Theory: America’s Great Cultural and Political Divide

In a recent post, I contend that:

America is more divided culturally and politically than at any time since the 1850’s.  Real and authentic dialogue does not occur and violence and the threat of violence increase daily.  We are on a precarious path with potentially dangerous outcomes. (read more)

I conclude that we must find a way to acknowledge concurrent majorities as proposed by Calhoun or we must embrace devolution and/or secession in some form.  Our government is becoming too large to scale and retain democratic representation.

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