|John Stuart Mill|
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of a moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is far worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is worth more than his comfort and personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept free by the exertions of better men than himself."
John Stuart Mill
A friend, watching today's events spiral our of control, recently asked me if we are facing a second civil war. There was no need to pause and consider my answer. Anyone who has studied history and is even a casual observer of modern events knows that we are nearing a breaking point. Without hesitation my answer was "Yes!"