We Will Never Divorce


Friday, March 10, 2023

“So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate” (Matthew 19: 6-7).

It should be expected that after our nation went through the Civil War, members of Congress would no longer advocate for separating the country. However, the idea of a “national divorce,” recently proposed by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, is resurfacing again. While this idea may sound appealing, a national divorce is not only impractical but immoral as well.

Why are some figures advocating for a national divorce? The simple reason is due to the insanity of the left. Individuals no longer want to be associated with the radical ideology that has forced children to be castrated and people to lose their livelihoods due to COVID. These reasons are completely understandable given the current trajectory of the United States, but promoting a national divorce will not conserve the United States, but only serve to make our situation worse.

No matter what, the left will not leave you alone. Specifically, the idea of a pure individual is a myth. Humans are not individuals but relate to their community and the common good. Mankind is meant to be together. The left recognizes this – and they will not rest until it has corrupted every aspect of society and infected every institution. The left will not let an individual live and let live but will seek to submit all to its political anti-culture.

For instance, bakery owner Jack Philips cannot be left alone by radical sexual ideologues. The Christian cake shop owner decided to stick by his religious convictions and not make a cake for a “gay wedding.” The result was Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado, but even after his victory, the radicals have kept attacking him, this time over his opposition to transgenderism. This is just one example of how the left is relentless.

A national divorce is also physically impractical. During the Civil War, the main divide was geographical, and secession could have physically materialized. America today does not have that same geographical situation. New York, a blue state, is right next to the purple state of Pennsylvania, which is next to the red state of Ohio, and so on. There are also conservative communities in blue states and liberal communities in red states. If the United States has a national divorce, how will the country be divided? Will there be multiple countries? Will people be forced to move to their new country and abandon their lives in their given state? All these questions show how impractical a national divorce is.

Finally, a national divorce is immoral. Divorce is a sin, as marriage is an institution ordained by God, and when correctly done, conducted as a sacrament. Christians have condemned divorce as an offensive against God, and numerous Western thinkers have promoted the virtue of marriage. Divorce never fixes any problems but only worsens a situation. In the instance of a family divorce, the children suffer the most. Children from parents of divorce are less likely to finish school, find employment, and have increased juvenile delinquency and poor habits In other words, no party involved in a divorce benefits. Divorce has caused massive destabilization in American culture, so why should the entire nation divide and set itself up for destruction? The United States will not triumph by trying to defeat evil with another evil. 

We do not need a national divorce. A national divorce is not only impractical, but it is immoral. An actual conservative movement will seek to preserve the United States, not divide the nation. Instead, the United States should embrace its traditional Western values, not the liberalism and divorce that erodes our society.

Michael Ippolito is a senior at the Catholic University of America. Michael is a Catholic, president of his College Republicans chapter, and conservative.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.

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About Michael Ippolito

Michael Ippolito is a senior at the Catholic University of America. Michael is a Catholic, president of his College Republicans chapter, and conservative.

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