American citizens (a significant portion of them being college students) are becoming increasingly hypocritical when it comes to political standings.
Since Barack Obama’s second election to office, the thrift between red and blue peaked once again. Conflict between Republicans and Democrats is not a new concept, but anger rose again by the 2012 election and skyrocketed in the 2016 election.
People want to point fingers at only one of the two parties, but I want to bring up and interesting proposition: both are wrong.
Conservative values are having a massive grassroots comeback and are often supported alongside Judeo-Christian beliefs. However, an issue arises when certain candidate’s beliefs become the “new gospel”.
Many conservative Christian hear sermons that preach acceptance yet slander members of the LGBT community and call for walls before considering the predicaments of asylum seekers, hiding under the excuse of national security.
My wake-up call to the reds: your religious/moral beliefs should convict you more than a candidate’s speech.
Likewise, where many conservatives lack moral understandings, many liberals lack practical understanding of the function of this country.
A generation of Democrats have been bred to preach against capitalism and privatized structures of power as they walk around campus holding Starbucks in their hands and carrying the latest Mac in their Patagonia backpacks.
They vote in support of acts like universal health care (estimated to cost $32 trillion) yet fail to recognize our current state ($22 trillion).
My wake-up call to the blues: your “progressive” beliefs tend to be more regressive when compared to previous power structures, i.e. the communist and socialist parties in countries around the globe.
I do not say there is no hope for reconciliation between the two parties, but rather I believe there needs to be open minds and a possible expansion out of the bipartisan system that plagues American politics.
As more controversial, personality-based candidates are allowed into the further rounds of debates, the aggression between the parties grows along with the ignorance supporters of the parties possess.