists continue to advocate higher and higher taxes, more and more borrowing to fund government programs and bigger and bigger government to make people currently dependent on government, even more dependent, as their ticket to power allowing Socialists to continue feeding at the trough. Conservatives, representing the Makers in society, primarily hard working taxpayers, many of whom are small businesses are saying Hell No to Socialist ideology because where ever Socialism has been practiced, it always leads to poverty, misery and history teaches us even murder when the people eventually rise up against a repressive government.
This is also an argument about Freedom. Freedom and Free Market Capitalism go together. Socialism is a Freedom killer, since in exchange for government largess, the people must give up their freedoms and do what government tells them to do. After all, whose bread you eat, whose song you sing.
Clearly, these are irreconcilable differences, which is why nothing gets done in Washington DC, since Conservatives and Socialists have nothing to say to each other. Compromise is impossible because it always leads to more Socialist Creep, which has been happening as a result of RINO complicity for the last 100 years. Conservatives today are saying ENOUGH because Socialism is both destroying and bankrupting our country. The last time we had a divide this deep, it resulted in the Civil War.
If we are not able to take back our country to end the fiscal insanity that has resulted in an $18 Trillion National Debt, with no end in sight and another $150 Trillion of local, state and federal government unfunded liabilities, we will see the economic collapse of the United States. If that happens, all bets are off. We will see Civil Strife on our streets and the potential dissolution of the United States. Don't think it can't happen because it has happened in many other countries and empires throughout history. That day is coming unless we are able to roll back 100 years of Socialist Creep and soon to stop the fiscal insanity.