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Winning the New Civil War (OPINION)

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The American Civil War of 1861-65 is considered the first “modern” war. Both sides used advances in communications and military technology that resulted in 600,000 deaths. Now, more than 150 years later, Americans are engaged in a new civil war.

This time it is not a war of armies and weapons and regional animosity—it is a war of visions. Liberals and conservatives each have a different vision for the future of the nation. Conservatives believe in the Constitution and the rule of law. The vision of “progressive” liberals is an authoritarian socialist nation run by unaccountable bureaucrats—an approximation of Venezuela, somewhere between Stalin’s Soviet Union and Orwell’s 1984. The conflict over these value systems has escalated into the new civil war.

We have many strong indications that this is a hot war: the depredations of Antifa, a contemporary incarnation of Nazi brown shirts; Maxine Waters urging liberals to confront Trump supporters; mobs threatening the homes of prominent conservatives; the attacks on Justice Brett Kavanaugh; and the attempted impeachment of President Trump by partisan Democrats in the House.

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The war began when Barack Obama was elected president. After promising just the opposite, the Obama presidency played into the leftist strategy of “divide and conquer.” The fraud known as identity politics was a child of the Obama years. Using their perverted version of “diversity,” the Democratic Party—under the leadership of Obama—exploited discontented elements in American society to foment division and hatred. Obama’s comments in case after case—lies and distortions—stoked the fires of racial discord. After eight years of Obama, relations between conservatives and liberals were worse than ever and the country was plunged into darkness.

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This new civil war is much more intimate than the old one. Instead of North pitted against South, we have friend against friend, neighbor against neighbor, brother against sister, wife against husband. It may be happening on your street or even in your bedroom. Try as you may, you cannot escape its tentacles. Author Mark Levin calls this phenomenon the “balkanization” of society. The Left’s objective, Levin says, is to “collapse the existing society” by dividing the people against themselves. It appears to be succeeding.

The most alarming danger posed by the new civil war is the possibility that the United States could evolve into a totalitarian state within a few short years. Our system of government is strong because of “checks and balances.” One such check is the existence of multiple political parties. Now try this on for size: A rogue political party seeks a take-over of the federal government by forcing the other party out, ending checks and balances. That happens in totalitarian states, you say, not in the good old US of A? Well think again, because that is exactly what the Democrats have been up to since Trump won the election in 2016.

If the current crop of Democratic Socialists can win back both houses of Congress and the presidency, their stated aim will be the imposition of socialism and the eradication of the two-party system. The Democrats have figured out that they can rule unchallenged by opening the border to millions of “refugees” who are expected to vote for Democratic candidates. “If we can’t get enough Americans to vote Democratic, we will have to import them.” Attempts to invalidate Trump’s election are in service of this objective.

If you think I am simply an alarmist, remember that the Democrats have already succeeded in making the Republican Party irrelevant in California, New York, and Illinois. In those jurisdictions, Republican voters have effectively been disenfranchised. The Democrats are working overtime to do the same thing in Texas, Virginia, New Jersey, and other key states. If they had captured Texas in 2016, Hillary would be president—that’s how close it is.

Keeping Trump in the Oval Office and winning back the House should be the primary objectives of anyone who cherishes individual rights over big government. The alternative is an authoritarian socialist nation run by an elite cadre of Democrats fronting for unaccountable government bureaucrats—the Deep State. Washington bureaucrats will be the ultimate winners if the civil war is lost. The antidote to a Deep State victory is Donald Trump. He is their Kryptonite and they know it. The Mueller investigation didn’t work so now the Left is pushing impeachment to prevent a Trump landslide in 2020. My prediction: Trump will win in spite of all their efforts to defeat him. The war will be won by the Right at least until 2024.

Ed Brodow is a political commentator, negotiation expert, and author of seven books including his latest, Tyranny of the Minority: How the Left is Destroying America. His articles appear regularly in Newsmax, Daily Caller, American Thinker, Townhall, LifeZette, Media Equalizer, and other online news magazines.

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President Trump Tells 2020 Dems Bloomberg Won’t Help Them If He Isn’t Nominee

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VP Mike Pence Urges World Leaders To Stand Against Iran And Confront Anti-Semitism On Global Scale

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Anti-Semitism has been enjoying a disturbing comeback in modern day society as of late, thanks in large part to the anti-Israel sentiment being spread by folks in powerful cultural and governmental positions. The increase of attacks against Jews has even turned deadly with many becoming the victims of deadly shootings and hate crimes in New York City and elsewhere. In light of this, Vice President Mike Pence has urged global leaders to take on anti-Semitism and stand against the Israel hating nation of Iran. Here’s more on that from The Washington Examiner: Speaking in Jerusalem at the World Holocaust Remembrance Center to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on Thursday, Pence said the stories and legacy of those killed in the Holocaust must not be forgotten. “We gather to fulfill the solemn obligation, an obligation of remembrance, to never allow the memory of those who died in the Holocaust to be forgotten by anyone anywhere in the world,” he said. “Today, we remember what happens when the powerless cry for help and the powerful refuse to answer.” The vice president went on to pay homage to the survivors of the Holocaust “who all these years have borne witness to that evil and have served mankind by their example.” He also drew upon the legacy of those who fought against Nazism and anti-Semitism during World War II. “We must be prepared to stand as they did against the wave of their times. We must be prepared to confront and expose the vile tide of anti-Semitism that is fueling hate and violence across the world, and we must stand together,” he said. Leaders from more than 40 nations attended the speech, which Pence took as an opportunity to encourage them to stand against the Iranian regime, calling it “the…

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