If you saw the third debate, you know that Donald Trump may refuse to accept the results of the 2016 presidential election. What would be the alternative? Filing endless lawsuits? Demanding recounts?
Or leading a secession of the red states to form a new confederacy?
If you’ve spent any time in the South, you know that secession is a hot topic among racist white males. These are exactly the type that make up most of Trump’s supporters. He’s been spouting the hateful rhetoric they love, so he would be an ideal choice to lead a treasonous rebellion.
The first US Civil War caused more deaths by Americans than any other war. It reduced cities and states to rubble. It led to decades of resentment and hate. With the advances in military technology in the past 150 years, the level of death and destruction Trump’s war would cause is so vast it’s simply inconceivable.
For some reason that is beyond me, folks like Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee are not considered traitors. If Trump does indeed lead a new confederacy to secession and civil war, we must hold him accountable and label him for what he is: a traitor.