The Eagle

People often forget that an eagle has two wings: a left wing and a right wing. Even if the eagle’s right wing disproves of the left wing’s behavior or vice versa, they must each cooperate for the eagle to remain in flight.

America has forgotten who it really is. We as a nation embrace ardent patriotism through various depictions of bald eagles draped in American flags. However, we have forgotten what these symbols of patriotism truly mean.

Before George Washington stepped down as the first president of the United States, he feared America would split into two (or more) factions that would ultimately lead to the demise of the nation. With Alexander Hamilton vehemently opposed to Thomas Jefferson and vice versa, America split itself into the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans; today’s Democrats and Republicans. Such party formation has divided our nation into something of a second civil-war. Even though this Civil War II has been virtually nonviolent thus far, it will eventually culminate into the destruction of the USA.

Nikita Kruschev (probably misspelled), as misguided as he was, stated that “America will never be destroyed by a foreign power…because it will destroy itself from within.” I fear that we are not going to prove him wrong because we as a nation are so stubbornly partial to our particular parties that we have created division within the nation. Washington warned against party formation because he knew that America could not survive such a feud. Or as Lincoln so poignantly stated, “A house divided cannot stand.”

I write this not as a partisan but as a patriot. I love my country but I hate what it has become and what it is manifesting itself into.

Liberals attack Conservatives, claiming that they are trying to oppress the nation while Conservatives attack Liberals, claiming that they are trying to oppress the nation. This banter is droning. Who is right? The answer: neither. Only through moderate approaches to fiscal, social, and foreign policies can the nation ever truly prosper. Washington knew this, which is why he had no party affiliation. How do I know he knew this? because he balanced his presidency between the two; conscious of the fact that he was setting a precedent of equilibrium for the executive office.

My proposal? America should abandon its political parties and we as the people should abide by that simple altruism: Treat others the way you would want to be treated. Stop with the hate, let candidates run based on their own credentials and qualifications, and let the American people decide who is best fit to be president, because having a president tied to a party gives us nothing more than a spineless, partisan puppet. This is why Washington, in my opinion, is the best president we’ve ever had.

The bald eagle that is the United States of America is in a plummeting nosedive, without both wings working together, it will soon die a fatal death.

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1 Response to The Eagle

  1. della says:

    When are you running for President?

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