The ongoing cultural conflict between the conservative and liberal states in the United States has been on the rise, and this week, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has elevated it to a new level. In a tweet on Monday, she advocated for a “national divorce,” indicating that the contrasting views of red and blue Americans cannot be reconciled and that the only way to address them is through dissolving the union. This is not the first instance where Greene has conveyed this notion, as she had also done so in December 2021.
We need a national divorce.
We need to separate by red states and blue states and shrink the federal government.
Everyone I talk to says this.
From the sick and disgusting woke culture issues shoved down our throats to the Democrat’s traitorous America Last policies, we are… https://t.co/Azn8YF1UUy
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) February 20, 2023
There is an increasing level of support from both Republicans and Democrats for the concept of a national divorce. Keith Olbermann, a leftist political commentator, recently advocated for an “economic civil war” between the red and blue states, stating that cutting off the resources of the red states is the only way to prevent mass shootings. Additionally, Kathy Griffin, a leftist actress, urged people to vote for the Democratic Party in the 2022 midterms as a way to avoid a civil war. She also suggested that voting for the Republican Party would result in such a conflict.
According to a survey conducted by the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, 41% of individuals who voted for Joe Biden and 52% of individuals who voted for Donald Trump expressed “somewhat agreement” with the notion of blue and red states forming their own countries. Meanwhile, an informal poll carried out by Representative Greene showed that 48% of respondents wished for the US to remain intact, whereas 43% advocated for a political separation.
The increasing support for a national divorce among Americans is evident, but its potential outcomes are uncertain. It is uncertain if it would result in greater harmony between red and blue states, or if it would only exacerbate the existing divide in the country. It is challenging to predict at this time, but it is undoubtedly a matter worth contemplating.
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