This morning as I looked over today’s latest news, I came across this disturbing news items in The Guardian:
In 23 US states, Republicans hold the governorship and the legislature, giving the party near total control to advance its policies.
Do you realize that is nearly HALF of the total number of states that are considered part of this country?
And without doing a Google search, I would imagine there are other states that are borderline “Republican.”
It truly makes we wonder if there is a way to set these states apart from the rest of “us.” Perhaps they could band together and elect their own “Leader.” (The Democratic states could do the same.) That way, the “red” states could enforce their “conservative” values among the people that support them instead of forcing them on the entire population via the Supreme Court.
In my scenario, the office of POTUS would remain, but would primarily be focused on infrastructure, be the “contact person” for international affairs, and of course have the final word on any kind of military action. (There are most likely scores of other areas, but this is from the top of my head.)
I know … it’s a crazy idea and I also know I haven’t considered the total ramifications of such an action. But I do wish we could come up with some sort of solution because as many of us know, this country is slowly but surely being torn apart at the seams.
I would love to know your thoughts and ideas. Is there ANY kind of feasible solution? Or are we simply destined to live in a country that is slowly being fragmented by two separate ideologies?
P.S. Don’t be too harsh on me with your comments/opinions. 😔