Note: Succinct and incontrovertible, this remarkable piece came to me circuitously; I was not familiar with the author, recently deceased. However, t he prescient truth presented in this article is incontrovertible. I hope you find it as compelling and powerful as I did and will share liberally with friends as well as those with contrary opinions. - Brian Wilson Civil War How do civil wars happen? Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they can’t settle the question through elections because they don’t even agree that elections are how you decide who’s in charge. That’s the basic issue here. Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country. When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.