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Polarizing the Masses With Tomi Lahren & Neil Gorsuch
The polarization that exists in our political sphere is insufferable at times. Because I side with a political party that isn’t one of the two dominant groups in our two party system, this division is further exacerbated. One of the things that I have always noticed about this issue is that it is usually brought about from an election cycle or change of power. There are ‘hot button’ issues that are often brought up so people can see how they fit ideologically with the candidate. Most of the time, these issues are already settled in law, making the politicians opinion on the issue just a tool used to create polarity in the system and amongst the American people.
One of these polarizing issues is abortion. Most people understand the division strongly correlated to party ties, and for some this is their number one issue. Whether it be for religious reasons, or human rights concerns, it was not surprising when Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was asked about whether or not he would work to overturn Roe v. Wade. Another political spotlight was shone on Tomi Lahren when she was recently fired from her job at a ‘conservative’ publication, for saying she is pro-choice.
As democrats struggle to fight against the confirmation of Gorsuch, and as Tomi Lahren’s social media fame inevitably dies, abortion is yet again at the forefront of political discourse. In a reality where there are protests against protests, and Donald Trump’s twitter feed creates its own drama, we do not need anymore unnecessary polarization in the country. Roe v. Wade will never be undone, and Tomi Lahren can have whatever opinion she likes on this issue. These are just arguments that prevent our government from getting work done and pits people against each other. We have to look past our differing opinions and focus on issues that both sides of the isle can positively impact.