Greene’s ‘national divorce’ will lead to chaos

Mallory Kaul

Even though celebrities like Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner divorced, it might not be that simple when it involves an entire country. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a far-right political conspiracy theorist, regularly makes headlines with her chaotic solutions to America’s most pressing issues. 

Recently, she released a series of tweets detailing her plan for a “national divorce,” in which red and blue states would be separated, respectively. She also issues the idea of significantly shrinking the federal government.

Greene suggests that staying together will lead to a civil war, but it is just the opposite. Changing the names from “Union versus Confederate” to “the left versus the right” does not alter the goal. Intentionally dividing one country into two will only escalate political divisions. 

The modern-day U.S. is struggling against innumerable external conflicts—for example, recent mistrust with Russia and China—that a divided nation could not overcome. America has already drawn lines in the sand just by having two major political parties. Let’s not transform these lines into physical borders. 

Limiting certain political parties to designated areas sounds like some sort of dystopian novel. Instead of solving divisions, it would simply strengthen the us-versus-them mindset to concrete. 

Liz Cheney, a former GOP representative, responded similarly. “Secession is unconstitutional,” Cheney replied. “No member of Congress should advocate secession, Marjorie.” 

As Cheney suggests, American politicians have an obligation to uphold the Constitution and unite America. Other familiar political faces have made their opinion clear on the matter, such as former Presidential candidate and current Utah Senator Mitt Romney. 

“I think Abraham Lincoln dealt with that kind of insanity,” Romney reported. “It’s united we stand and divided we fall.”

A United States representative who decries against unity should not be in power. Such unconstitutional behavior should not be rewarded with further political power. The very implication that differing parties simply shouldn’t have to associate is massively detrimental to the threadbare American spirit. 

Raising children around purely like-minded people that only hear legends of those “other” Americans guarantees a delusional generation defined by hatred. In an era rife with political division, the American people must rely on each other more than ever.