Regardless of the electoral outcome, the possibility of civil unrest
should not be discounted.
I wrote here about the Civil War of 1861 – 65 and here about the constitutional implications and causes of that war. Should violence follow the November election, the conflagration and its context will be very different. It will have less to do with North versus South or with our few remaining States’ rights. It may be influenced by the increasing misery brought on by persistent and worsening economic conditions and the tendency of governmental efforts “unexpectedly” to exacerbate rather than to ameliorate them.
There may be no discernible focus at all. Big riots can easily spring from circumstances ignited by minor displeasures, celebrations or for no apparent reason. “
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