A lefty just discovered history. Northerners are always accusing those of us in the South of attempting to relive the Civil War. Read this:
Expelling members of Congress, or of SCOTUS, because you don’t like their politics is tantamount to a declaration of war. You are in effect saying that you are going to impose your will upon the other party.
Many consider the shots at Fort Sumter to be the first shots of the Civil War, but one must remember that no one was injured or killed in that event. The first skirmish of the Civil War that involved blood was the reason why those members of Congress were expelled: The Battle of Philippi.
The incident served to embolden the Union, but it wasn’t exactly a battle. Since there had been no hostilities at this point, the 800 confederate volunteers, who had not yet even formed into regiments, didn’t post any sentries and were unprepared for battle. The 3,000 Union troops surrounded and entered the town, intending to perform a sneak attack. This sneak attack accidentally began prematurely when Union troops scuffled with a farm owner. The shots caused the unprepared confederates to rout, and there were a few casualties on both sides (a total of 30, to be precise).
The Union press seized upon this rout of the confederates, and predicted that the war would be a pushover that would end in a few weeks. Some political machinations led to the congressional expulsions, with the Union replacing those members with northern sympathizers.
As a result of the sneak attack, the Union ordered the Union
general (McClelland) to invade Virginia and drive to Richmond.
Seeing no other option, the Confederates decided that armed resistance was the only solution. The first battle of Bull Run came ten days after those members of the legislature were expelled. That battle was the first organized battle of the war, and resulted in 4,700 casualties.
Is that what they want? Do they think that the war will be easily won? Are they planning on kicking out our legislators, gaming the courts, and ruling over us? If so, do they think that we will simply accept being ruled? Judging by some of their statements, it seems so.