Do not doubt the validity of of Mr. Sowell and Stephens statements/opinions. However this is just diddling with the problem. The fundamental problem is that the American people fail the US Constitution for whatever the reason(s) may be; lack of knowledge, lack of interest, laziness, stupidity or maybe simply a lack of even a smidgen of Judeo-Christen morality, none of them mutually exclusive.
The receelection proves it. Only one solution, a civil war that aims to split this country in two about equally sized contiguous lands, one to be used to dumb undesirable people; leading leftist, Muslims, illegal immigrants, etc. It would be bloody and wars always follow unpredictable paths.
I do not see it happen.
We are entering in a New Dark Age.