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2018-11-17 Home Front: Culture Wars
We Were Made for Civil War
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Posted by newc 2018-11-17 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6477 views ]  Top

#1 A very well written observation of the repetitive history and a dissertation on the divides.

"Moving apart. American kinship today is fissuring into two visions of the nation’s future way of life. “Red” virtue imagines a continuity of family and community within a publicly affirmed national community. “Blue” virtue imagines personally chosen communities mediated through the individual’s relationship with the state. This framing extends across the range of creedal litigation. Hence, for example, Blue sees guns as a dangerous and uncivil individual choice, while Red sees them as the source of political equality, a constitutional freedom. Red sees abortion as a threat to family, community, and faith, while Blue sees it as an individual’s right to choose. Blue champions “necessary” controls on political speech to protect the vulnerable freedom of individual choice, while Red opposes state control of thought as a threat to individual rights. Yet both agree that their vision of virtue must be eventually enforced."
Posted by newc 2018-11-17 00:40||   2018-11-17 00:40|| Front Page Top

#2 "Both sides rush to tear down the constitutional order. Just since the 2016 election, we have witnessed a rolling thunder of Blue and Red elite rhetoric—packing the Supreme Court, abolishing the Electoral College, repealing the Second Amendment, wholesale state nullification of federal law, shackling of voter rights, and Deep State invocation of the 25th Amendment. These are all potential extremities of action that would not only dismantle our constitutional order, but also skew it to one side’s juridical construct of virtue, thus dissolving any semblance of adherence to law by the other. Over time each party becomes emotionally invested in the lust to dismantle the old and make something new."
Posted by newc 2018-11-17 02:23||   2018-11-17 02:23|| Front Page Top

#3 After thousands of years of human existance only during the past 150 years did mankind have automobiles. What nation accomplish that?

After thousands of years of human existance only during the past 150 years did mankind harness the immense power of the tiny electron, a power called electricity. What nation accomplished that?

After thousands of years of human existance only during the past 150 years did mankind find a way to fly through the heavens, communicate with each other over vast distances in real time, walk around on the moon and explore distant planets up close. What nation did that.

When progressives demonize the system that our nation has lived by since our beginning and demand we adopt the system that other totally un-exceptional barbaric nations suffer under, mankind will enter into the dark ages again.
Posted by Ebbavirt Clunk4147 2018-11-17 03:34||   2018-11-17 03:34|| Front Page Top

#4 "mankind will enter into the dark ages again"

That is the clarion call.
Posted by newc 2018-11-17 10:29||   2018-11-17 10:29|| Front Page Top

#5  "Both sides rush to tear down the constitutional order. Just since the 2016 election, we have witnessed a rolling thunder of Blue and Red elite rhetoric—packing the Supreme Court, abolishing the Electoral College, repealing the Second Amendment, wholesale state nullification of federal law, shackling of voter rights, and Deep State invocation of the 25th Amendment

Sounds like what the Blue side is doing, so what's with the "both your houses" bit?
Posted by charger 2018-11-17 12:49||   2018-11-17 12:49|| Front Page Top

#6 If the left had any brains they'd give up on the all or none federal approach and embrace states rights. They could then construct their perfect utopias on the coasts without a lot of trouble. Instead they push in the red states and get pushed back and it goes up to the Supremes who become far more important on social issues than they should be.
Posted by rjschwarz 2018-11-17 13:46||   2018-11-17 13:46|| Front Page Top

#7 Socialism never works when you can compare it to tyranny free areas
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2018-11-17 17:09||   2018-11-17 17:09|| Front Page Top

#8 I second charger -- how are conservatives tearing down the Constitutional order? By electing a qualified citizen who isn't a career politician?
Posted by Rob Crawford 2018-11-17 17:33||   2018-11-17 17:33|| Front Page Top

#9 " I second charger -- how are conservatives tearing down the Constitutional order? By electing a qualified citizen who isn't a career politician?"

It is not the fact that actually protecting the Constitution, OUR Governing Document, is what is amiss here. It is the point that fast or sudden governing changes amps up the OPTEMPO.

It becomes ever more aggressive like a childrens' schoolyard with ever more one-uppance.
Posted by newc 2018-11-17 22:22||   2018-11-17 22:22|| Front Page Top

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