The United States On The Cusp Of A Modern-Day Civil War

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The United States On The Cusp Of A Modern-Day Civil War

New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.” ~ from A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles, by Thomas Sowell, Economist and Social Theorist; Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Make no mistake about it: The United States is on the cusp of a civil war. It is a war fought not with swords, firearms, and artillery—at least not yet—but through throngs of people chanting and screaming in the streets; in buildings; on university campuses; and in the public square; even outside private residences. These throngs are threatening, ridiculing, harassing, and assaulting Americans who do not share their views, their sensibilities. And physical altercations and clashes have occurred. More of those are on the horizon; that is certain. No one should doubt it. The outcome of this modern conflict will have as deep and lasting effect on this Nation and on its citizenry as did the American Civil War.

In the present conflict, there can be no negotiation with or compromise between the two factions, for the gulf dividing them is too vast, the chasm too deep. The outcome of the present civil war will be profound. This conflict’s outcome will determine the Nation’s social, political, economic, and legal contours for generations to come.

Americans see the clash between the two factions playing out most aggressively, of late, through the Senate confirmation process of the President’s second nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Judge Brett Kavanaugh presently sits as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He is, by any estimate, a brilliant jurist with many years of judicial experience. No one should doubt that. No one can reasonably refute or rebut that. No matter. One faction intends to strike his nomination down.

Senate Democrats and Senate Republicans, sitting on the Judiciary Committee, pose, essentially, as proxies for the two factions in conflict. One faction supports confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the high Court and is working to see it happen. The other intends to prevent it. Few Americans remain on the sidelines. Both factions in this modern civil conflict know that the Judiciary—more so than Congress, or the Chief Executive—has power, predicated on the jurisprudential and philosophical predispositions of the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, either to strengthen or weaken the bedrock of the Nation: its Constitution. In their individual approaches to case analysis, through the methodologies employed, one vision of the Country sees actualization.

Democratic Party proxies, frantic and frenetic, fearing imminent confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the high Court, have lost all sense of decorum, all reason, all self-restraint. They have been unable to shoot holes in Brett Kavanaugh’s legal methodology; in his understanding of the law. That much is clear.

Democrats, and the public at large that tuned to the Confirmation Hearing, know that Bret Kavanaugh has a keen analytical mind; that he is legally astute; that his years of experience as a lawyer and as a jurist make him eminently qualified to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Democrats and the public at large know that Judge Kavanaugh has a deep, abiding respect for the Nation’s system of laws; for its Constitution; and for the Nation’s massive body of jurisprudence, accumulated over two centuries.

Democrats, and the lay public also know that Kavanaugh’s methodology for analyzing cases reflects respect for case law precedent; and for the plain meaning of statutes; and for adherence to “original intent,” when applying the U.S. Constitution to the facts of a case. And, as for the latter two points, there’s the rub. For, one faction seeks a jurist to sit on the high Court who has no qualms about legislating from the Bench: someone like Judge Merrick Garland,* a Judge, whose jurisprudential methodology and jurisprudential philosophy just happen to coincide with the political and social agenda championed by the previous U.S. President, Barack Obama, who nominated him to sit on the high Court—a jurist who would also be championed by the 2016 Democratic Party Presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton who failed to get elected. Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s jurisprudential approach to case analysis and jurisprudential and ethical philosophies are antithetical to those of Judge Merrick Garland.

Knowing what is at stake, Democrats have become frantic, desperate. At the last minute, in a last ditch effort to delay, with the aim of ultimately derailing the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats have sought the last refuge of the hopeless: character assassination. As they could not successfully attack the man’s principles, his ability, his experience, they launched a vicious, audacious, reprehensible, despicable attack on the man himself.

Each side, in this conflict, knows full well that the very soul and psyche of this Nation and its people is at stake. The outcome of the present conflict will, then, from that perspective, be far-reaching—conceivably more so than that of the previous conflict, devastating as that conflict was and as far-reaching in its consequences that it was for the Confederacy; and for the Nation; and for all Americans.

Before we explain how the very soul and psyche of the Nation is at stake and what, precisely, we mean by that and why we say that the outcome of the present conflict may very well have consequences that are, potentially, more far-reaching than the consequences of the American Civil War, let us, for the moment, consider what resulted from the South’s defeat in that conflict. We see that:

  • The secession of the Confederate States from the Union was withdrawn, and the Nation reunited.
  • The Confederacy was placed under military rule.
  • The Federal Government gained supremacy over the States (all States) and State Governments (all State Governments), clearly and unequivocally. In that regard, the diminution of the power of the States has negatively impacted the “Union” States as much as it has the States of the Confederacy. This “Federalism” pervades to the present day.
  • Slavery was de facto eliminated. This led to de jure elimination of slavery with the passage of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The loss of State power to the Federal Government is, arguably, the most significant outcome of the American Civil War; and the Federal Government’s accumulation of power at the expense of the States has grown exponentially in the years and decades since the American Civil War ended.

