Skip to comments.A scenario for the second civil war
Posted on 08/31/2016 5:49:41 AM PDT by Travis McGee
MATTHEW BRACKEN is a former Navy SEAL (BUD/S Class 105), a Constitutionalist, and a self-described freedomista. Hes the author of several books, including Enemies Foreign and Domestic. This is the first part in a series of different authors thoughts on the next civil war. Heres what Bracken sees as a potential scenario for the next American Civil War.
The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights does not grant Americans the right to armed self-defense, it simply recognizes and affirms this God-given human right. The Constitution, including the Bill or Rights, is a very succinct document that was written in plain English intended to be fully understandable by ordinary citizens, requiring no interpretation by judges. Article III of the Constitution discusses the responsibilities, powers and limitations of the Judiciary, including the Supreme Court.
Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that the Supreme Court is a super-legislature authorized to amend the Bill of Rights by a simple majority vote among its nine lifetime-appointed justices. In fact, Article III Section 2 explicitly grants to Congress the power to regulate which cases the Supreme Court may adjudicate at all. However, in the current political climate, with a toothless Congress abdicating its power to the Executive and Judicial branches, it is unlikely that the Supreme Court will be reined in and confined within its Constitutional limits.
My scenario for a second American civil war involves a Hillary Clinton victory in November 2016, followed in 2017 by the appointment of a Supreme Court justice politically to the left of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The Second Amendment will then be gutted using a specious argument such as that the militia has evolved into the modern National Guard, meaning that there is no longer a right for private citizens to individually keep or bear arms. Liberal politicians and the collaborating liberal mainstream media will be in full-throated agreement with this false interpretation of the Second Amendment.
Subsequently, some states will ban semi-automatic pistols and rifles capable of taking a detachable magazine, meaning that nearly all semi-automatic firearms will become illegal with the stroke of a pen. Firearms confiscation raids against gun collectors and outspoken Right to Keep and Bear Arms activists will then take place with the intended purpose being to strike fear into holdouts. But instead of forcing gun owners into compliance, the confiscation raids will be the trigger for a new civil war. There will be casualties among both citizens and law enforcement as these confiscation raids are increasingly met with armed resistance.
The First Amendment will likewise be gutted, using the argument that the bitter clingers who are still advocating the obsolete interpretation of the Second Amendment are supporting terrorism when they argue that law enforcement has no valid legal or moral reason to engage in gun confiscation raids. Freedom-oriented writers will declare that the federal government is in breach of contract with the people, because the rogue Supreme Court had no authority to unilaterally nullify key elements of the Bill of Rights.
Millions of Americans who still support the original interpretation of the Second Amendment will consider those who advocate the new interpretation to be traitors and domestic enemies of the Constitution. Writers who argue that the new interpretation of the Second Amendment is invalid, and that citizens are therefore morally justified in opposing the new gun laws by force of arms will be arrested for inciting violence and encouraging terrorism. Websites which promulgate these views will be banned and shut down.
At that point, with no other options available to oppose the emerging hard tyranny, a guerrilla insurgency will emerge, and some of those responsible for limiting the Bill of Rights will become victims of sniper attacks. Targeted individuals will include national politicians, prominent journalists and federal law enforcement personnel who vocally support or even simply enforce the new gun bans. These deadly sniper attacks will typically involve a single shooter firing a single shot from long range. Federal law enforcement will be given the impossible task of predicting who will become the next sniper from among scores of millions of Americans. Gun confiscation raids and arrests for inciting violence will escalate, and so will the retaliatory sniper attacks.
The start of Civil War Two will probably be pegged to the assassination of a prominent judge or politician who is held responsible by constitutional originalists for invalidating the First and Second Amendments. The new tyranny will not back down in the face of these sniper attacks, but will double down in its efforts to disarm the resistance. Arrests and disappearances of constitutional extremists will be countered with even more sniper attacks against key supporters of the new tyranny. Civil War Two could resemble the Dirty War in Argentina during the 1970s, with recalcitrant constitutionalists becoming the victims of secret government special-action units. Its difficult to imagine the final outcome of an American dirty civil war, but its impossible to imagine the forces of tyranny successfully disarming the American people.
Its well known that Switzerland has never been invaded by a foreign power, largely because of its national policy of providing adult male military reservists with modern battle rifles, which they keep at home for their entire lives. Its less well understood that Switzerland has also never seen the emergence of a tyranny, and for the same reason: a would-be tyrant would not survive for long in Switzerland. Likewise, would-be tyrants in the United States might have a strong desire to disarm the American people, but any widespread attempts to do so will, at the very least, result in a prolonged and bloody dirty civil war.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security
First, though I am a transplant, I knew even growing up in Connecticut that Civil War was a misnomer. Secession is not the same as Civil War. The colonies’ war with England was NOT a Civil War. I normally refer to it as the War of 1861, as that is not weighted in any direction. Of course War Between the States and War of Northern Aggression are other names popularly given.
What the author describes WOULD be a Civil War. While there are still Red states and Blue states, there are people on both sides, everywhere, even in the cities.
Looks like it’s going to be a super-deadly, super-toxic mix of the worst the Balkans had to offer and the South american “Dirty Wars”.
I hope to be dug in as best I can before that goes down.
Please read these two articles one after the other, and understand that it’s very unlikely that there will be a smooth transition of power in January.
“Homeland eyes special declaration to take charge of elections”
“A Candidate’s Death Could Delay or Eliminate the Presidential Election”
“Buy Lots Of Ammo Today.” (You will need it.)
The Civil War was started because of acts of attempted secession and aggression by secessionists attacking federal installations. Nonetheless, it was a Civil War.
All they have to do is bring in five or ten or fifteen million Mooslims and wait for us to defend ourselves against them, then the US feral government will declare a just war on natural born citizens.
Go down fighting is all I can say.
As an example for the others if for no other reason.
I was asked to write about a possible CW2 scenario, and some other scenarios were already spoken for.
This is just one path among many, and all paths wind up in CW2 and grid-down.
There is no smooth landing ahead, no safe runaway truck exit.
We’re on the Titanic, the iceberg is dead ahead, and the captain is insane and has locked himself in the bridge and chained the wheel.
That's a pretty good summary.
I've long said that I believe my death will be at the hands of a government agent. I'm starting to believe that more and more each day.
I understand your line of thought but a Civil war is not solely defined by a ubiquitous intermingling of combatants.
It is most commonly described as a war between citizens of the same country - nothing in that description says that it has to be along state or regional lines nor does it confine itself to a melee conflagration with no distinct geographical boundaries. You are splitting hairs.
“government will declare a just war on natural born citizens.”
Wonder if Obama, Rubio, and Cruz will consider themselves natural born then?
The proposal to “monitor” elections if not take it over certainly worries me.
Yes, this will be triggered by attempting to disarm us for our own safety from a domestic threat the same government created, after unconstitutionally banning firearms from the hands of private citizens.
I’ve spoken of a similar scenario...I think it is highly likely if she wins. It might take a while for it to happen...but it will if the court swings left of commie. There will be states, like my state of Texas, that won’t sit by and obey that ruling. Then...it’s on.
No matter what any person or persons do or don’t do, there is a cleansing coming, and it will be Old Testament in scope and nature.
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