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A Loss Of Shared Spirit

It is no secret that there is a contentious ether in the American political climate. This zeitgeist steeped in divisiveness has been a major theme of mine throughout many of my writings.  

Instead of a proud bipartisan representative system where spirited debate produces compromise and sensible legislation, we are dug in like a Paul von Hindenburg World War I underground trench system. Both sides blow their proverbial whistles and charge each other's trench in a futile effort to win the political day.  

Discourse in this country has digressed into name calling and tribalism with politics being centered around demonization of your perceived opposition. In a country where there was once enough shared values to handle opposing views and debate was encouraged, I fear that the civil society has withered away and there is not enough commonality remaining for compromise anymore. So where do we go from here?