Now, suppose for a moment, that the Confederacy prevailed; this Nation would likely have formed a  confederation of two sovereign independent Nation States, comprising States of their own. But, the concept of ‘Sovereign Nation States'the USA and CSA—not beholding to or subordinated to foreign Nations or to political entities of one sort or another, unlike those Nations comprising the EU, was never at stake. Secondly, preservation of the fundamental, unalienable, natural rights and liberties of the people, as codified in the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution, was never questioned during the American Civil War, either. With the conclusion of the American Civil War, the United States remained a Sovereign, independent Nation State, albeit as one Sovereign Nation State, rather than two.

We, American citizens, must keep these two points uppermost in mind, because the notion of ‘Nation State’ and the notion of natural rights preexistent in the individual—will either be preserved and strengthened, or they will not, depending on which faction prevails in this modern civil war.

[We continue with this article in the next installment].

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*Under Article 2, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution the President nominates a person to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. But, the President shall do so only with the “advice and consent” of the Senate. The “advice and consent” of the Senate operates as a condition precedent to actual appointment. But, there is nothing in the Constitution that requires the Senate to give its advice and consent. And the Senate did not do so, here. Those Democrats and Leftists, of all stripes, who wanted and had expected the Senate to provide a Hearing and Roll-Call vote on Merrick Garland were apoplectic. Merrick Garland, who would, have been Barack Obama's third appointment to the high Court, would have given the liberal-wing of the Court a clear majority, sufficient to move the left-wing agenda along. Leftists conclude that Republicans have stolen a seat on the high Court that belongs to them. That helps, in part, to explain , but certainly does not justify the outrageous, reprehensible smear campaign Senate Democrats launched against President Trump's nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, in a late hour effort to defeat his confirmation to the high Court.


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  • 35 thoughts on “The United States On The Cusp Of A Modern-Day Civil War

    1. Please ask your political representatives to sponsor and start forming an official Home Guard, 50 million strong, to prepare for the upcoming struggle.

    2. Anyone who says it can’t happen here do not know the true history of the last 40 years of conflict in AmeriKa OR they are with the regime and like the deep police state because they benefit from it. We have been right up to the wall many times and been on the verge of expanded physical conflict. We are at that point today. It is a window of activity that can change to the level of total warfare in a moment. One action leading to another until the gasoline ignites. BUY MORE AMMO. Organize as Militia NOW with people of like mind. Liberty1775

    3. Piss on it. Organize, arm, equip and train as militia for mutual defense. Set up a 5/10 program in your AO. Logistics, the key to victory. Buy more ammo…and get everyone young and old to buy a case of ammo ASAP. Both the demicans and republirats will pitch in to confiscate the guns. They are all liars. Liberty1775

    4. After I wrote in an email:
      Our country is a Republic, not a democracy, BUT, the liberal socialists have been trying to brainwash the masses into believing it is a pure democracy. They have been trying to brainwash the masses into believing the popular vote is what counts for electing a President and abolishing the electoral college. If this happens the east and west coast will be what elects our President. Everyone else in the “fly over zone” will have no say in the outcome! This is because of population densities. We in the middle will be at the mercy of the east and west coast.
      If the liberal socialists do convert us to a pure democracy, I think we should have a vote on bringing back slavery, restricting the press (CNN and others), restricting speech, restricting assemblies, etc.. I mean, if one Right can be voted on, then, ALL of them can be voted on!

      And then have Civil War number two to straighten the whole thing out!

      “that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.— THAT TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” DOI

      The PRIME DIRECTIVE of government is to secure and protect our individual Rights! This is at the root of what makes our country a Republic, as opposed to a Democracy. Creator endowed Individual unalienable Rights that can not be democratically voted on and changed by 51% of the popular vote!

      Our Rights DO NOT come from our Constitution or the powers of our government. It is just the opposite. Our government and our Constitution comes from our Rights by our consent! There is NO such thing as Constitutional Rights! There is however Constitutional PROTECTIONS of our individual unalienable Rights.

      A friend sent this back in response:
      “He that, in the state of nature, would take away the freedom that belongs to any one in that state, must necessarily be supposed to have a design to take away every thing else, that freedom being the foundation of all the rest; as he that, in the state of society, would take away the freedom belonging to those of that society or commonwealth, must be supposed to design to take away from them every thing else, AND SO BE LOOKED ON AS IN A STATE OF WAR.”
      — John Locke, The Second Treatise of Civil Government [1690]

      To deny someone their individual Rights and freedoms is an act of a tyrant and an act of provoking war.

