This article in the TN Star, about civil war. What tripe.
"The author might benefit from considering how we got to this point. While we are still a country, we are no longer a nation, as in the Latin root natio, one people. The affinity by which people can be bound may be ethnicity, culture, a common aspiration, or even a common enemy, but in the absence of at least one such factor, we are no longer a nation. There was a time when we were one people, under God. No longer. One can trace the decline back to the Wilson era. Mussolini found much of his fascist inspiration from Wilson. Hitler, in turn, got much of his inspiration from Mussolini. FDR admired much of what both were doing.
The most obvious alternative to armed conflict and civil unrest is for the states to assert their rights under the U.S. Constitution, in particular to reduce the size of the Federal beast by limiting it according to the enumerated powers.
For the people of those states to look within for solutions to the problems that are unique to their sociopolitical demographic structure, rather than the central government and its "free money" - no such thing, everything has a price.
Review their own state constitutions, and that of other states, and decide which most closely matches their values and beliefs. Look at the composition and recent deliberations of those state legislatures, look at the degree of agreement or conflict within those deliberations. Are the arguments consistent with the state constitution, sound, considered and largely borne of reason, or emotional outbursts, and bellicose?
The divide within each state is largely along an urban/rural divide. Portland Oregon is much in the news these days, but if you look at the 36 counties that comprise the state, you will see just how stark that divide is. The population center of Multnomah county drives the rest of the state, but most certainly does not represent their values writ large. It is mob rule at its worst. The Republican members of the legislature recently had to flee the state in order to prevent a quorum on an issue before the super-majority Communist legislature.
But all of that takes effort, and people don't want to expend the effort. Our Governor is proving himself a tyrant worthy of the name by perpetuating a contrived state of emergency, further destroying the economy of what was one of the more sound states fiscally speaking, so that the state is further reduced to a state of dependency. Dependent on the cabal of private financiers that is the Federal Reserve.
And, for all of that, the legislature is doing what, exactly, to reign him in? Some words, but no concrete action. Just look to the blowhards in a room and in most instances those are the individuals least likely to act. In sum, there is no voting our way out of this.
And this is only a sideshow, a useful distraction; the globalists aspire to the destruction of the nation state, and they have a plan, a plan to replace "shareholder capitalism with stakeholder capitalism", which is to say the elimination of private property and profit, except for themselves, the worthy elite.
And they are executing that plan, in plain view: https://www.weforum.org/focus/
May the chains rest lightly upon you."