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Remember when talking about a potential civil war in this country meant getting fitted for a tinfoil hat? It was either that or people figured you were actually hoping for it. One or the other, generally. It wasn’t enough to say, “I see this coming.” No, it had to be either that you were nut or you were hopeful.

Considering how many people seem to think that’s in this country’s future these days, that has probably changed a good bit.

Thirty-one percent (31%) of Likely U.S. Voters say it’s likely that the United States will experience a second civil war sometime in the next five years, with 11% who say it’s Very Likely. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% consider a second civil war unlikely, but that includes only 29% who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Democrats (37%) are more fearful than Republicans (32%) and voters not affiliated with either major party (26%) that a second civil war is at hand.

But 59% of all voters are concerned that those opposed to President Trump’s policies will resort to violence, with 33% who are Very Concerned. This compares to 53% and 28% respectively in the spring of Obama’s second year in office. Thirty-seven percent (37%) don’t share that concern, including 16% who are Not At All Concerned.

Fifty-three percent (53%) are concerned that those critical of the media’s coverage of Trump will resort to violence, with 24% who are Very Concerned. Forty-two percent (42%) are not concerned about violence from media opponents, including 17% who are Not At All Concerned.

In other words, most people don’t think it’ll happen, but less than a third are convinced it’s not going to happen.

Realistically, I’m not sure how probable this is. I tend to think we’ve got a major blow coming. We’re way past due, in my opinion, which means we should all be a little conscious about that going forward.

But I do think no one is going to be let down by being ready. We’ve already seen groups of people in this country resort to violence in an effort to foist political change on people. The Antifa riots, for example, were nothing more than low-grade domestic terrorism. It’s not a leap for them to take it a step further, now is it?

What else was the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise but domestic terrorism? This was someone who resorted to violence to cause political change, the very definition of terrorism.

Is a civil war the same as domestic terrorism?

Well, it can be. It’s a matter of scale, though. It’s about numbers. The lone wolf domestic terrorist isn’t part of an army trying to change the United States government. It’s a schmuck who thinks his way is the only way.

But if you get enough of those schmucks together, the potential for ugliness increases.

I can already see the comments. “We’d win. No problem,” and other variations on that theme. Honestly, we probably would. We’d have the police and military on our side, most likely, and we’d have plenty of armed individuals ready to fight back as well. We’d hold the edge in most instances.

That doesn’t mean it won’t get ugly, though. Fighting in our streets, assassinations, bombings, all things we’re used to seeing on the news…in other countries.

Frankly, I hope that 31 percent is wrong. I really do.

 

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It's actually an invasion from outside globalist elitist forces using sympathetic as well as pathetic US citizens and illegals to make it appear to be an internal civil war.  They are funding it and pulling the strings.

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Well, there certainly is an invasion from outside, but I also think we've been rotting from the inside for over 30 years now... Globalist ideology, if not outright communism, has debased our ideas of personal excellence and responsibility.  We now look for the government to solve all of our (even personal) problems, as opposed to finding our own solutions.  We've spawned a generation of snowflakes, and as the years progress there will be more and more of them; to the point where "traditional American values" will be considered unamerican.  Hell, you can see it now, and it will only get worse.  To start, here are a couple of ideas you can think about.

 

1. Make English the official language of the United States.

2. Make every school make every student say the Pledge of Allegiance, every day.

3. Make Constitutional literacy a requirement for high school graduation.

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1 hour ago, The Resister said:

 

Holy bejeebers.  You said something I can agree with.

 

Still, our number ONE problem is that our own system creates worthless welfarites.  We start with drugging them in grammar school, encouraging it through high school and when they turn to illegal activity, we put them in jail or prison over their addiction and then lock them out of society by giving the public access to parts of their background that are irrelevant to most jobs.  

 

Minimum wage isn't enough to pay the rent anywhere in America.

 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/minimum-wage-doesnt-cover-the-rent-anywhere-in-the-u-s/

 

How bad is the situation?

 

I have eleven white males that are supposed to show up this week and we put up a fence.  I'm willing to bet anyone on this board that no more than three will show up.  ALL of them are currently unemployed and their only source of money is handouts by the government.  I only need three and if that many don't show up, I will swing by a strip mall  on Friday and come back with a load of Mexican workers that will put the fence up in a couple of hours.  I am willing to bet $500 to your $100 that no more than three white guys will show up to work.  If you bet against me, if four people show up, you have $600 this week-end for a $100 wager.  If I'm wrong, you lose a hundred bucks.  Do I have any takers?

 

I do this stuff often because if I hire the foreigners outright, people wail and complain.  But, when we're paying people not to work and their mommies think that their children should not have to work, then Americans don't want the job.  They've figured out how to live off the government, mommy and those dumb enough to give them various handouts.

 

I just liked you on this, however if illegal aliens were controlled well enough the market would adjust and eventually wages would increase or there would be citizens willing to do the work as paid if also agreeing with you, we didn't have such a cradle to grave welfare state!

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