Well so much for the thought that President Joe Biden can unite the country. President Abraham Lincoln famously wrote, “A house divided cannot stand,” well America’s four-bedroom house has plenty of structural problems right now.
A new study shows only 20 percent of the US believes the new president can bring the country together, according to an ABC News/Ipsos poll. A solid 43 percent have little or no confidence that the new administration can unite the country.
Many lawmakers from across the aisle have cited the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021 as one of the most divisive measures brought before Congress. The bill was introduced in the House last week in the aftermath of the protesting at the Capitol Building.
Former Democratic representative from Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard said of the proposed legislation, “It could create a very dangerous undermining of our civil liberties, our freedoms in our Constitution, and a targeting of almost half of the country.”
Well Republican Senator Josh Hawley from Missouri laid out this divide very clearly in an Op-Ed in The New York Post on Monday. The senator cited his recent travails because he dared to question the 2020 presidential election results.
Hawley cited the latest form of cancel culture in this country called the social credit score, where government and big business monitor every citizen’s social views and statements and punish those (like me) who dare to question the status quo of the left.
The senator explains how the left came after him demanding that he resign his seat in Congress and then wrote, “A corporate publishing house … canceled a book it had asked me to write. Ironically enough, the book is about political censorship by the most powerful corporations in America,” Hawley wrote describing what he has gone through.
If Biden wants to bring this country together, then he needs to cancel this thought that the left has about “cancel culture” and the use of social credit scores by Silicon Valley to silence voices on the right.
That’s the only way this divided house can stand.