New Year’s resolution for a divided America

Armstrong Williams | 1/3/2019, 12:03 p.m.
As 2018 draws to a close, we face many challenges and unsettling truths as a country. We must resolve to ...
Armstrong Williams

In recent years, healthy debate has largely given way to dangerous rhetoric and even violence. It is high time to put this trend to bed, before it consumes the country that we all love.

Ultimately as Americans, we have a lot more in common than we have differences. United, together, we all deserve to pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

So, for 2019 let us all make a pledge to put the country first and to take a step back from the relentless, emotionally draining partisanship. Let’s drop the ugly, mean-spirited sentiments and memes that many of us perpetuate on social media. Let’s stop hating for sport and start thinking about making real, impactful changes.

Despite the challenges we continue to face, we all have so much to be thankful for and excited about. We are capable, we are willing and we are family. Let us all aspire to be better parents, kinder to our co-workers and more generous and appreciative.

We are Americans and we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. That alone is something to celebrate and that we should all take pride in.

I hope that 2019 brings more respectful and thoughtful dialogue. I hope that it is a year of peace and happiness and health for all Americans. I hope that we resolve to treat others with more understanding, love and brotherhood.