Is National Divorce a Good Idea?

Is National Divorce a Good Idea?

There is another, far more important question to ask instead.

When United States Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted last week that Americans “need a national divorce,” she somehow managed to unite most of the public against her. Media commentators and politicians waded into the conversation in almost universal condemnation of the idea of a national divorce. The reasons for condemnation depended on which side of the political aisle one was on.

Democrat media pundit Joy Reid said a national divorce would lead to Republican states returning to pre-13th Amendment conditions. On the other hand, conservative commentator Matt Walsh said he would “rather spend the rest of my life fighting with them than do that. I won’t give them an inch, let alone 2 million square miles.”

Regardless of political affiliation, most public figures and personalities have come out against the idea of a national divorce. But it is easy to see how the idea would resonate with ordinary people who don’t have much of a voice.

If a national divorce did occur, Democrats “could live in their safe space blue states, own nothing, let their government decide and control everything,” Representative Greene said, “and most importantly protect their fragile minds from being shocked and insulted by those of us on the right who believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Then Americans could choose which way, left or right, provides them with the best quality of life, and we don’t have to argue with one another anymore.”

The idea behind national divorce is to circumvent any violence. By preemptively redrawing national borders and separating the masses by ideology, there wouldn’t be any need for violence. Conservatives and liberals would then live in peace, away from each other. Many people find this very desirable.

But is it a good idea? The short answer is no.

For one, it is logistically impossible. There are several blue cities in red states. How would those get divided? Each state would face unique challenges and prohibitive expenses. Infrastructure would be a major hurdle, as new highway, electrical and waterway systems would need to be developed. And how would military assets and personnel be divided and shared?

In reality, an actual divorce will not happen. But that doesn’t make the current problems any less urgent.

America is a nation divided. Its polarization is reflected in the toxic discourse around politics, race, education, science, health and even entertainment. The last time America was this divided, 600,000 people died in the resulting Civil War.

“We need a national divorce,” tweeted Greene on Monday. “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 Democrats’ traitorous America Last policies, we are done.”

A national divorce might be a bad idea, but the problems that have inspired the calls for one are very real and they aren’t going away. The hostilities between the right and the left appear insoluble.

Even if the country doesn’t divorce, the present ideological split will result in national collapse.

The Bible says that America won’t even have the chance to divorce and that current hostilities will continue to escalate.

And so, the real question isn’t whether or not national divorce is a good idea. There is a far more important question to ask. Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry writes in America Under Attack:

In just a few short years, the wealthiest, most powerful, most influential single nation in human history has become dangerously radicalized, divided and weak. It has rapidly fallen into political dysfunction, social division, economic woe, judicial and legislative compromise, and catastrophic moral failure. The nation Abraham Lincoln called “the last best hope of Earth” is, as he warned, about to “die by suicide.”

Why is the nation with every historic, geographical, cultural, economic and military advantage destroying itself?

National divorce is unlikely, but civil war is on the horizon. The Bible explains why. To learn the real reason, request your free copy of America Under Attack, by Mr. Flurry.