America Is a Divided Nation

February 19, 2021 Updated: February 19, 2021

America is a divided nation—so divided that a large portion believes that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent and stolen. It does not matter how many elected officials, or politicians, or newspeople declare otherwise, the deeds speak louder than their protests.

People are angry, some very angry, and with just cause. They have tried to be heard, to speak their concerns, but at each step, politicians, a slanted and bought media, and even the judicial system have said, “Sit down, shut up, give up, suck it up.” Besides anger, there is frustration, disappointment, and, yes, a sense of hopelessness, as well as an overarching fear that we have lost our republic.

Now Joe Biden has been declared the president of this very divided nation. He has the opportunity to start the healing process in our fractured land. However, he along with Pelosi, Schumer, other Democrats, and even to their shame some Republicans, have decided to further division. They have decided to continue to punish and malign President Donald Trump and all of those who voted for him—millions of Americans, yes, millions of U.S. citizens.

How can one understand such madness? Maybe it goes something like this. It takes a person of integrity and humility to extend the hand of reconciliation. It takes a person of honor with a heart of kindness and compassion to “let bygones be bygones.” How sad that at the highest level of our government, these qualities are missing. Instead, we see the smallness of character, infantile pettiness, and just plain old-fashioned meanness. Those at the highest level of power would rather grind the ax of revenge on a president of the United States in his last few days of office than be peacemakers and friends of liberty.

Americans, I ask you this: If they will behave this way when all of America and the world is watching, what will they do when they think no one is watching?

Joe Biden claims to be a Christian. The Bible teaches that our actions speak louder than our words. But here are some actual words from the Bible for him to think about. “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”—Ephesians 4:31–32

There is still time to turn this around. Time to do the right thing—time to be a peacemaker, time to be a healer of wounds, time to look like and act like the president of these united states. Joe Biden, America is watching, the world is watching, and God is watching. What will you do?


Peggy Smith