Skip to comments.America’s Better Than This
Posted on 08/06/2018 3:31:44 PM PDT by Kaslin
When I first heard reports and saw Facebook posts calling for violence, it seemed a sensational fringe suffering from Trump derangement syndrome, but recent polls are showing that more and more leftists are seeing civil war as the only answer to save America. Trump is delivering on his promises to reverse President Obamas leftist transformation, and the left hates him for it. Trumps recent appointment of Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and his threat to close down government if he doesnt get funding for his border wall has just further stirred up the lefts hornets nest!
Demonstrations no longer seem to be enough. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her pro-Trump colleagues were thrown out by the owner of the Red Hen Restaurant in Virginia mid-meal. Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi was followed and harassed by a leftist mob as she and her husband left a movie theater after watching the Mister Rogers documentary stressing goodness and love for ones neighbor. Antifa continues to call for violence against the right.
Outspoken Rep. Maxine Waters, chieftain of the Trump impeachment brigade, called for attacks on the Trump administration: "If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them theyre not welcome anymore, anywhere."
A recent Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey found that many voters fear that political violence is coming from opponents of the president. Nearly one-in-three think a civil war is next. Thirty-one percent (31%) of likely U.S. voters say its likely that the United States will experience a second civil war sometime in the next five years, with 11% saying its Very Likely. Sure, 59% consider a second civil war unlikely, but it doesnt take many to create strategic attacks. More realistically, 59% of all voters are concerned that those opposed to President Trumps policies will resort to violence, with 33% being Very Concerned.
Thomas W. Chittum warns in Civil War II: To understand the future, study the past. Throughout world history, all multi-ethnic empires have broken up, and almost always in cataclysmic violence. Therefore, the question is not if the multi-ethnic American Empire will shatter, but when and under what circumstances.
America has had a way of proving academics wrong. Despite strong disapproval by many conservatives, there was no civil war during President Obamas terms in office, and there will be no civil war now.
Certainly, there is a sharp divide in our country, and violence has broken out in small and tragic ways. Its time for responsible citizens to stand for the right of dissent and against the use of violence as a way of handling that dissent.
Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis is noted for advising that the answer to hate speech is not silence, but more speech. He wrote in his dissent in Gilbert v. Minnesota in 1920: Full and free exercise of this right by the citizen is ordinarily also his duty; for its exercise is more important to the nation than it is to himself. Like the course of the heavenly bodies, harmony in national life is a resultant of the struggle between contending forces. In frank expression of conflicting opinion lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action; and in suppression lies ordinarily the greatest peril.
Dont push. Dont demean. Dont assault. If you support President Trump contribute, vote in November, and campaign for the red wave that he will need to make progress on his campaign promises. If you are frustrated with his administration, do the same for the blue wave needed to make a change in Washington.
It takes courage and conviction of ones democratic principles to stand against those in your own party who move beyond dissent to violence. Never forget to protect the rights of your opponents and to confront any on your side who promote violence. America matters; you matter. Make a difference for civility.
The Democrats are running a full on insurrection right now and I guarantee its being run by Obama in the background.
We are better than this. The Democrats are not.
I do not recall that anyone on the right ever advocated or committed violence just because Obama was president. We did not like it, we roundly criticized his policies, but we did not threaten genocide. At least in public forums, leftists were talking about how they couldn't wait to start rounding up conservatives once Hillary was elected. And now that she was not elected, they are even more openly promoting violence.
This is just another column claiming a false equivalency between the left and the right. "Oh, of course what the Democrats are doing is dastardly and despicable. But, to be fair, the Republicans do the same thing!" No, they don't.
Obama isn’t smart enough to foment an insurrection.
>>and more leftists are seeing civil war as the only answer to save America
They are right, but on the wrong side. To them, “saving” America means eradicating the people who value individual freedom. You can’t “save” something by fundamentally transforming it into something that it cannot be without destroying it.
Maybe, but if the left starts shooting at the right, I hope to God the right shoots back and in full force. Otherwise, we will just continue the piecemeal neutering of our freedoms and our country.
“Throughout world history, all multi-ethnic empires have broken up”
What a dimwit.
All empires, of any ethnic composition, have broken up.
Want to know the future of America.?? Look to South Africa.!
Anger is a gateway to the demonic.
Well, don't you think we should negotiate..? /s
I agree. Obama is a dimwitted stooge.
Every day we see more proof that the US is run by corrupt oligarchs operating through the parts of the Federal government that in theory exit to protect us from being ruled by totalitarian oligarchs.
Meanwhile, people still argue, agitate, whine, cry, and moan over what the US should be doing overseas in the way attacking someone of using million dollar plus per missile Tomahawks rather than spending a million dollars per Interstate highway bridge that's listed as being in bad need of repair or used to pay down the ever growing mountain of debt we've piled up.
The odds of insurrection increase in direct proportion to the number of people who are more concerned with what some evil nation somewhere is doing rather than on what corrupt, immoral, evil, people right here in the US are doing.
What’s more Obama weaponized the IRS and other offices against the TEA party. Trump has not done this to Antifaaaaa BLM or PoundMeToo
"We can still PLUCK YEW." "PLUCK YEW."
Yes, we are better than than this. If we weren’t (and were like the leftards are) the streets would be running with leftard blood right now.
It's not so much ethnicity that divides us, but culture.
In times past, immigrants came to America from a multitude of different racial and cultural backgrounds, but most of them chose to assimilate into our American culture. Those who made that conscious effort, became mainstream Americans, and their progeny benefited greatly for it, as did the nation.
The motto, 'E Pluribus Unum', means, 'From Many, One'.
Striving toward that ideal - ONE people - not a hodgepodge of conflicting cultures, is what makes for a strong and united country.
If there is to be a break-up of this nation, one of its chief causes will be multi-culturalism, which is a repugnant assault against the very concept of America.
The Left, which now preaches this destructive idea as an article of faith, has itself, become an alien culture within our midst. If civil war should come, it will be a violent divide between the culture of America, and the alien culture of the Left.
Agreed. Identity politics is the most toxic poison (one of many) swirling in the gut of our Republic. By its very nature, it can only get more and more toxic until it the day where it either becomes lethal or is vomited out in a realization of the danger it presents.
The English Bowman. The lower class archers defeated the elite aristocracy at Agincourt, 25 October 1415. It took a lifetime of training, to draw the English Longbow. Down went the French Knights, and the supremacy of heavy horse cavalry.
For those on our side who wish for a civil war, this would be the prime way to have it sparked - by the Left....it would remove all doubt about who the bad guys are and be impossible to maintain the Leftist slant/spin about how peaceful they are.
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