Image: The Battle of Fort Sumter
was a Confederate attack on a U.S. fort in South Carolina in April 1861. It was the opening battle of the war. Currier & Ives. Public domain.
Messianic belief in oneself and one’s great goals — a sign of strength, in one sense, but weakness in that the political party has gone from being collegial and democratic to being radical and [rigid –ed]; with Michael E Vlahos.
In the 1850s, thought they were strong and that the future belonged to them, almost by divine command; echoed today in the blue party.