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Will the United States suffer a second Civil War in the future?
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ozarker
Jul 01, 2011
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Yes. It seems inevitable.


accipiter
Jul 03, 2011
5 convinced
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Following the trend of people throughout the world, a push back against authority seems inevitable. Those in power continue to push for more power and those who feel they have none, eventually get tired of being stepped on.
I don’t see the prospect of a civil war as a necessarily bad thing, just an inevitability. The United States is no different than any other country. It is not about religion, ethnicity, gay marriage, abortion or moral indignation. All of these things are merely distractions.
When the pendulum swings far enough in one direction, nature says it must swing back. As long as people are squabbling over the little crumbs they are not concerning themselves with the pillaging of the treasury.


 
ozarker
Jul 02, 2011
1 convinced
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The fact is, each year the Conservative and Liberal "sides" (both in politics and in society) continue to widen the gap between them as society and culture move further and further from the foundational and core beliefs seen in Catholic and Evangelical Christianity. In such debates as abortion, gay rights and the separation of church and state - it would seem that society at large and American culture are moving in a more liberal direction. The political parties themselves find themselves locked more and more often in a position where compromise is no longer sought after, and in fact may not be desired. After all, "God did not say 'maybe'" is often enough of a reason for the Conservatives to refuse to find middle ground, when it comes to hot-button issues for them such as abortion and gay marriage. When compromise becomes impossible, persons who are motivated enough, and who are armed, may find it increasingly unbearable to live in a society where they feel that their religious beliefs are no longer respected by the government or by society at large. The majority of the Christian Conservatives live in parts of the country where the right to bear arms is taken as seriously as Gospel truth, and where the majority of citizens do indeed own guns. The last election was full of images of gun-toting attendees at political rallies. I distinctly remember seeing signs such as "the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots" and "By ballot or bullet". The situation would have to be right, but I could imagine a time when the Conservative masses rise up against a government they view as amoral and in opposition to their religion.

 
fra2591
Jul 02, 2011
0 convinced
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Maybe, between ethnecities. In 50 years, withes will be less than 50% of the population. Mexico could claim back Texas and new mexico... But lol it probably won't happen. And I like this website but I don't find it very clear. This one is better : theworlddebating.com

 
persia
Jul 03, 2011
0 convinced
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There are far too many different types of people in the United States of America. No one agrees on the same subject. So when someone is in power, he inevitably does things lots of people will disagree with. It only depends on how much of an extremists we are talking about.

 
stonewalljackson
Jul 29, 2011
0 convinced
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Constitutional conservatives vs liberal dirt bags.

 
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No. It would never happen.




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