The United States was founded in a violent revolution and then, “fourscore and seven years” later, found itself in the midst of a brutal civil war that cost the lives of three quarters of a million Americans, more American deaths than in any other war.
Could another violent internal war in America erupt yet again? While it is not probable, the possibilities are sobering.
In 1776, the impetus for war had been brewing for many years. Indeed, as the Declaration of Independence made clear, “mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.”
When the evils of tyranny were no longer “sufferable,” the revolution became an all-out war.
Likewise, in 1861, the seeds of war had been long in taking hold, until they finally bore their [..]
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