News of the day:
I was so disappointed and HURT on January 6th when our Capitol Building was defaced and treated with such disrespect. I was just as disappointed in our President who did nothing at the time to say, “THIS IS NOT WHAT I MEANT, PLEASE CEASE AND DECIST!” But he let it go unabated.
Now, from a rally of the former president I hear screams and calls for Civil War. Folks, someone is crazy! WE CITIZENS OF THE USA supposedly learned thru our last Uncivil war that folks get killed. Many politicians and encouragers stay out of the fray, BUT Brothers & sisters, cousins, kin and friends DIE! In mid 1800 up to 750,000 citizens died, 2.5% of the population killing each other. An all-out civil war today it is estimated a minimum of 7 million of us Citizens of the USA would die. That is about 5 in every 20 people.
I can’t understand people’s thoughts. I cannot fathom an ego that encourages this lunacy. THERE WILL BE NO CIVIL WAR, thank God (my opinion). In that attack on our Capitol Building foolish people thought they could change the rule of law by force, this is not Uganda, this is the USA.
Please read with some logic this piece extracted from an article by Dan Rodricks where he said:
William Gale and Darrell West, senior fellows at the Brookings Institution, examined the civil war question recently and concluded that, despite Republican claims of electoral fraud and efforts to suppress voting, we will resolve our conflicts through the ballot box, not combat. “The rule of law remains strong,” they wrote, noting that the president and federal government have the power to put down insurrection and punish those who engage in violence.
So I don’t believe we’re headed for civil war and, instead, agree with Graber about what’s more likely — less bloody but just as disastrous — if we remain on our present course: A country increasingly ungovernable.
End Quote (The highlighted part makes me cry for my country and I pray for some logic and intelligence to eventually prevail.)
Off my stump again.....