Skip to comments.Can We Prevent a Second Civil War?
Posted on 04/29/2011 9:26:36 AM PDT by marktwain
There are three issues that could presently trigger a Civil War in America:
* Illegal aliens. A government that refuses to protect our borders, the methodical structure of citizenship, and the rule of law, will only be tolerated for so long. America is reaching a tipping point on this issue.
* Abortion. Irreconcilable differences here. This may likely become as potent an issue as slavery was in the 1860s.
* The right to keep and bear arms - see "2A Today for The USA"
No other significant present day problems could potentially result in the brother against brother tragedy of a Second American Civil War.
Sooner or later, the massive invasion of America by illegal aliens will be confronted, if not by the rule of law then by either armed police officers and soldiers or armed citizens. There are twenty million or more illegal aliens entrenched in this nation now. How many tens of millions more will it take to reach a tipping point? At what point will law enforcement agencies and/or the military begin to do the job they were sworn to do? At what point will citizens themselves be forced, by government inactivity, to confront this invasion by force of arms?
Will the liberal politicians actually allow this showdown? Is this actually the sort of crisis opportunism that Obamas Rahm Immanuel, and other leftist cultural Marxists, relish?
As an American, and a gun owner, would you take to the street to confront this illegal alien invasion? Do you have a personal breaking point on this issue?
I wont deal with abortion here, except to note that the anti-abortion forces have the same moral intensity and personal commitment that was demonstrated by the slavery abolitionists of the nineteenth century. We saw where that led in America.
However, there is a third possible cause of a Second American Civil War: infringement of the right to keep and bear arms.
This nations Second Amendment freedoms have too long been burdened with the lethargic, tunnel vision behavior of the gun owners known as Elmer Fudds, or, as Aaron Zelman used to call them quackers. This is the good ole boy type who simply doesnt care about gun registrations, permits, regulations, or even confiscations, as long as he can keep his deer rifle or shotgun and exercise his sportin rights. This myopic fellow can be bought off for the price of a buck tag or duck license. Even Senator Chuck Schumer is a Fudd! I aint gonna take your shotguns away, fellas!
On the other side of the room from the Fudds is the Cold Dead Fingers crowd. A lot of tough talk over in that camp. A lot of arm chair patriotism and rhetorical heat. A lot of let em try to take my guns! chest puffing. But somewhere at the core of this quite large group of gun owners is a determined minority that does really mean it.
I would assert that every single one of these very determined armed Americans has some idea, deep in his or her heart, as to what their personal line in the sand actually is. When it comes to this amorphous, mostly low profile, group, the hammer is cocked. These folks are getting to be known as the Three Percenters.
What the cultural Marxists, elitists, and authoritarians who advocate gun control (read "Know Thine Enemy") dont seem to be able to grasp is the strange fact that a significant minority of human beings are willing to fight ferociously to preserve their freedoms. This irascible minority has yet to be awakened to action. But theyre sleeping with one eye open.
The attacks on the Second Amendment have, since 1934, been so gradual and incremental that the victim disarmament forces have prevailed to an amazing degree. They hear the loud complaints of gun owners, then make strategic compromises with other compromisers, and then, sure as day, theres another gun regulation, permit process, limitation, restriction, tax burden, or license needed for each of us to exercise an unalienable right that, according to the American Bill of Rights, shall not be infringed.
Makes me think of the laughs I got as a kid when, in the Bugs Bunny cartoons, Elmer Fudds head turned into a big SUCKER when Bugs had tricked him once again. What also comes to mind is Charlie Brown and Lucy with her football, the football, that, to my knowledge, Charlie Brown was never able to kick. Only, unlike the comics, few of us are smiling about this. This could become deadly serious. Because the sneaking vermin cannot be allowed to win.
What must be obvious to any truly concerned American gun owner is that we absolutely must take EVERY action afforded us to prevent a Second American Civil War. This means that gun owners must become far more personally involved. Gun owners have to really grow fangs and learn to snarl in a societal and political sense. Wake up! You are the gun lobby these insidious liars and manipulators complain about! Remind them of that in every lawful way that you can.
Do you want to remain completely anonymous, but still help? A blank postal money order sent to GOA, SAF or JPFO works just fine, thanks.
