After witnessing the Democratic and Republican conventions, and watching the polls for Romney and Obama it seems increasingly clear to me that our country is fundamentally divided. The polls have the two candidates running neck and neck. It seems that exactly half the citizens are in favor of one and the other half of the population favors the other.

It would be easy to categorize this divide with any manner of explanations: Financial Division “We are talking about the haves and the have nots!” Problem is there are rich Democrats and poor Republicans. The class struggle: “The Democrats are for the poor workers. The Republicans are for the rich employers!” Problem is, there are plenty of top tier Democrats and plenty of working class Republicans. Social struggle: “This is about living together as community vs. self reliance and individual responsibility.”

None of these fully explain the divide in America. Read More.