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Escalating Calls for Civil War: A Disturbing Trend Among Republicans

According to The Hill report dated September 6, 2023, in recent times, a troubling narrative has been gaining traction within the Republican party.

The specter of civil war looms large in the discourse, particularly when it comes to the potential legal challenges faced by former President Donald Trump.

This rhetoric isn’t limited to grassroots Republicans; even former GOP leaders are voicing concerns about the possibility of civil strife.

This dangerous trend reflects the deepening entrenchment of right-wing grievance politics.

From state-level politicians in Georgia to high-profile figures like Sarah Palin, the rhetoric of civil war is becoming alarmingly common.

This article delves into the growing calls for violence within the Republican party and the implications it holds for the nation.

The state of Georgia serves as an illustrative example of this concerning trend.

State Senator Colton Moore, in a conversation with podcaster Steve Bannon, issued a stark warning that any prosecution of Donald Trump could ignite a civil war.

Moore even hinted at the possibility of Georgia state troopers participating in an effort to release Trump from custody. While Moore’s statements may be seen as extreme, he’s far from alone in this line of thinking.

Republicans are increasingly calling for civil war if former President Donald Trump is convicted of any of his four criminal trials. This is a dangerous and irresponsible trend that must be stopped.

In Georgia, state Sen. Colton Moore warned that any prosecution of Trump would lead to a likely civil war. He said, “I don’t want to have to draw my rifle,” and also seemed to imply that Georgia state troopers would be willing participants in an effort to bust Trump out of jail.

Former Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Kandiss Taylor also lent her voice to the chorus of war cries, describing Trump’s indictments as “treason” and “a hijacking of our country.” She said, “This is war, and I hope and pray it gets resolved before we use guns…we’re at war right now, a war for our freedom.”

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin assured Newsmax’s Eric Bolling that a civil war is “going to happen” if prosecutors don’t drop all charges against Trump. She said, “Those who are conducting this travesty and creating this two-tier system of justice […]we’re not going to keep putting up with this.”

These are just a few examples of the many Republicans calling for civil war. Their rhetoric is dangerous and irresponsible. It is important to remember that violence is never the answer.

The United States is a democracy, and we should resolve our differences through the democratic process, not through violence. If we allow our political leaders to incite violence, we will be setting a dangerous precedent that could lead to the destruction of our democracy.

A civil war would be a disaster for the United States. It would lead to widespread death and destruction, and it would set the country back for generations. It would also be a victory for those who want to see America divided and weakened.

We must all stand up against the calls for civil war. We must reject the violence and hate that is being spread by some Republicans. We must come together as a nation and find a peaceful solution to our problems.

Paul joined the Manchester Evening News in 2004 and Tosbos in 2022. A senior reporter, he's experienced in crime and court reporting - and also holds the defense portfolio.


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