Michael E Vlahos of Johns Hopkins continues the discussion of a possible American civil war — currently.
The previous king used the national security apparatus to forward his own goals. Marius had been Sulla’s old commander, were close friends. In Rome: the sanctity of office; how Consuls were elected and served. Eventually, Sulla had to declare Marius an enemy of the State. Once the requirements were overturned, then everyone understood that it could be done again – which led to Caesar, and the end of the republic. Red and Blue together have allowed impeachment to become a normative political tool. A huge mistake. Soon: the losing side will declare the winning side to be illegitimate. In 2000, the Supreme Court decided who was president, which stopped that process. Now, however, the Court is no longer is in such high esteem. Current American process cannot be stopped because the gravity of the matter is not recognized; Blue thinks it's doing the right thing by pursuing its goals, which can in turn set in motion a most dangerous set of events. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulla%27s_first_civil_war