Today, Joe Biden made a grave and disturbing announcement. This country faces a crisis more dangerous than anything since the American Civil War, Biden said. Gettysburg, Shiloh, Antietam. The walking dead of Andersonville. The killing fields of the 19th century American south. That’s what we’re looking at right now, announced the president of the United States. By attempting to pass laws requiring voters to show an ID when they vote, Republicans are risking permanent internal division, as well as violent conflict. Think we’re overstating? Here’s what he said:
BIDEN: There’s an unfolding assault taking place in America today, an attempt to suppress and subvert the right to vote and fair and free elections. … We’re facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War. That’s not hyperbole. Since the Civil War.
The Civil War? Sound overheated to you? Joe Biden would like you to know: This is not hyperbole. Voter ID laws are literally like the Civil War: Habeas corpus suspended. State legislatures shut down. Hundreds of thousands of Americans lying dead in fields. That was the Civil War.
Biden made it clear that’s