Mike McLeod has caught some flak recently because he wrote that he would welcome a military coup to remove President Obama and to make Congress get back to working for the people instead of fighting among themselves. I understand his frustration, but I would be concerned about the personalities in any coup.
That said, what is going on is not working. The left and the right never agree, and nothing constructive gets done! I have to believe that the nation faces four possibilities:
1. Stagnation ... immigration, unemployment, financial waste, moral decay, and the radical Islamic threat all lead to a broken infrastructure and a weakened military; dissension mounts, anger grows, militias begin to appear in many states, and this leads to ...
2: Civil War ... state against state, county against county, neighbor against neighbor; it would make the events of the 1860s look like maneuvers.
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Think it can't happen? The people of Mississippi have little in common with the people of Massachusetts. We have spent a good amount of time in both South Carolina and Southern California. They are not just a nation apart, they are a world apart.
3. Congress and the state governments, understanding the splits within the nation, work together to build a blueprint for the peaceful and amicable separation of the USA. Separation into two or possibly three or four separate countries.
None of these possibilities may be appealing to many people. So how about No. 4?
4. The speaker of the House and majority and minority leaders lay down the law to all the members: "You will stop bickering and work together!" Same thing in the Senate.
The president will realize that the Founding Fathers were probably the wisest group of men to ever come together to establish a nation, and he will follow the Constitution explicitly!
I believe any one of the first three possibilities has a better chance of happening.
John A. Holcom