Is The Next Civil War Starting To Build Momentum
The 2012 election is over and President Obama was re-elected. What do the implications mean? It might just be coincidence that President Obama is hailing from the same state that Lincoln did before he was President. Like Abe, Barack is now overseeing a divided nation. The question is, is the nation divided enough to begin another civil war as in Lincoln’s times.
ObamaCare is one of the mainstays of his first term in office. That law goes into full affect this term. Many businesses are already publically stating that they will not expand their business or hire new employees in order to avert the overwhelming costs that are coming to cover it. Watch closely as companies shut their doors, lay employees off or turn full timers into part timers. All of these are methods to help reduce business costs, but have the disastrous effect of also decreasing the personal income of citizens.
Companies are not the only ones taking notice or steps to do something about it. Several states passed referendums to nullify Obamacare in their states. They may think this is good, but with the usurpation of power from the states to the federal government, the federal laws are superior to the state laws so passing nullification laws may not have the desired effect. Some other action may be necessary to make such changes stick.
Those other actions are not lost on people. Currently there are 20 different states with petitions on the federal government’s petitions web site. Let us be clear here, I am no fan of the federal government or the way they do business but these steps are the beginning ones for DRASTIC change. The war for independence started with similar types of petitions to King George. When those petitions went unanswered we broke away from England.
The Civil War was fought over “state’s rights” when the federal government, run by Lincoln, tried to take all power into its own hand. Of course, the federal government was not happy about that and assumed dictatorial powers and trampled the South into submission. This move set the United States down a path of despotism and federal consolidation of power until we have the tyrannical government we are presented with today.
We look at history and we see that people are willing to absorb a lot of abuses. That is, until the pain of the abuse becomes too much and then they will do something about it. Today, there are 20 states listed on the federal petition web site all requesting secession from the United States. Just as with the Civil War, most of these are southern states and are citing “state’s rights” issues because of an over bearing federal government.
Only time will tell what really happens. If the states are serious about their petitions or not it should send a message to the feds that they screwed up and went to far. I do not hold my breath for the feds to understand. Over the last several decades the federal government has been building its own police state.
If I had to take a guess, should the states push forward with their claim, then the federal government will claim it is a rebellion, just like Lincoln did, and we will once again be a nation divided and at war with each other. The more that these states push their desire to secede the closer to reality this will become. If you have not already begun your preparations now might be a good time to start doing so, before it becomes too late.
Yours in Liberty