May - Jun 2021
Lewis M. Andrews, The American Conservative - June 1
We need to stop treating Critical Race Theory as a serious argument and, instead, come to a better understanding of what its advocates only pretend to possess: a credible explanation for their own behavior
Howard Englander, Chicago Now - May 20
When the GOP kicked out Liz Chaney from leadership, they let it be known that they still believe that Trump won the 2020 election, and that means they do not consider Biden legitimate. This condition of a prevalent belief in the illegitimacy of the leader is the prime cause for civil war. Yes, we should be worried.
Damon Linker, The Week - May 18
The chilling events of Jan. 6 were made possible by profoundly deep differences between Democrats and Republicans — not over policy or morals, but over reality itself. What if the doubt that surrounded the legitimacy of the 2020 election for many people carries over into our next elections? If that doubt continues to grow and we continue to have close elections, it could easily lead to a breakdown in civil society and even civil war.
Travis Gettys, RawStory - May 18
Donald Trump nearly caused a civil war on January 6, but the precedent he set for doubting elections may doom our hopes of peaceful transfers of power in the future if elections continue to be close.
Angelo Codevilla, American Greatness - May 17
The media institutions that effectively determine what is and is not legitimate political speech pretend to defend "democracy," but in reality they are a ruthless oligarchy that rules the rest of the country by right of their mere ability to overpower all other voices. In this way, they are no different from every tyrant who rules by the principle that 'might makes right.'
Alex Lo, South China Morning Post - May 13
Americans are now dangerously close to experiencing a new civil war, but they don't realize it. The reason most Americans can’t imagine a second civil war here is because they’re thinking about the first one. They’re thinking about Gettysburg and big, large conventional armies fighting on the battlefield. But that’s not the way it’s going to happen. Ultimately, if civil war happens in the United States, it will be more like a Siege of Terr...
Bruce Ambramson, Amplify - May 6
We are living through a national trauma. The United States has jettisoned the rule of law and ceased functioning as a republic. Battle lines have been drawn. Progressives are moving quickly to cement their transformation of the country’s beliefs, attitudes, values, social structures, economic models, and government organizations. Patriotic Americans are waking up to recognize that conservatism failed to conserve much of anything. Progressives...
J. Robert Smith, American Thinker - May 5
No one denies that Americans are increasingly divided. There are only three choices: 1) total domination of one side over the other; 2) violent disunion; and 3) renewed federalism on a scale that is hard for us to imagine right now. Is this third option impossible? Perhaps, but only as impossible as the other two would be terrible in their effects. Would that not be the best way to prevent a cold civil war becoming hot?