The proposition put up by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene regarding a potential “national divorce” between states aligned with conservative and liberal ideologies was met with derision from Democratic members of a more progressive persuasion. Furthermore, her response not only subjected her to ridicule but also created a perception that she was endorsing the notion of an internal struggle within the nation.
However, recent research indicates that an increasing proportion of individuals affiliated with the Democratic Party currently share her viewpoint.
According to a report by the Washington Examiner: “In a survey of 2,008 voters conducted by the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, 31% of Biden supporters want Democratic-controlled states to secede from the U.S. to form their own country. Among voters who back former President Donald Trump, 41% support secession. What’s more, large groups of both think it’s time to end democracy.”
“Disturbingly, nearly one-third (31%) of Trump supporters and about a quarter (24%) of Biden supporters at least somewhat agree that democracy is no longer a viable system and that the country should explore alternative forms of government to ensure stability and progress,” said an analysis of the survey.
According to the report, despite President Joe Biden’s inaugural commitment to fostering national unity, which he has frequently violated by labeling supporters of former President Donald Trump as “MAGA extremists,” there is an increasing polarization among Americans.
The Examiner identified the subsequent findings of the survey as significant:
A majority of both Biden (70%) and Trump (68%) voters believed electing officials from the opposite party would result in lasting harm to the U.S.
Roughly half (52% Biden voters, 47% Trump voters) viewed those who supported the other party as threats to the American way of life.
About 40% of both groups (41% Biden voters, 38% Trump voters) at least somewhat believed that the other side had become so extreme that it is acceptable to use violence to prevent them from achieving their goals.
According to the study conducted by the Center, it has been determined that Biden holds a lead over Trump by around 4 percentage points, with a distribution of 52 percent in favor of Biden and 48 percent in favor of Trump. However, according to a survey conducted by CNBC and published on Tuesday, it was revealed that Trump holds a 4-point advantage over Biden, with a distribution of 46 percent in favor of Trump and 42 percent in favor of Biden.
Republican from Georgia Taylor Greene tweeted in February, “We need a national divorce. We need to separate by red states and blue states and shrink the federal government. Everyone I talk to says this. From the sick and disgusting woke culture issues shoved down our throats to the Democrat’s [sic] traitorous America Last policies, we are done.”
We need a national divorce.
We need to separate by red states and blue states and shrink the federal government.
Everyone I talk to says this.
From the sick and disgusting woke culture issues shoved down our throats to the Democrat’s traitorous America Last policies, we are…
— Marjorie Taylor Greene (@mtgreenee) February 20, 2023
She also recommended taking away a person’s right to vote for five years if they relocated from a blue state to a red state.
“Red states could choose in how they allow people to vote in their states… What I think would be something that some red states could propose is, well, ok, if Democrat voters choose to flee these blue states where they cannot tolerate the living conditions, they don’t want their children taught these horrible things, and they really changed their mind on types of policies that they support, well, once they move to a red state, guess what? Maybe you don’t get to vote for five years,” she said.
At the time, liberals and conservatives, including Laura Ingraham of Fox News, attacked both stances.
And people are criticizing me for wanting a national divorce from the left.
The real problem with my right wing critics are that you forget too easily and refuse to take off your rose colored glasses.
My vision is 20/20.
And I haven’t forgotten. https://t.co/MukISfCXS1
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) February 23, 2023
“Ok, well, first, a law prohibiting American citizens – who’ve not committed a crime – from voting would probably not withstand legal scrutiny,” the host said. “And, second, how would like a national divorce be good for conservatism? Now, why would we want to embrace the states that gave us Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, but essentially give up on the states that gave us Reagan and Trump?”
“The last thing we need is an American breakup of any sort. Remember, a motto of this show almost from the start over five years ago has been ‘no state left behind.’ Just because it often seems like Democrats have given up on America themselves, doesn’t mean ever that Republicans or conservatives should,” she said.
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