…is unlike anything since the Civil War. Is there another civil war brewing in America? I think that there may very well be.
The path that we are on will lead to the people being enslaved by government with no individual liberty, or there will be a civil war that tears this country apart.
I can only hope that we get enough people in government like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Alan West and others that can turn this ship around before it is too late.
This is a good read. I thought it needed sharing.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
When Abraham Lincoln gave that speech in 1858, a civil war was brewing. The states, as well as the people, were sharply divided on the issue of slavery and state’s rights. In 2013, could another such war be looming? A war that the government is encouraging for the sake of its own gain of power?
Most “normal” people would scoff at the idea. Sure, we may have our differences, but few would believe that it will actually lead to violence and bloodshed. We’re all Americans, after all. But while this is true, we have recently become a nation of specialized citizens. Anglo-Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans. Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, liberals, conservatives. And the list goes on.
While no one is suggesting that people should not embrace their individual heritages, we should not do so at the expense of alienating ourselves from our neighbors. We’re all in this together. One need only watch TV, read a newspaper, or attend a local government function, however, to see that we are drifting further apart. We no longer simply disagree. We disagree vehemently. Disagreements are no longer tempered by civility and respect for the opposing view. Heated words and insults are now de rigueur. Many liberals and conservatives view each other not with simple disdain, but with absolute hatred.