The polarization of the U.S. becomes clearly evident upon each wave of presidential politicking every four years. Should America drift to the left or to the right? Ideally I think the U.S. should strike a middle of the road approach, but “middle” also depends on where one thinks the middle should be. That decision is often determined on the basis of recognizing the extremes of the political left and right and committing oneself to stay far away from such extremes. For example right-wing extremism can develop into authoritarian, intolerant fascism if not held in check by forces of the political left. However left-wing extremism can result in lawless anarchy if not held in check by forces of the political right. A country needs both points of view to have an outlet of expression in order to keep the culture from trending so far to the left or the right that there exists nare a word of caution to slow it down from becoming mired in its extreme elements.
I think Rick Joyner said it best when he stated, “If you are a student of history, you see how civilization fluctuates between extremes just like people do. The story of our U.S. government is fairly consistent, moving politically from the left and then back to the right. This is not necessarily a bad thing—an eagle needs both a left wing and a right wing to fly. Even so, if you are trending in one direction, moving to the left a little more each time than you do to the right, you will end up turning left overall. The same is true if you trend to the right.”