Let’s put an end to divisiveness

In the New Testament of the Christian Bible, Mark 3:25, Jesus said, “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”

“The Liberty Song” is one of the earliest patriotic songs in the 13 colonies. The lyrics are by founding father John Dickinson.

“Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all,

By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall;

In so righteous a cause let us hope to succeed,

For heaven approves of each generous deed.”

Another of our founding fathers, Patrick Henry, used the phrase in his last speech in March 1799: “Let us trust God, and our better judgment, to set us right hereafter. United we stand, divided we fall. Let us not split into factions which must destroy that union upon which our existence hangs.”

Kentucky became a state in 1792. A little over six months later on Dec. 20, 1792, the first Kentucky General Assembly adopted the official seal of the Commonwealth, including the state motto – United We Stand, Divided We Fall.

Our first Republican President Abraham Lincoln was a good and decent man. He endured a brutal Civil War and abolished slavery in our country. President Donald Trump apparently doesn’t know U.S. history based on his racial rant about some of our new U.S. congresswomen. Republicans need to become the Grand Old Party again and not put up with deceit and lies. Someone I know said, “He’s not my president.” Perhaps they were right.

During the U.S. Civil War, United We Stand became a rallying cry for the Union cause. By the early 20th century, labor unions had taken up the slogan for solidarity in the struggle for better working conditions. In World War II, United We Stand invoked unity among the Allied nations, something President Trump is ruining by isolating our country from our allies.

How long is this divisiveness going to be allowed?

Jack Herrmann


(12) comments



Here's your Marxist hate.


What do you call the EL PASO shooter?


The only liar and deceiver here is you.


Insulting? You're the king of insulting. Here is one of your quotes and and name calling and I certainly could have found many more. "Thank you for being a constant liar and deceiver." You're now lying about your lies.


Why are you calling me Jussie? If you do not want to be called a liar then stop lying. If you do not want to be known as a deceiver then stop deceiving. Your childish Jussie comment is pathetic.


Well, I can see that you're at it again. One lie right after another. Everything that you've stated here is one big lie. Can you read? The shooter in Dayton was a Marxist Antifa Warren/Sanders supporter. Big time Democrat who voted Democrat in Democrat primaries. The only hater here is you, Jussie. An America hater.


Well, you rant again. The "Jussie" name-calling speaks volumes about your lack of character. Your statement "Marxist Antifa Warren/Sanders supporter. Big time Democrat who voted Democrat in Democrat primaries. " is another exaggerated lie in your mind. I am an American Democrat. I again challenge you to a face to face debate. Because unlike you, I am willing to make America great again by exposing your political hatred. You by your statement is trying to frame the mass shooting as a Marxist plot? What about El Paso? What was that about? Are you trying to make these mass shootings us versus them? Shall we count bodies? What was your point?


Jack, this divisiveness will continue until Democrat’s stop giving my hard earned dollars to illegal aliens instead of United States Americans. It’s pretty simple to understand.


And what percentage of your hard-earned money do they get? You have no clue and yet vomit your hatred. Democrats did not start this illegal alien problem. Illegal Immigration has grown three times Under Donald Trump because of his irrational hatred of Illegal Immigration. The Russian mob, Chinese Mob and the Japanese gangs have murdered more Americans and yet Conservative Republicans want to focus on Mexicans and South Americans. I do not want my hard-earned money to the Federal Government to build a vanity wall for Trump.


Just take another sip of your stupid liberal kool aid and believe your own lies. Does your emotional support teddy bear get soaked by your tears at night whenever you don’t get your way in life.


My thoughts entirely, Mr. Wildcat. Where does he get his statistics about the Russian and other mobs. Absolute TDS.


As I have stated before to the paper for allowing you people access to the opinion page your pathetic attempts to be insulting only prove me right and you wrong. By constantly resorting to insults you prove to be haters for the sake of hating. No facts no reasoning just insults. You can continue your rants but all of your opinions are being sent to local and state officials as examples of the hate being generated under President Donald Trump and local public officials. In the wake of the mass shooting in our country and Conservative Republicans crying that these are lone crazy people who happen to be President Donald Trump supporters, It makes me wonder if their hateful writings match your rhetoric? As an American, I would be negligent if I did not send your comments to the FBI. I think haters like you need to be monitored. Just in case.

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