Divorce Not Just for Marriage

A couple of weeks ago a friend posted a piece about divorce on his blog. It was an interesting look at his own life experience and one that set me to thinking. Having been divorced myself and coming from a home where divorce was a factor, I began to consider the effects of such an experience. The truth of the matter, I don’t suspect any one who experiences divorce ever really fully divorces from that individual. Whether it’s the presence of children – custody or visitation – the other spouse is always “in view.”  Not only that, even though we may find ourselves on the “other side of the river”, there are various times when the what if ghost of times past haunts the conscience.

Recently, I received an email with a piece that had nothing to do with divorce as it relates to marriage. But that email, just like my friends blog, set me to thinking. Could I “divorce” myself from the liberal swing of our countries politics and leftist agenda? Could I divorce myself from all that is wrong and renew my vows to all that is right with our country?  Probably not, but it is an appealing thought.

I know that tolerance and sharing different opinions is what built the fabric of our democracy. But if you look carefully, the moderate to conservative opinion is no longer tolerated. It is viciously attacked on several fronts by those who believe their opinion and agenda is right and no other opinion matters.  You will see this played out in detail with the recent appointment of Judge Sotomayor to the Supreme Court by President Obama. Those who examine her credentials with a thorough process will be called “racists” or “bigots.” Which is unfortunate because a judge who will sit on the highest court in the land should be thoroughly examined and questioned until EVERY ONE is satisfied that this person can be impartial and fair in their dealings. That they can put the robe of impartiality on with grace and make decisions based on the Constitution, not their wonderful upbringing or ethnic roots. I suspect we will see how this all plays out over the next few months.

In the mean time, here is the email piece I mentioned in the beginning.


 Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al:

 We have stuck together since the late 1950’s, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right so let’s just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.

 Here is a model separation agreement:

Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by land mass each taking a portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.

 We don’t like redistributive taxes so you can keep them. You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU. Since you hate guns and war, we’ll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military. You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore and Rosie O’Donnell (You are, however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all three of them).

 We’ll keep the capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street. You can have your beloved homeless, homeboys, hippies and illegal aliens. We’ll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO’s and rednecks. We’ll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and  Hollywood . 

 You can make nice with  Iran and  Palestine and we’ll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us. You can have the peaceniks and war protesters. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we’ll help provide them security.

 We’ll keep our Judeo-Christian values.. You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N.. but we will no longer be paying the bill. 

 We’ll keep the SUVs, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru station wagon you can find. 

 You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors. We’ll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right. We’ll keep The Battle Hymn of the Republic and the National Anthem. I’m sure you’ll be happy to substitute Imagine, I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing, Kum Ba Ya or We Are the World. 

  We’ll practice trickle down economics and you can give trickle up poverty your best shot. Since it often so offends you, we’ll keep our history, our name and our flag. 

 Would you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to other like minded liberal and conservative patriots and\ if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I’ll bet you ANWAR which one of us will need whose help in 15 years. 


 John J. Wall

Law Student and an American 



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2 responses to “Divorce Not Just for Marriage

  1. Hi Norm, Haven’t heard from you in a while and now I can see why. I am visiting the blogs that I follow and you are my first stop. Excellent blog and thanks for the mention. Because of my “This Side of the River” blog, someone asked me to do a follow-up in a future blog. I will post that blog next Monday, the first of June.

    I received more comments on that blog than on any other to date and I feel that their is a need for some insights and follow-up. Some will agree, some won’t, but that is true with anything I guess.

    As to your blog, good job. You are absolutely correct and I agree with you 100% on “do we ever totally divorce someone,” especially after forty-two years of marriage.

    I am not trying to minimize anything less, but that is two-thirds of my life. Up until three years ago, it was my entire life (as I got married right after school and my stint in the service).

    What you talked about is how I got remarried to the same person: birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, births, accidents, and etc. So I know what you mean. This last time was the third attempt with the same woman.

    It seems as when we were apart, all we could think of was the good times and when we were together, all we could think of was the bad times. Too bad. Hey, no one can say we didn’t try.

    That was a great piece from Mr. Wall. I’ll copy and paste it to redistribute.

    Don’t get me started on Sotomayor. She’ll legislate from emotions as opposed to law. (Has already proven that.) When will the liberals learn that there is no such thing as utopia, pie in the sky. We would all be better off without that philosophy.

    One final tid-bit and I’ll leave and save some room for someone else. Did you know that the government arrested and incarcerated the president of the ACLU, in 1958, for two-years for sedition? You do the math. (Their goal is socialism.)


  2. Also Norm, at last count, I think 31 states have declared their own sovereignty. They haven’t seceded from the Union but it is a wake up call to the folks in Washington that we aren’t going to tolerate the march to socialism.


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