Most Americans hear it every day. People go around saying that their party is "superior" and anyone who believes otherwise is a fruit/bigot/snowflake/redneck. People blame other parties for every little problem they face in life. High food prices? No jobs in the area? Stubbed your toe? Blame Bob down the street. He voted for someone else.
If you can't see the division, then I'm afraid there is no way to show you.
"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." -John Adams
"The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty" - George Washington
When I woke up this morning I was slapped in the face with the sudden urge to defecate. As I rushed to the bathroom I slipped on an ice cube which sent me flying down the stairs. As I landed on my buttocks, my poop was squeezed from my body like a toothpaste tube. I lay there crying, pants filled with feces in shame.
Political parties help becasue the serve a very important part in the governement, they bring people together to achieve control of the governement becasue if the government has too much control then they could do anything they want which is why we have a president so we have control over the governement
Too many people only support ideas proposed by their own party and discriminate against each other and categorize all democrats/ republicans negatively. George Washington said it would be a bad idea, and he was 100% right. Currently our Republican Senate will not pass anything proposed by our Democratic President, which is wrong. Especially because they had such a problem with the Affordable Care Act, something they thought was a good thing and that Romney was going to propose as well. Why would the Senate try to veto their own idea?? Just for the sake of not getting along with Democrats.
George. Correct, he did but that was after he left office in his Farewell Address. Parties do divide the nation but before we complain about it we need to find why were parties created? They were created for the partys' views and most parties either have only certain views that keep other people that don't have those views to go towards other parties have their views so to get rid of parties is to make a way for people to hold their views and explain their views rationally and let the other person explain theirs and both of them compromise without them forcing biases or ignoring the other side. And that will never happen.
Yes, political parties do divide the United States. Although political parties do unite people with the same or similar beliefs it divides the entire other half of people who differ. Major issues are debated today such as abortion, war, and gun control. If we could unite over things we have in common as a whole country we could possibly solve these issues and many more. Was it not Gorge Washington who said political parties would be the fault of our nation, and that's why he didn't chose either side?
The parties only provide a means of uniting with others of similar ideologies. The true division is the diametrically opposite ideologies of progressivism and conservatism. With the bonds of our "civil body politick" dissolving, Americans from both sides of the aisle are vilifying their opponents more frequently. When we resort to name calling and divisive comments for the sake of winning a verbal tussle, we commend others to using the same tactics in an ever increasing wave of slander, relegating the public arena to nothing more than a verbal slough and effectively stifling public discourse, a vital lifeblood to a free republic.
Where we need to look to for the source of division in our country is the arrogance the prevents us from honorably debating our cause with our fellow citizens while letting those who are quick witted and even sharper with the tongue become our mouthpieces.