Finding Unity on the Fourth of July

By Trent England

It has become popular to say, though it isn’t true, that our nation is more divided than ever before. Americans who lived through the 1850s, 1830s, and even the 1790s would all disagree (and I’ve purposely left out the time of our actual Civil War). In fact, talk of breaking up the union began before the Constitution was even ratified.

On the other hand, nasty politics is nothing to be proud of and, taken to the extreme, is one of the ways great nations destroy themselves. If we want our nation to continue, and to continue to be great, we all have work to do.


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