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Ununited Politics: An Opinion, A Letter and A Cry for Help

Abby Slutsky is an American who is concerned about our country. The content here is purely an opinion.

America

A picture of the United States before our political problems.

A picture of the United States before our political problems.

Background About This Letter

This letter was a product of a conversation I had with a Democratic friend. I am fortunate it that we are lucky enough to have differing views and can spend time sharing our thoughts in a respectful and open manner. Thank you David Schulman for suggesting the idea behind this penned letter. It is amazing that the two of us can usually find agreement in a world of differing views and chaos.

A Letter and Cry for Help

Dear Members of the Supreme Court,

I am but a single American in the now 'Ununited' States. The election is all but over, and we are still in the midst of the worst political war in America. Brothers fight against brothers, marriages are dissolving over politics, mothers and children have political rifts, and friends have relationships they cannot salvage all due to politics.

The election was close. All that remains is to determine whether Republicans win the Senate, which results in a stalemate, or whether there will be court-packing and bills fundamentally changing the rule of law in this country that will be shoved through despite disagreement from nearly half of all Americans. (This is based on the overwhelming initial Georgia Republican vote, the many states that voted for the Republican Senate, and the extremely tight race.)

Whether Biden wants to truly unify the country, it is unlikely he can succeed because he has secured the electoral votes without securing sufficient confidence in his party’s desires from many Americans (as opposed to people just voting against the incumbent). The election has changed few individual viewpoints regardless of the technical outcome. Just look at social media. The sickening hate still spews from Americans from both political parties.

You are likely to dismiss Donald Trump’s claims of voter fraud (although I will not give my opinion on the likelihood of some existing), and move on your way to an inauguration that will probably continue this civil war. (Trump’s inauguration before he started was poorly attended; it remains to be seen how Biden’s will fare.)

I do not think the country can survive another four years of a political civil war. I think we are hanging by a thin thread that is spiraling out of control and may led to rioting. However, if you can find a way under the Constitution, there is a solution that can unify the country and save the United States. I know it is not your job, but to build on something Hippocrates once said, and repeated by many since, ‘desperate times call for desperate measures.’

I hope our flag always remains a special symbol to our citizens,

I hope our flag always remains a special symbol to our citizens,

You are America’s last hope. You can be the Supreme Court that saves the country. Whether Biden stands alone or with Trump our government will never be the same, but there is one way we can be stronger and united.

What is best for the country is a co-presidency that forces our two parties to work side-by-side. A co-presidency that truly makes ‘Hate has no home here’ a reality. A co-presidency would eliminate the divide, that as commentators have stated, is created from a perception that one party only cares about fixing cultural issues and the other party only cares about improving our financial well-being. In this way, we can move away from the hate and rampant partisanship that is daily posted by the public on Facebook, Twitter and other social and mainstream media (even the dating sites have horrible comments). Hopefully, we can end the hate that is infiltrating our day-to-day relationships and lives.

In the end, we all want the same things -- a country of equal opportunity and good lives for everyone. Unfortunately, our all-or-nothing politics have driven us so far apart that only a radical change can keep our country from tearing itself apart from within. A co-presidency would push our differences together and create a government of compromise that will benefit the people and get things done.

Americans deserve equal opportunity, peace, safety, and prosperity, but it has to start with our leaders. Our future lies in your hands.

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2020 Abby Slutsky

Comments

Abby Slutsky (author) from America on November 10, 2020:

Thanks for reading. Unfortunately, I expect more of the same the next four years. I am just hoping it doesn't get worse.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on November 10, 2020:

Abby,

That's an interesting concept, but I doubt if it would ever work. Since no one seems to really work together to solve anything.

I hope our country remains strong and our flag still stands for hope.

I am dismayed by a younger generation who seem to take everything we have in America for granted.

No matter what political view one has...we should first and foremost be Americans.

Abby Slutsky (author) from America on November 10, 2020:

Thanks for your input and for reading.

Abby Slutsky (author) from America on November 10, 2020:

Sadly, I agree. In a perfect world we could correct it, but I know we really can't. I really am sad about it. Thanks for reading. It was fun to write and share though. I am not optimistic about the next several years.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 10, 2020:

You presented an interesting concept, which I know can't hppen yet it sounds like a fair solution in a divided country. I have heard too much about fake votes, and it makes me sad. I don't care who wins as much as I care about having a fair election. I wish the Supreme Court could unite us in some fashion, Abby. It really is an interesting idea.

greg cain from Moscow, Idaho, USA on November 10, 2020:

Abby - your observations are accurate regarding the divide that will remain no matter who is president. Hate, discontent and vitriol have become the coin of the realm these past five years or so, particularly through the use of social media where folks can hide behind a keyboard and let loose their baser instincts. I wish there was an elegant, legal solution such as the one you propose here but, alas, I don't know of one.

Abby Slutsky (author) from America on November 10, 2020:

Thanks for reading. I appreciate your time.

Mustansar from Pakistan on November 10, 2020:

Yea accurate good

Abby Slutsky (author) from America on November 10, 2020:

Thank you. It is not really possible, but it would be the ideal solution. I appreciate your time.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on November 09, 2020:

Well expressed. Nice.

Abby Slutsky (author) from America on November 09, 2020:

Thanks for reading.

Abby Slutsky (author) from America on November 09, 2020:

I know that, but we aren't going to hold up the constitution anyway with the court packing. I am a lawyer; I am well aware, but in the best of all worlds, in my opinion, it is the only thing that can end what is going on in our country right now. Thanks for reading though.

Robert Sacchi on November 09, 2020:

The court can't do that without violating the constitution they are supposed to uphold. That would put the SCOTUS in a position were they are shamelessly lawless. Taking your initial premise as fact it's best to embrace the reality and find a more promising county to live if practical. The later part isn't practical for me.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 09, 2020:

How I wish a co-presidency was possible, not a country divided by party loyalties and continuing civil unrest. I think the major parties of all countries should be bi-partisan and work for the good of the people rather than devote all their energy and resources constantly bickering against each other. that is just to the detriment of their country. Nice letter.