Virtually everyone in the country wants to end the divisiveness. But almost no one realizes that divisiveness is an inevitable consequence of Big Government.
The only way to end the divisiveness is for both sides to disarm. Both sides must stop trying to use Big Government to impose their views on the other.
You want to end the divisiveness over how to educate our children? Then allow charter schools, education savings accounts and voucher programs to flourish so that parents and children can choose their own schools.
You want to reduce divisiveness over abortion? Then recognize a woman’s private right to choose but then don’t expect others to pay for it through their tax dollars.
You want to end the divisiveness over gay marriage? Then get the state out of marriage and let it be a private relationship between the parties. Recognize that where there are plenty of alternative suppliers, no one should be forced to bake a cake for a ceremony they find objectionable.
You want to end some of the divisiveness over economic policies? Then follow the 10thAmendment and push these down to the state and local level whenever possible, which has the additional benefits of promoting competition between local governments and allowing them to be laboratories of experimentation.
There is no reason to believe that a nation of 327 million people is going to agree on everything or even most things. But there is no reason why we have to. We can be united and civil to each other so long as we are willing to “live and let live.” A Big Government forces us to fight bitterly over its control and this fight is what divides us. The solution is disarmament. The solution is a Libertarian government that let’s people live their lives peaceably and freely.