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Sun Feb 12, 2023, 01:35 PM Feb 2023

As a history buff, I fully understand we are living in a moment that will re-shape our country. [View all]

We all know about previous events that have re-shaped our country. The Civil War, the Great Depression, WWII. We may not be at that level of historic events, but make no mistake, our country is about to change. Hopefully, like in the past, for the better. That's what has made our nation unique. When things were at their worst, we survived and became better and stronger.

Imagine what some Americans were saying during our Civil War. America will never survive. Lincoln is failing us. We are doomed. It must have been insane.

Today we are witnessing a major political party that was over taken by a movement in 2010 by the Tea Party. Main stream politicians were driven from office and replaced by racists, extremists and fascists. 13 years later the Republican has devolved into a Party that survives by propaganda, corruption only. At this moment a civil war is taking place within the Party to moderate, to reject the worst of the extremists who threaten our nation. The name Republican Party may survive, but it is going to become something else. What that is nobody knows.

We are witnessing investigations never before attempted against a president who through a series of unlikely events won the presidency. A president who attempted to hold power by force. A president while in power who committed crime after crime, abused his power, in an attempt to end our democracy. Imagine the pressure on the individuals who are investigating all of this. They know what is at stake. They have no precedent to follow. That don't know what will come of all the decisions they make. There is no history to guide them. They do know without a doubt, their decisions will re-shape our country.

History does give us hope as I have stated. When America goes through the worst of times. We have a unique way of using it to become better and stronger. The Idea of America is not easily defeated.

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May you live in interesting times. old as dirt Feb 2023 #1
I'm an optimist. Elessar Zappa Feb 2023 #2
It is best to be an optimist. fightforfreedom Feb 2023 #3
Elessar, Magoo48 Feb 2023 #4
Lol. Elessar Zappa Feb 2023 #5
Yes, there is that as well. lol. Magoo48 Feb 2023 #6
Thank you for that optimistic view. I also have a tendency to go real dark. nt 1WorldHope Feb 2023 #7
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