... the elephant in the room:
There will be war, whether anyone truly desires it or not. There has always been war and there always will be war, the arrogant pretenses of the totalitarians and their self-serving promises of peace on Earth notwithstanding. As Vegetius wrote: Si vis pacem, para bellum. The Union cannot be saved because it no longer exists in the hearts of men.Mike Vanderboegh talks about this possibility (nay, eventuality) constantly, and I sadly, agree with him. Vox has been talking about it more and more.
What's interesting to me is that there is a slowly-growing trend for bloggers and some editorialists to mention civil war as a more and more likely possibility.
I really hope it doesn't come to that.