The U.S. is divided by distrust, a mammoth public debt mud pit where respect for the law has been discarded in the unrestrained pursuit of power

“The United States is divided between factions of people who may as well be living in different countries. In some respects they already do. They have separate histories, cultures, and visions for the future. They are two distinct nationalities, divided by mutual distrust and joined by mammoth public debt mud pit where old norms of compromise and respect for the law have been discarded in the unrestrained pursuit of power. And the time-honored tradition of American exceptionalism is being replaced with a dreary story of a misbegotten country founded on slavery and oppression by deeply flawed men who have been falsely elevated as heroes.”

Erasing America: Losing Our Future by Destroying Our Past, James S. Robbins