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Why The US Is So Politically Polarized


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I think this is another one of those subjects that really needs to be discussed. And one I'm surprised I haven't tackled sooner.

Now, there's a few surface reasons you can give for all this crazed fighting, but at the end of the day, for both sides, I think it boils down to one core thing. People being damaged financially or freedoms wise by government actions. Or sometimes, government actions don't necessarily have to affect them but someone or a group that they care about. People ask why we can get so angry at people's voting decisions, and I think this is why. Because when you hear someone voted for someone you don't agree with, you think in the back of your mind that they are enabling the same or even more damage that you've personally experienced.

And maybe that's the first and perhaps most important step to having a productive political dialogue. We all need to get over our hurt and our problems. Easier said than done, I know, but if we don't do this, then we're just going to open the floodgates to even bigger problems.