The Great American Divide

The American founders of a new federal government knew the hazards of centralized government. Before, during and after they wrote the Constitution of the United States they warned in speeches, the Federalist Papers and letters about the hazards of such a venture.

Since that time their fading voices and those of scholars, historians and even a few American politicians still echo from the pages of history about the disunification of American society. They have largely been shouted down by louder, demanding noises from crowds of impatient and ill-informed people. Deliberative, reasoned debate has largely given way to lawless behavior and political pressure from angry factions.

Some words from history that predict and describe the great sociological divide that now irreconcilably threatens the unity of America are found in the website below:




About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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