2019 Nov 4, 8:29pm
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Here is a quick template for how we might more usefully decipher how this nation gets to another civil war. It is arranged as a short series of questions: 1) What is civil war? 2) Why do political-constitutional orders sometimes breakdown, rather than simply transform in response to change? 3) How is violence essential to constitutional and political resolution? 4) How close is the U.S. to such a break down, and its consequences?
What is civil war? Civil war is, at root, a contest over legitimacy. Legitimacy—literally the right to make law — is shorthand for the consent of the citizens and political parties to abide by the authority of a constitutional order. Civil war begins when this larger political compact breaks down. Civil War means that there is a functional split within the source of legitimacy between two parties, each of which was formerly part of the old constitutional order. Thus each can claim that it represents the source of new legitimacy, and the right to define a new or reworked constitutional order.
Aw come on you know it won't be contained to our borders. Blues would cry for help from uncles Xi and Trudeau at the minimum, and they would oblige.
Yo Libtards! Just wait when there's another Dem POTUS. Just wait.
When people start to recognize that their votes don't matter, and there is a disconnect from the corrupt dealings of the apparatchiks of the central government, then it's time for an amputation and a re-boot.