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Uniting the Republic of Me (and US)

I live in a country that is a democratic republic and it is facing turbulent times. Some are calling my country “divided”, rather than the United States of America. I’ve been pondering this view and looking at it from different perspectives, from small to large, in order to understand what’s really going on. In a republic, each citizen’s wishes are voiced by their representatives, and those representatives are meant to work out the best decisions for the nation based on their constituents. Sounds good on paper, but people are clearly not happy with how it’s operating in real life, because we have protests and hateful speech and citizens whose basic needs are not being met. I heard an intervi

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