How do we resolve our differences in an effort to turn chaos into order? Stated differently, how do we avoid a full-fledged civil war?
1. Respect the fact that while we have differences, we are more alike than we are different.
2. Focus on our similarities, not our differences.
3. Be civil to each other.
4. Obey the laws as presently on the books. Work through the established system to change them if you believe change is necessary or desirable.
5. Study the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These are the founding principles that brought divided states together then to become united states thereafter.
6. Acknowledge that we as a country and as its individual citizens are not perfect. After all, we agreed on our founding principles in order to form a “more perfect” union. We will never be perfect. We just do the best we can to try to be more perfect. So we ought to better understand each other.
7. It is called the Golden Rule for a reason. Because it is THE Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
The above suggestions may not solve ALL of our problems. The solution will take time. We did not get to this point as a country overnight. So we will not repair our country overnight. But I believe these suggestions represent a good start in the right direction.
Repairing our country will take time, effort, and sacrifice. The real question is whether our country is worth fixing. I believe it is. Our country represents and offers freedom. If freedom is worth dying for (and I believe it is), then it is worth the hard work and sacrifice necessary to maintain it.
We will have to engage in some give and take without sacrificing our common goals, objectives, and principles as a united country. That is called The Art of the Deal.
Even if you disagree with me, I hope that I have at least given you some things to seriously consider.