Being conflicted while trying to correct our nation’s problems leads to more aggressive uncivil reactions
Wow, I’ll bet focus groups are having a field day right about now. We have so many issues we should be focusing on, we don’t even know where or how to begin to solve them.
Our nation’s problems have suddenly taken a back seat to the Russian transgressions being played out in Ukraine. An overwhelming majority of the world’s countries are standing behind the Ukrainians’ unified obstinance toward Russia’s advancing troops.
It appears to take a desperate measure to unify the world’s might to stop Russia in its tracks. All of a sudden, rhetoric is replaced with stiff resistance, bolstered by a camaraderie unseen since World War II — anything to stop the Russian forces and their ruthless leader from expanding their unprovoked occupancy of their neighbor and possibly their neighbor’s neighbors.
In the midst of all this, President Biden will give his State of the Union address tomorrow, buffeted by supporters and detractors alike, in an effort to show our nation how much progress (or lack thereof) has been made on our country’s important issues.
Whether or not this will be a civil exchange between the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch remains to be seen. Within the past two administrations, we have seen one President’s speech ripped apart by the Speaker of the House, while the prior President’s speech was interrupted by a legislator calling him a liar.
Our political discourse will be on display for the entire world to see. Can we reach some unanimity on the proper decorum to be maintained as the speech unfolds, or will we be presented with more tomfoolery?
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