|View single post by MildMan|
|Posted: Thu Dec 6th, 2012 04:01 pm||
Just Testing Ideas
|I love this topic.
As far as I can tell, there have been no secession attempts since the civil war. Could it be that it has been determined to be illegal?
And by logic alone it should be, secession is completely destructive to a democracy. How can it work if the minority can secede ( or disobey the laws) whenever they do not agree with the majority? With precedent set for secession, the confederacy would have eventually destroyed itself as new reasons to secede from the new union came up. This probably would have occurred sooner rather than later.
The only valid and legal way to leave a democracy is though the democracy - legislation to create a process for secession , if necessary a constitutional amendment to clarify the law and a vote by the people to do so. This actually happened in Sudan a couple years ago, and North and South Sudan were created peacefully. Huh? Peaceful Secession. So 750,000 dead may not have be en necessary?
Before sumpter there were many in the north that would have said. "let them go" or "good riddance". There were obviously nearly intractable differences. Did folks really want to kill to settle them? Americans from the south committed treason and created war by firing on a federal fort. And so a political issue was decided by violence rather than politically .
As for the movie LIncoln, this is a great movie about an inspirational leader and great man. There will be no comparable movie on Davis. Davis was a poor leader for a very bad cause.
Last edited on Thu Dec 6th, 2012 04:03 pm by MildMan