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Treasonous Secession

Treasonous Secession

Is secession an act of treason? by Bill Miller One of the most frequently voiced arguments against the right of States to peacefully withdraw from the Compact is that secession is treasonous and un-American. Interestingly enough, the Constitution contains a precise legal definition of treason, and before flinging the charge, an understanding of the term […]

The Guaranty of Republic Government

The Guaranty of Republic Government

Does Secession Require Republican Government? This argument is no longer seriously advanced by anyone, but since Lincoln offered it as one of his justifications for using force to deny the States their right to withdraw from the Union, it needs to be addressed. It is also another great example of Lincoln’s skill at constitutional jujitsu. […]

Slavery or Independence

Slavery or Independence

Question. If the South was primarily or essentially more about the preservation of slavery than anything else then why, when offered the chance by the Lincoln administration to have the US Constitution amended to include a clear affirmation of the inviolability of slavery as the cost of peace and reunification, did the South not jump […]

Secession, the end of Slavery

Secession, the end of Slavery

Consider the following quote: So far from slavery being the cause of secession, the fact is many thinking men in the South knew that secession would be the doom of slavery. Slavery could not be economically viable or legally enforceable where freedom was just a river away. They had pushed the North so hard to […]

Economy of a Free South

Economy of a Free South

Are We Prosperous Enough? According to research performed by the League of the South we are. They report: Under the old method of calculating GDP (gross domestic product), which used official currency exchange rates instead of purchasing power parity, the thirteen Southern States had the world’s fourth largest economy 1990, behind the US, Japan, and […]

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