posted on May, 28 2010 @ 12:03 AM
reply to post by Grumble
The Southern States DID Secede, how do you figure they did not? .. They created a Capital city for the Confederacy and adopted a new Constitution,
even had their own President?
Lincolns excuse for the war revolved around the displacement of the Articles of Confederation which, according to him, granted to much sovereignty for
independent states (because Article 2 of the Articles of Confederation specifically states that all states retain all rights of Sovereignty) ..
because the Constitution was therefor the replacement, Lincoln used the excuse to "Form a more Perfect Union" .. Which essentially meant the power
of the Federal Government would lock all States in a binding Contract. His number one political enemy was dead, and the South took up his cause:
According to Jefferson, any State has the right to secede based on the God given principles of Self Govenrment, that all men have the right to form
their own Destinies. It was highlighted in the Declaration of Independence, that no King or Tyrant, nor any form of Government had the express legal
authority to dictate the policies of a people.. that America would secede from Britain under the God given rights of self Government.
The real reason the Articles of Confederation were tossed out was that it did not highlight the specific God given rights to citizens (Bill of Rights)
.. and did not firmly established the economic role of the Federal Government (interstate trade) as well as economic regulation.. it had nothing to do
what so ever with state sovereignty.