Are The Actions By The State of California Provoking A Second Civil War?

In case you have not been paying attention to current events, the actions of the State of California in defiance of the Federal Government is strikingly similar to the run to the Civil War that began on this soil in 1860. This is a scenario that is too bitter to think about and it is even harder to write and speak about it. There are a lot of people who recognize the pattern and wonder just how long the Federal Government can allow this rebellion (that is what it is) to continue. Of course, we do not want to go there. Hopefully, the Left will not push the envelope any further.

As Written and Reported By Thomas Lifson for the Amerian Thinker:

Mass psychosis has gripped a significant fraction of the progressive regressive elites in the wake of their shock at the election and presidency of Donald Trump.  The open embrace by California and some other jurisdictions of nullification – the doctrine that states can ignore or obstruct federal law – is recapitulating the run-up to our 19th-century Civil War.  Serious publications are taking seriously the possibility of an actual armed conflict.

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The notion some on the left have that they would gain from such a conflict is insane on every level.  It would be a catastrophe of world historical dimensions, unleashing every bad actor in the world to enact its dream aggressions: China attacking Taiwan, Iran attacking Israel, and Russia restoring the old USSR borders, for starters.

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But how about the question of who would win?  Kurt Schlichter on Town Hall takes a cold, hard look at the question and concludes (correctly) that the blue-staters would get their posteriors handed to them.  His article, titled “Why Democrats Would Lose the Second Civil War, Too,” is must-reading, albeit unpleasant to contemplate.  I think he is highly realistic……


Thinking the unthinkable on a Second Civil War

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