A secession of the heart has already taken place in America, and a secession, not of states, but of people from one another, caused by divisions on social, moral, cultural, and political views and values, is taking place.Now, if somebody could constructively harness that discontent.
America is disuniting, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. wrote 25 years ago.
And for those who, when young, rejected the views, values and laws of Eisenhower's America, what makes them think that dissenting Americans in this post-Christian and anti-Christian era will accept their laws, beliefs, values?
Why should they?
A NO LONGER SILENT NO LONGER MAJORITY.
I believe Patrick Buchanan gave President Nixon the "silent majority" meme. Some years later, he invoked the pitchforks and torches during his own presidential campaign. And now he sees that constituency rising up angry.