I hope the answer is no. I hope David French of National Review is correct in his assessment. OTOH, I do not share his optimism.
If the two sides each had a “live and let live” mentality and didn’t mind the “Red” and “Blue” regions breaking up, this would have a peaceable resolution.
Having said that, I don’t see the Totalitarian Left–which dominates the Deep State–tolerating any breakup. Governor Moonbeam is going to want “Red” America to bail out California. And as businesses bail from Illinois, Washington, Oregon, and New England, those regions are not going to be thrilled at the prospect of funding their socialist scams without the support of the “Red” states.
Nor do I see a Beltway apparatus being amenable to an amicable split. They’ll fight it, and probably with real artillery.
I don’t like the prospect of war. I have blogged against that on these pages: Christians, as far as it depends on them, cannot afford to pick that fight with government.
People who want that war have not thought this through.
(1) The day you so much as aim a firearm–or any other piece of weaponry–at a government agent, your life as you know it is over. That means your family–from your children to your relatives–will not be safe. If you’re lucky, you will be in hiding for the rest of your life.
(2) Go ahead and gush about 1776, and how we kicked King George’s ass. That is not the general outcome of these wars. That our Revolution produced the most free and prosperous nation in world history is no guarantee that any such revolt will provide a similar outcome. More often than not, a civil war generally ends poorly.
What David French has provided is a best-case scenario, and I hope he is correct.
The cynic in me says we are heading for Civil War II. And it will make the first one look benign.
I say that because there are simply too many trigger-happy morons on each side.