“.....The original link between ethical monotheism and popular sovereignty is breaking. Belief in both is disappearing. Several facts show that. First, our secular, progressive elites have rejected ethical monotheism. They are moral relativists. Why would they care about inalienable rights? They disbelieve in inalienable rights because that idea implies certain moral absolutes. Most see the very idea of “natural” moral law as hopelessly outdated, as is any idea of “Nature’s God.” Second, they dislike popular sovereignty too. No “deplorables”! They depend upon the courts to give them what they cannot win at the ballot box. They use the power of the federal government to over-ride local choices and force people to conform to the progressive vision. Clearly, neither development is compatible with the vision of the Founders. The vision of inalienable rights and popular sovereignty allowed our nation to remain united and peaceful across even deep disagreements. Sadly, given the sorry state of civics education, the average American no longer grasps this. And the left hates it....” https://stream.org/how-to-avoid-civil-war/ The divide in America between the secular progressives and the deplorables is a huge and growing divide. There is less communication between the sides and it’s more talking past or around the other side. In my opinion the article is right in that the progressive left no longer holds to basics of our original national values and beliefs. The left opposes individualism and even democracy preferring to use the courts to take what they want rather than take the effort to build a consensus.