Deviating from our usual format today....I am going to ponder some potential future veterans...of the coming second Civil War.
I'm not a Civil War buff. Never really have been, with the sole exception of the Battle of Gettysurg.
Nevertheless, I've been increasingly reading about the specific battles, and have started delving deeper into the causes that led us down that road.
I have found a You Tube provider that has many detailed maps and stories of the conflict, called the American Battlefield Trust. I watched yesterday a 30-minute video overview of the entire conflict. Simplified and moving incredibly fast perhaps, but the first few minutes of the video were stunning to me.
Take the time to watch it. (embedded below). Coming at about the 2:30 mark is a statement from the narrator that completely floored me.
Legislation intended to make slavery a state-by-state issue leads only to sectarian bloodshed. John Brown's attempt to lead a slave uprising convinces Southerners that their lives are in danger. Slave states begin to militarize.
You only need to substitute "abortion" for "slavery" to see where my mind instantly went with this.
Methinks the Supreme Court decision is that same first step down a road we've travelled before, with horrific results.