We are no longer a nation, and that is what’s so painful. That’s why this is so ugly. Historians years from now will mark the end of America, not as a point in time in our future, but one in our past. We exist today as warring clans who really do not want to live together but who are roped into doing so by laws reflecting an age past. We can’t separate; we are not allowed under existing law to do so. But the law does not make us a nation. We make us a nation, and “we” no longer exist. It’s time to move on and restructure.
The most immediate response to alleviate hatred and the specter of civil war would be to confederate. Confederation also could be a stepping stone for some areas to secede and form regional Monarchies through an agreed to transition process. It could be relatively painless; however, history reflects that it will not be so.
“In his 1882 lecture “What Is a Nation?” historian Ernest Renan defined the nation as ‘a soul, a spiritual principle. Two things, which are really one, constitute this soul and spiritual principle. One is in the past, the other the present. One is the possession in common of a rich trove of memories; the other is actual consent, the desire to live together, the will to continue to value the undivided, shared heritage …’ “
Vive le Roi et la France Catholique!