NY writer warns: ‘The Civil War is here’

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In an article published Monday at FrontPageMag.com, Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center and a New York writer who focuses on radical Islam, said that a new civil war has already begun.  The article, headlined, “The Civil War is Here,” caused the term to trend on Twitter.

According to Greenfield, this war, at least for now, is quite different from the one fought between the States in the 19th Century.  That is to say, there’s no cavalry charges and no cannon fire — yet.  And, he notes, “the left doesn’t want to secede. It wants to rule.”

According to Greenfield:

The left has rejected the outcome of the last two presidential elections won by Republicans. It has rejected the judicial authority of the Supreme Court when it decisions don’t accord with its agenda. It rejects the legislative authority of Congress when it is not dominated by the left.

It rejected the Constitution so long ago that it hardly bears mentioning.

It was for total unilateral executive authority under Obama. And now it’s for states unilaterally deciding what laws they will follow. (As long as that involves defying immigration laws under Trump, not following them under Obama.) It was for the sacrosanct authority of the Senate when it held the majority. Then it decried the Senate as an outmoded institution when the Republicans took it over.

It was for Obama defying the orders of Federal judges, no matter how well grounded in existing law, and it is for Federal judges overriding any order by Trump on any grounds whatsoever. It was for Obama penalizing whistleblowers, but now undermining the government from within has become “patriotic”.

Democrats, he added, have become radicalized by its insane base, and as a result, have rejected the Constitution and has no allegiance to the United States as a sovereign Republic or our form of government.  All that matters is ideology.

As a result, he explained, compromise is impossible.  We see this in the mostly party-line votes that are now routine in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

And it’s not just liberals in Congress.

“Judges have cloaked this rejection in law. Mayors and governors are not even pretending that their actions are lawful,” he added.

The choices in this civil war, he continued, “are clear.”

We can have a system of government based around the Constitution with democratically elected representatives. Or we can have one based on the ideological principles of the left in which all laws and processes, including elections and the Constitution, are fig leaves for enforcing social justice.

But we cannot have both.

Some civil wars happen when a political conflict can’t be resolved at the political level. The really bad ones happen when an irresolvable political conflict combines with an irresolvable cultural conflict.

What happens next?

That depends on the left.  Either we return to the principles of the Constitution and put country ahead of party and ideology, or face the very real possibility of an actual conflict.

Greenfield notes:

The left doesn’t believe in secession. It’s an authoritarian political movement that has lost democratic authority. There is now a political power struggle underway between the democratically elected officials and the undemocratic machinery of government aided by a handful of judges and local elected officials.

What this really means is that there are two competing governments; the legal government and a treasonous anti-government of the left. If this political conflict progresses, agencies and individuals at every level of government will be asked to demonstrate their allegiance to these two competing governments. And that can swiftly and explosively transform into an actual civil war.

And for those who may not have been taught history, the last bloody civil war cost hundreds of thousands of lives.

The left, he said, “is a treasonous movement.  The Democrats became a treasonous organization when they fell under the sway of a movement that rejects our system of government, its laws and its elections. Now their treason is coming to a head.”

Greenfield’s piece prompted a great deal of discussion on Twitter:



As I noted shortly after the election, liberals across the country went berserk, advocating the murder of Trump and those who voted for him.  Liberals, insane with rage, physically attacked Trump supporters and even beat one man’s dog.  One liberal protester told CNN that people have to die because Trump won.

The situation hasn’t gotten any better, with the liberal media all but openly advocating Trump’s assassination and a coup d’etat against the administration.  So-called “anti-fascists,” or “Antifa,” have even threatened children while teaching college students to physically beat Republicans.

As we recently saw in Huntington Beach, some Trump supporters have said, “enough is enough” and are defending themselves against violent liberals.

Do liberals really want a second, bloody civil war over Donald Trump?  It sure looks that way.

Greenfield’s entire piece, which can be seen here, is a must-read…

Exit question: Will Democrats reject or rein in their insane base, or will they follow them like lemmings into something they’ll end up truly regretting?  After all, it’s only the future of America as a free republic at stake…


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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