The U.S. political polarization is shaking the stability of the country to levels never seen before since the U.S. Civil War (1861 to 1865). The political class is playing a dangerous game that may turn into a harsh conflict between Democrats and Republicans. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are not working to calm the environment; instead, they are fueling conspiracy theories that make people think that the system is rigged. As a result, Clinton supporters and Trump supporters are confronting each other, and some of them are organizing attacks to be perpetrated the day after the U.S. elections. It is degrading to see people from both sides using similar arguments to attack each other.
Analysts are warning people about the existing similarities between the current polarization of the country, and the polarization that there was during the U.S. Civil War (1861 to 1865), which left 620,000 to 750,000 dead. Of course, the context is not exactly the same.
The poor U.S. educational system has misled its students so that in many cases they do not know much about historical facts that started the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history. It may encourage some people to create militias to start a revolution because they may think that a long conflict is not difficult at all.
A large number of people do not trust in the U.S. system including policeman/men and people from all social classes. It does not help to stabilize the country, which means that the political class should reverse this tendency.
Both candidates don’t have very firm values because they’re both trying to win over everyone in the country to ensure their victory. It indicates that neither of them is ready to become the next U.S.president. An honest president is someone who tries to unite different communities to work together to improve their lives.
Nowadays, all U.S. communities are very divided against each other, and soon this confrontation may trigger the next civil war. The damage is already done, but it is still possible to avoid a harsh conflict. For that reason, both candidates should put their ambitions aside in order to unite the country again. However, they seem to be blinded by these ambitions, and they are not able to see the damage that they have already caused around the country.
Several experts have suggested that neither shouldn’t be running for the U.S. presidency, alleging that the next president should be honest, tolerant, and well prepared.
Hopefully, the day after the U.S. elections either Trump or Clinton will not use bellicose rhetoric against each other, but rather work to maintain the peace around the country. For that reason, the winner will have to manage the victory wisely, and not exclude the loser from important decisions.
The next president will have to be completely transparent and demonstrate that the elections are not rigged. It may be solved by allowing international observers to check the voting process across the entire country. If that is not possible, both candidates should negotiate and choose an independent company to check all electronic ballot boxes to verify that none of them was hacked.
It will also be crucial to ensure that the FBI, CIA, NSA and the U.S. judicial system remain unbiased.
No one should use any police department to prosecute his or her opponents because if that ever happens it may trigger a dictatorship. The day after the elections people will pay attention to all the details surrounding the election process. The losers will be outraged for some time, but they will not use force unless something unfair happens.
The candidate, who loses the elections should react accordingly to the fairness of the elections. If the loser can verify that the elections are clean, then it is hard to imagine that people will reject the results. In such a scenario, all parties should ask their followers to accept it. People have already suffered a lot, and it is not acceptable to mislead them to fight for nonexistent issues.
Violence should be the last option, and everyone should defend their positions peacefully. The new president should allow his or her rivals to verify that the elections are fully clean and that there is no any political interference in any police department. Otherwise, people would have solid arguments to create militias and start a revolution against the government. It is understandable because no one wants to live in a dictatorship.
Advisors from both candidates should advise them to stop being intolerant towards one another.
Therefore, they may change their thoughts and bring harmony back to the country…..