Us Versus Them
The running of a government is a massively complex operation. I mean, I should know. I’ve watched Parks and Rec.
Even though it’s a complex, it’s often treated like it’s not. Our whole system operates on the assumption that there are only two choices.
But the framing doesn’t match the reality.
Any two people, who have actively functioning brains, aren’t going to agree on every topic. Yet we assume this “us versus them” mentality in everything political we encounter.
We’ve inherited this system of two parties, of two sides, of good versus evil, and it just doesn’t work.
What happens when someone believes both the death penalty and abortion are wrong? What happens when someone thinks poverty is just as much of an issue as gun rights? What happens when someone thinks gay marriage should be legal, but also doesn’t want the government funding Planned Parenthood?
How do they vote? Whose side are they on?
The problem is that sides don’t work. For some reason, we Americans think individuality is an essential part of life, until it comes to running our government.
Don’t fall into the “us versus them” trap. A biblical view of life will never fit into a man-made mold.