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?