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Time to Lead from the Middle

Thomas 109 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 1:46 AM
Even if a "Lincolnesque" figure were to show up, the potential for a second civil war looms large if we continue the direction we're going. And what would possibly make you think it would be a civil war without blood? Just look at all the Twitter feeds of all the O supporters threatening riot and assasaination.

Someone once said, history repeats itself because no one was listening the first time. All one needs to do is look at the ever-widening ideological divide and partisan bickering going on in America to understand Americans are slow learners. And, unless a Lincolnesque figure rises to the occasion, America is headed for another Civil War sans the bloodshed.

Sure, today's ideological war is waged with words rather than muskets and canons, but it still reaps similar results when extremists on both sides of the political aisle refuse to consider any common ground --simply because they want to get their way....