Commonwealth Policy Center

Social tensions are extremely strained, maybe even at a breaking point. There is racial strife, envy between socio-economic classes, opposition toward the law enforcement and the rule of law, and political differences that lead the two major political parties ready to go on the warpath. But why the anger and extreme division? One reason is that we’ve forgotten what it means to be an American. We’ve forgotten the great gift of freedom—of speech, religion, assembly, the press, and the ability to choose our political leaders. These are freedoms that bind us together in a way greater than so many of our differences. We are seeing our nation torn apart. And unless we rediscover the things that bind us together as fellow citizens and neighbors, we will continue to unravel. May God have mercy and help us to find a better path.