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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    Greg Turner
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    Greg Turner

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

    Mark Koernke
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    Mark Koernke

    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… Read more »

    Alan
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    Alan

    With irrational screamers, a bit of cold water tends to soothe the fevered brow.

    Mark Koernke
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    Mark Koernke

    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

    CoosaTotahK9
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    CoosaTotahK9

    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… Read more »

    Don Baker
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    Don Baker

    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.

    Ac4gators
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    Ac4gators

    TERM LIMITS

    Scotty Gunn
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    Scotty Gunn

    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.

    Colonialgirl
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    Colonialgirl

    Saw this on another site and thought I’d post it here for everybody to enjoy !! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Everyone in America is playing… The #MeToo Game! You’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted. You are humiliated and upset. It’s time to roll the dice! Rules and Instruction: The goal of the game is to get justice. The path to justice can be treacherous, though. You’ll need your instinct, guts, and some luck to get there. 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… Read more »

    Rocketman
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    Rocketman

    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… Read more »

    YankeeBill
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    YankeeBill

    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… Read more »

    duh duh
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    duh duh

    Look at all those ” FOOD FOR WORMS ‘ volunteers .

    Michael
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    Michael

    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-

    Charlie
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    Charlie

    Make no mistake……eventually…..”there will be blood”! It’s just around the corner!

    Chuck Allen
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    Chuck Allen

    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… Read more »

    willy d
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    willy d

    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!!!!!!!

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Hesperian, responsible for what? What loss are you referring to?

    durabo
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    durabo

    Let the games begin! I plan to enter the “Runnin’ AntiFa” shoot.

    Stephen
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    Stephen

    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.

    MBH
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    MBH

    We are already in a civil war, the good guys just haven’t shown up yet!

    James Wagner
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    James Wagner

    You are correct sir !!!

    John W Bletsch
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    John W Bletsch

    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.

    Don Bailey
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    Don Bailey

    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,… Read more »

    Bill1
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    Bill1

    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,… Read more »

    Heed the Call-up
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    Heed the Call-up

    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.

    Oldmarine
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    Oldmarine

    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… Read more »

    Bill
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    Bill

    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.

    Ansel Hazen
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    Ansel Hazen

    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… Read more »

    Oldmariine
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    Oldmariine

    Oldmarine >>> Ansel Hazen
    Keep calm and reload
    Oldmarine

    Ansel Hazen
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    Ansel Hazen

    Got a Dillon 550c in the garage sir.

    Papa Bear
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    Papa Bear

    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.

    James Higginbotham
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    James Higginbotham

    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.

    E. Andre Bessette
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    E. Andre Bessette

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

    Hesperian
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    Hesperian

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

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Hesperian, responsible for what? What loss are you referring to?