This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it.
All quite true. However, it seems pretty clear that at minimum a very large minority and quite possibly on many issues a majority of “the people” are in favor of these usurpations.
So “the people” is not a unified group opposed to the government. Unfortunately.
Any revolt against this government will be an ideological civil war, not a regional one, and will be very nasty. See Spanish Civil War for a start on what it would be like.
“See Spanish Civil War for a start on what it would be like.”
Yes. Hardly anyone knows what the SCW was about or looked like or if it even happened. Those who do are almost always parroting the ‘red’ notion of what it looked like.
I have been discussing this for years with my friends (I have patient friends) but almost every faction in America today has an analog to some faction in the SCW. The only thing preventing it here is a more generalized prosperity, but that is fading.
God deliver us from such a trial.
I agree that a future American civil war would be much more like the Spanish Civil War than the American Civil War.
However, I don’t see such a rebellion happening. There are too many citizens that would cheer the government’s overreach or be too dumb to know it has happened and see the rebellion as treason. We also are, in general, much more prosperous and softer than Spain was before its civil war, so I can’t see a widespread civil war being fought out by citizens. I guess a coup could possibly happen, but that’s about it.