How, When, Do We Come Together Again?
Pat Buchanan • August 16, 2022
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Nor is it only clashing morality that divides us.
For a nation, a country, a people, a democracy to endure, there needs be a broad consensus of belief, culture, custom and politics.
On the issue of law and order, without which a republic cannot stand, there is now disagreement over the role and conduct of our police.
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Has the great experiment run its course?
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Not sure it has “run its course yet”, but it surely can be seen on the horizon. Too bad, since it could have worked great indefinitely, I wonder what analysts will say at the end about what could have been done to keep it from failing?
True. I point to the killing of the black churches and families with LBJ’s “Great Society” welfare rules. It created 4 generations of welfare farmers.
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Upon reflection, Brion McClanahan points to the “Civil War” aka “The War of Northern Aggression” as the transformation from A Federal Republic to a monolithic “identify nation”. Hard to argue with him. (His credentials are vastly superior to mine.) The downward spiral certainly started there and just kept sliding at an accelerating pace. Destroyed the churches. Destroyed the civil society. Destroyed the mutual aid societies.