    5. The treasonous Marxist maggots have been very careful to confine their disruptions to areas where they stand little chance of being confronted by armed real Americans. I know where I live a lot of my neighbors say “bring it on.” It could be a violent response to the Marxist traitors will be what it takes to save this country.

    6. Throngs? You mean the useful idiots paid by Soros to “protest”?
      Bring it snowflakes. I am old, slow to move. But hell, if I have my glasses, I can hit you at 700 yards plus. Years of experience in the field, too. Pre-GPS. Good luck, snowflakes. You guys are confounded by a stick shift. I am used to a 18 speed eaton.

    7. Saw this on another site and thought I’d post it here for everybody to enjoy !!

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      To play: Each player chooses one of the “disgraced woman” game pieces and draws a card from the Perp Deck. This card goes face up in front of you while you are playing – this is your criminal. Now it’s time to get to work – try to move your game piece to Justice! Each player rolls the dice to determine more about their perp and what path they’ll be taking to get to Justice.

      If you roll a 1 or a 2: congratulations! Your Perp is a conservative. You will get full media and political support! Celebrities and news anchors will hang on your every word. Twitter and Facebook will support and help you with righteous outrage. You could actually make things up and no one will ever verify it or care. You will definitely get to Justice. Your goal is now to maximize the amount of payout and perks you’ll get along the way. Can you parlay this into a political career or maybe have a law named after you?

      If you roll a 3 or 4: bad luck, your Perp is a liberal. While you can reach Justice, it won’t be easy and there will be difficult choices to make along the way. Will the media try to destroy you or your family? Will you be threatened or lose your job? Hopefully you’ll keep your sanity and your dignity through the long ordeal – don’t give up!

      If you roll a 5 or 6: unfortunately, your Perp is either a Muslim grooming gang or a Kennedy. You will never achieve Justice and you automatically lose. Better luck next time.

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    8. I largely agree with your article. So that this country doesn’t engage in a civil war that will likely cost millions of lives, I have an alternative plan.
      Have the fifty state governors meet outside the United States where their will be no federal interference and have the only topic that of establishing different countries once it becomes impossible for the average citizen to live with this situation any more. New York has much in common with Connecticut, Texas with Oklahoma and so on. After the meeting is concluded then announce the formation of the new countries and have the various state legislators vote on a simple worded bill like this. “The United States is hereby dissolved five years from the final passage of this legislation” Once that passes in 2/3 of the states it automatically becomes the last amendment to the bill of rights. During that time the average person has the right to move to any other state where he will become a full citizen with all the rights and privileges any other citizen has.

    9. It is terribly unfortunate that our great nation has descended into the political cesspool again. At least the Republicans basically came right out and said they wouldn’t consider Garland. The Democrats wait until the very last minute, then lie, cheat, and obfuscate in order to block Kavanagh’s appointnent, all the while crying victim and hiding behind some misguided, obviously liberal woman who claims something happened to her sometime when she attended high school. She has no true idea of who, what, when, or where, only what she is being coached to say. This entire “show”, orchestrated by the usual Democrat suspects, is disgusting. Republicans should conduct the vote NOW!

    10. We are already in the midst of a very UN-civil war.
      “What have you given us?”
      “A republic…if you can keep it.” -30-

      1. IMHO it is very prudent advice for one to keep his knife sharp and powder dry! It is likely to be a long bitterly cold winter for sure. And what the LIBTARDS do not understand is that they will never get the Democratic Global Socialist nation they so desperately want without raising an army first and earning it the old fashioned way by force of arms. Even in the future they win an election it will not be enough. They have very clearly shown what they have planned for the rest of us. I think most conservatives are done obeying their retarded laws as it is. Trial by Combat is preferable. S/FI!

    11. These people are caring on as they were raised, kick and scream because they didn’t get all of the toys that they wanted, so now they will carry it further by getting in your face, a well placed elbow would probably take some of the wind out of their sales, oh gee it just slipped!!!!!!!

    12. Garland was held up by the Biden Rule. It is another of the Democrats’ block, obstruct, and delay tactics put into place to prevent George Bush from appointing and seating a justice during his final year in office. This is just another one of their blocking tactics that came back to bite them, not unlike the filibuster option they blocked and now used to their disadvantage.

      1. Spoke with 3 young US Marines the other day. They know what’s at stake and knowing that We the People have their backs & many will March alongside in this impending conflict gives them comfort. Understand that if young enlisted are fully aware of the situation all are aware. The growing communist threat will require military intervention when it goes armed and at war with America.

      2. So true, our nation has long been under attack by socialists and communists, because we have a society that allows them to. Sooner or later, our snowflake generation will wake up,- not all-, but a good number will realize that the life lessons their parents attempted to teach them were very real. How sad that we send our youth to colleges and universities across this Nation with the hope that they will gain an education, but instead, they are brainwashed by liberal professors into believing that the United States is evil because of capitalism. Even forty and fifty years ago, professors were teaching students to be ashamed of their country because we had too much wealth.

