Is our political discourse heading towards a civil war?
There’s a story on the front page of The New York Times about how it’s becoming more common for the term “civil war” to be used in our political discourse — and not always as a warning, but sometimes as something to be desired.
The dangers are real.
- The day after the FBI raid on Trump’s Florida estate, a man posted a call for “patriots” to kill federal agents on social media. Two days later, the man attempted an attack on an FBI office In Cincinnati.
- In June, an armed man made it as far as the sidewalk outside Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house. The man planned to break in and kill Kavanaugh and then himself.
- Members of Congress of both parties have been stalked and have reported an increase in death threats.
In an August poll, 43% of Americans said it is very or somewhat likely that there will be a civil war in the U.S. in the next decade. One-third of respondents predicted “a civil war between red and blue states.”
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