Where Freedom Reigns
“No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it
for happiness, the good he seeks.”
~ Mary Wollstonecraft
It is seven years after the end of a world war on terrorism, but America is now faced with an even more horrible prospect: a war against an enemy it cannot defeat―itself. In the face of the gathering storm clouds of war, Jeremiah Kincaid, the Republican Speaker of the House, struggles to mediate a growing firestorm of public debate over gun control. On the left is Alexander Webster, the Democratic President, who decides to make the elimination of guns from America his legacy. On the right is Edward Morrissey, the Republican Governor of Idaho, who bitterly opposes the President’s position. Exacerbating the situation, militia seize a private gun club built on Federal land in the Bitterroot Mountains of Idaho. After losing patience with Morrissey’s handling of the problem, Webster sends in Army Rangers. The ensuing massacre on the mountain sets in motion a sequence of events that inexorably draws America into its second civil war. By the time it ends, the blood of over one hundred thousand soldiers has been spilled on the savaged soil of the sorrowed nation.