What would cause civil war in the United States?
Civil war without end
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/10/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/09/2013|
Based on the state of American political discourse, we're already deep in a Sybil war.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/09/2013|
Water shortages--which is a reality right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/09/2013|
A good, sane, competent, rational, reasonable, decent black man in the White House.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/09/2013|
Helen Lawson making a comeback.
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|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/09/2013|
A future Supreme Court decision that correctly asserted that the right to bear arms was solely dependent on the establishment of a well-regulated militia chartered to secure a free state. Like Switzerland.
That's when the guns would start getting used.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/09/2013|
A drummed up police action in response to a faux coup in "lawless Mexico"
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/09/2013|
No, R10, we'd never go to war over going to war with Mexico.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/09/2013|
yeah, it's going to be water.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/09/2013|
R12, so far R9 and R5 present the most likely scenarios (well, aside from the Helen Lawson comeback).
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/09/2013|
I'll make it simpler, R12. If the 2nd amendment were correctly interpreted so that guns are legal only for participating in national guard, military, or other organized militias. Not private use.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/09/2013|
How would water shortages cause a civil war? I can't envision that scenario.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/09/2013|
"How would water shortages cause a civil war? I can't envision that scenario."
Just don't fuck with the 1%'s supply of Evian.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/09/2013|
Ann Romney herself is a justifiable cause for civil unrest
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/09/2013|
R16, given that's the most COMMON scenario worldwide already, I'm not sure how you can't envision it.
Most wars are fought over resources.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/09/2013|
Inequitable distribution of wealth
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/09/2013|
Watch World War Z, that's what it will be like
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/09/2013|
[quote]A future Supreme Court decision that correctly asserted that the right to bear arms was solely dependent on the establishment of a well-regulated militia chartered to secure a free state. Like Switzerland.
Isn't military service compulsory in Switzerland? And they're required to keep a weapon at home. I fail to see how this would change much here.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/09/2013|
r19, the U.S. is not the world. The eastern half of the U.S. has plenty of water. For a civil war over resources, you need two factions of the country fighting over it.
Is California going to send its militia to the Great Lakes?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/10/2013|
It won't be a civil war it will just be a gradual slide toward breaking up and then when it hits it will be speedy and relatively peaceful like the USSR. Different cultures and beliefs are being more etched in stone and resentment builds.
Pretty soon states will begin holding back revenues. Refusing to participate in federal programs. Dealing with immigration on their own. Using their own state supreme courts to justify nullification. A congress and its federal offices unable to act on anything. You will never have enough manpower to enforce everything. A president really only welcome in a few areas of the country like the Northeast, California, and a few urban centers.
Wow all of that is kind of happening now. I say within 15 years the slide towards a breakup will be undeniable. Probably five separate countries to emerge.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/10/2013|
In a word, "Follies".
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/10/2013|
Still not seeing it, r24.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||11/10/2013|
The US is far, far too assimilated now possibly to have a civil war. However, I could imagine an insurrection or complete cultural disintegration as a result of an accident which disrupted food for more than 6 hours.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/10/2013|
5 separate countries? That wouldn't last long. If an area had resources, somebody would want to take them. When does the rest of the world walk in if the US is in a weakened state?
I do think you can quickly have a civil war if a small, armed group with some ties to larger issues wants one.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/10/2013|