By definition, a true civil war is when two legitimate claimants to government attempt by force of violence to take control of an entire nation while crushing the opposition.
England had a civil war. So did Russia, Ireland and Spain. Technically, America never fought a civil war. The Confederate States of America never sought to conquer the North. They just wanted their independence, which was constitutionally correct at the time.
But for the sake of understanding the mainstream moniker, I’ll refer to The War When The North Invaded America simply as “The Civil War”.
In the meantime, today’s political climate could easily be described as volatile, and that’s putting it mildly.
The likes of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi and Corey Booker all have quite the history of telling the American people to essentially “get in the faces” of those that disagree with you, politically.
We all see the reactions to those messages… UC Berkeley was the site of a fiery riot due to a *GASP!* conservative speaker scheduled to speak to students. Ted Cruz, Kirstjen Nielsen, Sarah Sanders, and Pam Bondi have all been forces off the premises by hecklers while trying to enjoy an evening out.
Not all that long ago, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was attacked by a neighbor who was described as “a socialist”. Paul suffered six broken ribs and lung injuries which eventually led to a bout of pneumonia.
Just about everyone is familiar with the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) at the hands of a “Bernie Bro,” James Hodgkinson, who was found to have a hit list on him of other pro-life Republicans.
Other than a Trump supporter finding his truck fire-bombed yesterday (video, below), Breitbart.com is reporting that Sen. Paul recently warned that “he fears there will be an ‘assassination’ as a result of the rhetoric coming from lawmakers like Booker and Waters.”
Even twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stated that Republicans don’t deserve to be treated with any degree of civility until the Democrats “win back the House and or the Senate” as reported by TownHall.com.
Of course, no sane, law abiding citizen of this republic wants to see the country descend into another civil war, but let’s all be honest with one another – it sure looks like this is the road we’re on.
As Fox Business News contributor Dagen McDowell opined today (as I paraphrase), “What if the Democrats fail to take back the House or the Senate in the upcoming midterms? That gives the violent Left the excuse they need – “we tried voting, that failed.” Again, I’m just paraphrasing her quote.
So here’s the million dollar question, if Antifa, BLM and the rest of the riff-raff in fact do become the de facto mainstream of the Democrat Party, and widespread, organized violence breaks-out across the nation, what side will you fall on?