"If I am wrong on any of this, please let me know. I am as confused as the rest of us on where this is all heading. Stay tuned, stay informed, stay prepared, and stay vigilant. Other than that, I have nothing. Seriously, nothing."
Yesterday, USA Today penned an article about how we are on the road (and close) to a Civil War. Today, Representative Steve King said the same thing. War. We are getting close to our new Fort Sumter moment in history. The ingredients are all there. The temperature is about at the right level. All it will take is one pivotal event, and then...what?
You kind of wonder if anyone has thought this out. We have dozens of scenarios on how it could start. I would venture to say nary an idea or clue on how it would end. Plus - who are friendlies and who are the enemy? There are no more Gray or Blue uniforms. It is just us civilians, who can't stand each other any more.
My question is simply this - America, are you ready to lock and load once again? Lock and load against fellow countryman, maybe neighbor, or - maybe even family member? What does law enforcement do when hostilities break out. Do they suspend Habeas corpus like they did in the last civil war? Or charge anyone who does harm to another citizen with a crime. If the entire country is fighting, who do you charge? What if law enforcement gets involved on a side? Questions, questions and more questions.
Here is the scariest part to me. Very few are talking about a civil war as being the worst thing on Earth. In fact, the talk is almost about the certainty, the inevitably of conflict. Okay, then I re-ask my question - then what? Will we be confined to our homes, out of fear of someone from "the other side" taking a pot shot at us? Do we need to open carry everyplace, just for our own personal safety? Will commerce even be functional? Or will the government need to declare marshal law? My feeling we could also have posse comitatus on steroids.
This would be a very good time for people like Maxine Waters to carefully weigh her words. She is just the type of person who could light the match with her rhetoric. Some say we have become very tribal as of late - maybe we have. I do know this - we have people who are fiercely loyal to this President. And we have others who would like to vivisect him into tiny pieces. That brings me to what I am the most concerned about. Impeachment. Impeachment if the Dems take over the House. The filing of letters of impeachment could be the lit match which starts a conflagration in Washington, and then spreads to the rest of the country.
If I am wrong on any of this, please let me know. I am as confused as the rest of us on where this is all heading. Stay tuned, stay informed, stay prepared, and stay vigilant. Other than that, I have nothing. Seriously, nothing.