As a nation, we are going backward because politicians put the party before the country. George Washington said the death of democracy would be the political parties, he predicted that these parties would push their agendas even if they were anti-democratic in their policies. People in America say that would never happen in America but look at former nations that once were Democratic and have turned into dictatorships like Venezuela, Cuba, Syria, and Turkey, don't think it couldn't happen here. Both parties have extremes but the Republican party has control of the Judicial branch of government. The Republicans have control of most State Houses in the USA. They are in a position to create voting restriction laws like the 1960s. The Republican party is being ruled by an extreme wing that does not share the mainstream view of moderate policies. The Tea party group is one example of these groups that have had full control of their Republican legislators. Who are afraid to compromise and pass sensible legislation because of the threat of being voted out or primaried. Republicans are great in messaging because they have a media empire in conservative talk radio brainwashing Americans with extreme propaganda and anti-government rhetoric at the same time making a cool mint with lots of money being made on books, ads, and even travel tours. This demonstrates that these Americans are being taken for a ride because this is a fake news media complex designed to make money and at the same time disenfranchise their own viewers with policies that hurt them long term. Americans should realize that these conservative commentators are selling controversy and are not politicians. By revving up these constituents, politicians are forced to do the bidding of the loudest guy in the room.
The Democrats are revved up over Trump but will translate into votes not sure. They do protest a lot but where it counts in the voting booth many are lacking, that is how we got Trump into office, last 2016 election 58 million voters did not vote.
We are divided into political categories, red states, blue states, and purple states. The people have forgotten that we are the United States of America. Politics shouldn't divide us; we need to listen to each other again. We need common sense in government again and political courage to stand up to the extremes on both parties. Americans have forgotten what America stands for it is a beacon of hope for many who want to have opportunities that this great nation offers. It is a country of many cultures, not just one coming together to make America great. We need to remember we are a country of