Originally Posted by dirk digler
I am hopeful that it will get some what better. There is a lot of big things we can get fixed if the extremists on both sides are shut out.
Here's the mistake you're making: One man at the central level is not going to ever please 311,591,917 people. This is why we not only have divided govt but why we have federalism. But you guys, keep insisting that one man is nearly god-like with such powers. This consolidation of power in DC causes more conflict for this reason. The bigger the central govt gets the bigger the problem will get. If we can't have some relative peace at home, America cannot ensure peace elsewhere.
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