We have to learn how to warn these gun prohibitionists off with unrelenting determination. When we gain a political victory or legal victory like the Heller or McDonald cases, we must be willing to dig into our own pockets and financially support those who truly won those victories, so that they may drive forward and win another, and another, with relentless momentum.
Political activism doesnt need to cost much at all, especially in this day and age of email and unlimited phone calling plans. If you cant afford to donate money to a Second Amendment organization, write the letters, send the emails, and make the phone calls in support of our gun rights. Talk to your gun owner friends and neighbors. Dont let them remain Fudds or Quackers!
Or, when you hear They aint gonna get my guns!, ask that person how he or she is going to stop them. Dont let this kind of chest puffing go unquestioned. Ask the arm chair warrior what he or she is doing now, today, to PREVENT that horror. If the question makes them uncomfortable it should! It wont be Chuck Norris, Sly Stallone or Arnold coming through with minor flesh wounds, friends. A Second American Civil War will not be played out on a Hollywood set. You wont be able to get up and leave the theater.
We need to prevent that war before it happens. How can we best do so? By preserving our right to keep and bear arms. Contribute to JPFO today and help us to protect that right. So called gun control must be completely destroyed. We must restore the pre-1934 state of affairs to America. Join JPFO today.
Frequent JPFO contributor and strategist, Kirby Ferris collaborated intensively with Aaron Zelman over the last two years. Ferris is now the Public Affairs Director of JPFO.
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Really? How about one brother increasingly appropriating the fruits of the other brother's labors?
This will 'bring it on' before anything else.
The left realizes that there’s only so much “nibbling around the edges” in implementing communism without disarming those who would resist.
They either need to be identified, put out of power, and safeguards set up to prevent their return to power,
or we’re going to have the third war for independence, precipitated by an attempt to disarm the “resistors”.
I agree and the catalyst will be union activism. They are trained to mayhem and violence, so it comes easily to them.
brother against brother tragedy of a Second American Civil War.” An illegal alien is no brother of mine?
“Can we prevent a second civil war?”
First question: why would you want to?
Lest anyone fly off the handle and call that insensitive, let me say this, a civil war would not be the worst thing that could result from current situation. One side is already fighting hard, and has been for a century...and they’re winning. War isn’t pretty, but submission to tyranny is uglier still.
We’re opponents in a serious game. Playing to win is good - taking our ball and going home if we don’t get our way isn’t...
Exactly. The coming economic meltdown will trigger it - those other issues are irrelevant. The Takers will want to keep right on taking - directly from the public once their intermediaries in government are incapacitated. The public will fight back. It’s going to look like (and be labeled by liberals as) a race war, but it will be 100% caused by the public miseducation system run by those same liberals.
WRONGO!! The biggest threat to ignite a 2nd U.S. civil war is looming--when Obama loses in 2012. Looking forward to it. (Him LOSING)
No other issues? I disagree. Our financial problems are a major issue.
you really believe that? astonishing.
By way of comparison, Islam has been waging jihad for 15 centuries. We fought back, briefly, in the time of the Crusades, but since then we have largely submitted to Islamic encroachment. The other side fights hard, and we try to ignore the struggle.
In the same way, as you indicate, the Left has been at war with western civilization for a long time. I would say it really began with the French Revolution in 1789. The other side fights hard, and we try to ignore the struggle.
I have no desire to delay the struggle. I want the fight, because everything I value in this earthly realm is slipping through my fingers.
I think Federal intrusion into our personal lives is a 4th issue which could trigger things. People are pretty fed up with being told what they can eat, where they can go, what they can say, what they can wear, what they must believe, etc. etc.
Bailing out bankrupt liberal states with the federal tax dollars (present or future) of conservative state residents.
And the media will spin it as the “racist hoarders” “massacring the hungry”.
Dittos to your comments!
I think he misses at least one other major tipping point.
That is ever-increasing legal robbery by government from the producers to whatever other classes government deems is the proper recipient of those monies. Government-sponsored and approved class warfare.
This will only be tolerated for so long too if they do not stop. You can only ‘go galt’ for so long. There are always new ways to tax those you believe you’re not getting enough out of, currently.