    13. There’s no civil war and I doubt that there will be in your, the readers, or my life. These talkers like to cry like the sky is falling, but don’t have the conviction to act to this degree. After all, why do anything that you could be held accountable for, when you could try to convince others.

      This is just another case of runaway hyperbole. If the author can spin the Kavanaugh situation with enough “righteous indignation” while confusing it with another argument, you, the readers, may just get excited enough to ignore that his argument is that Kavanaugh is, somehow, the second coming of Davis, Lee, Jackson, or Forrest. Had the author said it outright, we could easily spot how ridiculous and irrelevant it is.

      Instead, the author hides his(or her) meaning behind the same tool that liberals are using to attack Kavanaugh. He(or she) feigns indignation with the hopes that being offended enough will force the world to change itself and conform to his(or her) views.

      People actually die in wars. They’re not “eviscerated by so-and-so’s vicious words”. In civil war, people are beaten, stabbed, and shot by former friends and neighbors. It’s not that Hollywood BS. They die, often slowly, crying in agony and screaming for their loved ones and God. “Those bombs bursting in air” created many widows and orphans. That’s not what this is, and equating the two does a disservice to those who died in service to our nation(and on both sides of the civil war). This is a temper tantrum in response to a temper tantrum.

      Being offended doesn’t put bullets back inside of barrels. Feeling righteous doesn’t put blood and vital organs back inside of sons, fathers, and brothers.

      Have some journalistic integrity, ammoland.

      Sincerely,
      Gun owner, Marine, Republican, American

      1. Yes, I guess those people and police in Baltimore, DC, Ferguson, Berkeley, etc., were beaten by words not physically assaulted by leftists and thugs? At what point is rioting, torching, and assaulting an insurrection and not just criminal acts by thugs? Was the Boston “Tea Party” just a criminal act? I bet the Brits described it as such. Washington and others that lead the rebellion, if caught by the Brits would have been tried under the Brit’s criminal code and hung. They would not be treated as POWs, but treasonous criminals.

      2. Old Marine >>> Bill1
        War is War and there are many ways to fight. Opinions are the basis for all wars and are fought on many levels and methods. War is quite a natural part of life. You can fight a war with deceptions, lies and just plain looks besides using weapons. There are approximately 8 ways to look at War and we are in the middle of one now. Do not assume that all is well because there are to many people with different opinions. Open your eyes to the possibilities because one always exists. If you think it can happen then it will happen at some time. If nature is an example then we are at war of some kind all thru life. There are a lot of naive people in the world and they usually end up in the victim group. There are people that would love to see the US in another civil war but boy would they be sorry if it happened because that would involve the silent majority. The old add-age ” Be carefully of the silent one” is very true. My advice is to keep you eyes and ears open to you situation. Everyone lives in a glass house >> Oldmarine

      3. Well, we can at least hope that you are right. Today isn’t that much unlike about 15 to 25 years before the last Civil War.

      4. Bill1,

        Yes people die in wars. Many gave their life in order to bring this country to life. And while today’s vote to appoint Judge Kavanaugh is a beacon of light in an otherwise foggy landscape the truth is (for the most part) our legislators have stopped listening to the people. We have a group hell bent on destroying what makes this country great and they will stop at nothing to achieve that goal. That group holds position in the highest levels of our government as well as what used to be known as the free press. They will not stop at trying to reach their goal. And the problem is many of them are your neighbors. Many of them you perceive as your friend. They are not. They are a 5th column and they will turn on you at the first chance. Voting in elections only works when everyone plays by the rules. If you don’t see that the Democrat party has gone full retard then you are a fool.

        This country can not be saved at the ballot box. The Tree of Liberty needs to be refreshed.

      5. God Bill, I hope you’re right. But to paraphrase a Minute Man at Lexington Concord: ” If they mean to have a war, let it begin now.” I do not want my grandchildren to have to fight the coming civil war. Hell, I’m a 70 year old disabled Vietnam Vet, so I do have an idea what an armed conflict is all about,and I for one would rather clean this situation up for good now than leave the mess for my kids and grandkids.

        1. Papa Bear.
          another Vietnam Vet here.
          that’s EXACTLY my thoughts as well, might not SCOOT LIKE I USED TO, BUT CAN DAMN WELL SHOOT LIKE I ALWAYS COULD.
          AND BETTER ME THAN MY KIDS OR GRANDKIDS.

    14. Smart patriotic people will always prevail over the violent leftist people. Calm thought outlasts loud shouting and hysterics. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

    15. Your people, Roger Katz, are responsible, just as they were last time, and they’ll lose just like they did last time too.

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