No, I am not kidding. War in America is ahead, and not overseas.
It will not be ISIS or Antifa, the Taliban, North Korea or Russia. It will be Americans fighting against Americans — a “new” Civil War.
How can it be?
I don’t know when the run-up to War began, but it is steamrolling today. It is not coming from one issue or even two or three. It is coming from a combination of issues that have permeated the Nation for decades, maybe even a century or so. It is comprised of a huge package of anger, grief, fear, a spirit of rebellion, a pile of deceit wrapped in a thick sheet of misunderstanding and pure hatred. Never before in my 60+ years have I witnessed this anger and hatred expressed so outwardly every day. No longer is peaceful discourse and conversation accepted to resolve disputes. This generation prefers to NOT talk, NOT negotiate, NOT explain, and NOT listen. Rather the “norm” is to simply come out fighting, slay any and everyone who gets in the way, and to take no prisoners.
The 900 pound gorilla in the midst of this Civil War build-up is hatred. Hatred has pretty much been kept hidden in the closet like the cousin everyone was ashamed of — seldom seen or talked about. Today it seems that almost everyone hates someone else and fights just to make clear how deep that hatred runs.
Hatred typically begins with the appearance of a wrong — real or perceived — that pushes someone over the line. 20 years or so ago the two would find a way to talk through the reason for the wrong and find a way for resolution. Today this hatred often skips resolution and goes straight to violence. Hatred for ——. You name it. Hatred is spawned from racism, elitism, rejection, economic and social standing status, perceived beauty or lack of, skills and talent, and much more. Quite honestly it does not take much to spark the fire of hatred which today quickly morphs into violence. Look at Antifa. There’s Black Lives Matter: cries of “Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon,” ring out in the streets of Middle America.
Real or perceived wrongs turn to anger, hatred, and violence.
The political split in the Nation is widening at breakneck speed. Everywhere we look we see nasty divisiveness, anger, bitterness, and hatred. Violence is on our doorsteps. We are just a stone’s throw away from another Civil War.
You say “Congress is the only entity that can declare war and Congress will never do that.” Truth of the Matter? Many in Congress hate this President and all he stands for. They hate his very visible and very public proclamations to Americans through HIS media, bypassing the “system” that the political establishment in Washington created and propped up for decades. Their goal? Preserve the Establishment at all cost. And now, the Establishment sees the only way to take care of the status quo is to take care of Donald Trump.
How are they doing that? A Texas Congressman finally did what Maxine Waters has threatened to do since the Inauguration: file a motion to impeach the President. Today a respected national columnist wrote a story suggesting it is time for the Nation to consider enacting the provisions of the 25th Amendment of the Constitution. Others joined in, and by day’s in, dozens in D.C. were shouting for the 25th Amendment to be used. Read Section 4 of the Amendment and how this could happen:
Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.
The Establishment in Washington — both Democrat and Republican — have so much anger and hatred for Donald Trump, they will do ANYTHING to see him gone. It began at the inauguration. Why else would the Senate be so hesitant to confirm appointments, even debate pending legislation passed by the House, initiate any actions cried for by the voters who elected Donald Trump? It is now common knowledge that in G.O.P. Senate caucus meetings, many Republican Senators vocally express their disdain for the President and voice their desire for his removal.
What About Trump Supporters?
Here’s where the rubber meets the road: all those on the Left and the Establishment G.O.P. care so little about Hillary’s deplorables that they are willing to forget about the democratic election process and that it sent an outsider to the White House and do anything to get rid of him. Why? He will NOT bow down to Establishment rules and allow them to continue the demise of American democracy that they have all signed on to further.
If you don’t believe that, follow the President on Twitter. When he tweets, spend 20-30 minutes reading the replies: Cursing, insults, obscenities and threats seldom seen or even allowed by Twitter. The Left/Establishment HATE Donald Trump! I was taught very early that if there was someone in office with whom I disagreed, I was to let my displeasure be known but to always respect the office in which they served. Never denigrate the White House OR the Presidency. Quite honestly, it is humanly impossible to denigrate the person holding that office without denigrating the office.
Civil War — Really?
It is not a far-fetched picture for me to draw of the likes of Antifa and BLM and other left-wing organizations taking to the streets (Berkeley on steroids) and riot, and continue to riot, on and on. Think about it: they have so trivialized and demoralized American police officers, most of those officers will hesitate to engage in such an occurrence. In cities on the left and right coasts, there are so many like minded liberals, many would at some point join the fray and start swinging clubs and bats and inevitably shots would surely be fired.
In places like New York, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles, the anger turned to hatred for all things Trump would spill into the streets in a flash if such a mele began. And if the Army or National Guard had to be called in, I fear that escalation into Civil War could quickly be inevitable.
Remember Kent State? May 4, 1970, twenty-nine guardsmen fired approximately 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others. Just five days after the shootings, 100,000 people demonstrated in Washington, D.C., against the war and the killing of unarmed student protesters. On May 14, ten days after the Kent State shootings, two students were killed (and 12 wounded) by police at Jackson State University under similar circumstances.
There was no internet in 1970, no satellite news television, no Facebook or Twitter or Snap Chat, no iPhones or other smartphones, no FedEx or fax or scanning. Word traveled by landline telephone or word of mouth — that was it. Imagine if in Ohio in May of 1970 communication among dissidents could have used today’s communication methodology. In that scenario, is Civil War so unbelievable?
I can easily envision tanks in the streets on the south side of Chicago where gang and drug violence kills hundreds at the hands of others. The same for New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and other cities.
The anger and vitriol by the Establishment and Leftists because of the D.C. outsider — Donald Trump — who ignores their whims and directions and does just one thing: what he promised Americans he would do….period. They’ll take ANY actions necessary to get rid of him — ANY.
Pray for him daily: not because you agree with his methodology or messaging, but because he is President of the United States. Let him initiate and fulfill all those things he told voters he would do if elected. Think about it: if he doesn’t, he has just 3 more years and then voters will turn him out.
Bottle the anger and hate. Fight to keep violence out of the streets. And pray for the President.
While we’re doing that, let’s pray for our kids and grandkids. I sure want to leave mine a much better World than my parents left me, and that was a pretty good one. And I certainly don’t need a Civil War to do that.