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Has United Been Removed From The United States?

I was watching the show "Sixty Minutes" where there was a segment on the problems in Italy with government and corruptions. This made me think of what is going on here in our own country, the United States.

It seems that the "United" has been removed from what is going on here in our country. There is fraud and corruption at every level. Not only that, but the governing bodies seem to be fighting among themself. The Republicans and Democrats are so busy blaming each other for all the problems that nothing is getting done. State and local governments aren't much better. There just doesn't seem to be anyone interested in working together.

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SLGarcia wrote on October 19, 2014, 8:10 PM

You're certainly right. It is all very frustrating.

Randajad_The_Traveller wrote on October 19, 2014, 8:11 PM

well it is still United, I mean no state have successfully secede.

Feisty56 wrote on October 19, 2014, 9:16 PM

My understanding is that one of the biggest issues impacting the debacle of caring for Thomas Eric Duncan was lack of communication from the federal level (CDC) on down. I don't understand how in an age of our current technology these governmental units aren't talking to one another.

TheTalker wrote on October 20, 2014, 12:38 AM

It seems that everyone want to be right or have their own way. No one is listening or trying to help the ones who don't agree with them.

bestwriter wrote on October 20, 2014, 12:43 AM

Whether United States or India where there are human beings this scenario is bound to be present. India is going 'saffron' a dangerous trend as they are highly communal. Secularism will soon take a back seat.

LoudMan wrote on October 20, 2014, 10:19 AM

Well of course we're going to have discord. The idea of a big, smooth, efficient government is precisely what the founding fathers intended to prevent. Big, smooth, efficient government is the enemy to a free people. :)

BarbRad wrote on October 20, 2014, 10:48 PM

It's so easy to make a typo when writing. When I write "United States'" I often reverse the letters by accident, leaving me with "Untied States." Sometimes I think it's the truer version. Somewhere in the book of Proverbs is a verse that says two cannot walk together unless they be in agreement as to where they are going. Today we have a big division among those who want to move in opposite directions. Those with one agenda want to take the country in an entirely different direction than the one the founders intended. Those who are very happy about our Constitutional rights and form of government are resisting being pushed in a direction that leads to losing our autonomy as a nation and losing our Constitutional rights in favor of being "global" citizens run by a United Nations that has no problem trampling on individual rights. This is basically the source of the division between conservatives and progressives. The conservatives think it's better to resist the movement away from individual rights and defend the Constitution and our federal form of government. The people in the middle who would like to ignore politics and have everyone just get along and get something done probably just don't understand the situation.

When I was growing up, Democrats and Republicans agreed on the basics, such as the Constitution and the Bill of Rights being good and that America was a force of good in the world and should stay strong. They agreed on the destination, but sometimes disagreed on the way to get to it. It was like choosing whether to take the coast or the mountains to get from Santa Maria, California to Santa Barbara. in both cases the goal is getting to Santa Barbara, and the route was negotiable. There was party rivalry, but working together was possible. Today you have the leaders of one party wanting to take millions of people somewhere they do not want to go. They will do all they can to stop progress in that direction, just as you would do if you thought someone was hoping to load you onto a cattle car to an extermination site while telling you that if you boarded the train it would take you on a free vacation in the mountains. People who know they are being lied to will not cooperate in their own destruction or that of the country they love. They will be obstructionists because when the destination is wrong, you don't want progress in that direction.

BarbRad wrote on October 20, 2014, 10:48 PM

Amazing! We agree on something.