Please give me a moment of your time to explain how we can bring relative peace to our Nation. Okay, so we’ve obviously seen the extremes of emotions with numerous issues lately, which is no different than anytime in history. It’s no surprise that we don’t and won’t agree on every last issue. My point is simple: Leave these and every other issue of the sort that’s not directly found in the Constitution up to the States. Here’s why:
In reality, I and everyone else know that outlawing social issues on a State level will not outlaw it everywhere. No matter how Christian or conservative the values of Indiana are, people are free to cross the border into Illinois where they tend to be of the other extreme. That goes with the economy, entitlements, guns, social issues, etc. Forcing them or any other States to be identical through the Federal Government (including the Courts) is wrong, according to our Constitution and the ideals behind our Federalist Republic.
This makes it all pretty simple and eliminates the fight over the moral compass of the Nation as a whole. If you feel like being around those more liberally minded, then you have numerous liberal areas from coast to coast to choose from. If you’re conservative, you have the flyover States and the south. That’s the freedom and morality the Founders intended for us. That’s the reason Utah is predominately Mormon, Nevada is full of gamblers, and Kentucky is mostly related. It’s freedom and freedom is amazing.
It also helps us see which ideas work best. It’s obvious that we’ve seen economic and social failures over the past century, just as we’ve seen successes. Mississippi and West Virginia haven’t exactly lit up the scoreboard historically, Detroit went from the richest city to the poorest in 50 years, California is the figurative and literal turd in the punch bowl, Florida and Texas have seen economic successes, Portland and Austin campaign for weird people to move there, and everywhere in between can claim whether their morality is the correct one or not for those in their relative areas. The best part…..nothing keeps any of us from choosing the areas best for us except our own insecurities and fears of leaving where we’re currently at. Those who say it’s impossible to move live in a constant state of fear and close-mindedness. And even if you don’t want to move, you can campaign and run on your ideals in your hometown, while using facts instead of force to get people to follow you.
Moral of the story: Stop trying to force your morality on everyone, and in turn move to areas where your viewpoints are the majority, or factually explain to people in your current area why they should change. Don’t forcefully turn Texas into California or Oregon into Tennessee through the Federal Government. Freedom. It’s great
PS. When we all stop fighting over State and local issues, maybe then we can see how national politicians use such issues they shouldn’t even be involved in to distract us from the shit job they’re doing running the things they’re supposed to be dealing with.