And what you did offer was a measly three states which did so. A bigger and wiser man would fess up to his shortcomings and failures and move on. A truly ignorant man doubles down looking at a losing hand.What I will do, however, prove that all 11 Confederate states and 3 border states had state wide referendums on secession.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
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You may continue with your misguided argument that we are not "One nation, Under God, indivisble," if you wish.
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For one thing, a hostile group of Southerners basically had Ft. Sumter surrounded and cut off from basic supplies. That could have been construed as an act of war. But fortunately, one of the many things the Confederacy didn't have was the shrewd leader Abraham Lincoln. Instead of attacking, he sent a supply vessel to Ft. Sumter so that the men could have food on their table. The aggressive Southerners, of course, wanted nothing to do with this, choosing to assault the fort instead.
Also, you beg the question of the legality of secession. Pro-secessionists WANT it to be legal, and they keep crying "10th Amendment," despite the fact that the Supreme Court has clearly ruled that this is not the case.
Can I ask you something? Why are you and a few others so eager to defend a "nation" (and I use that word VERY loosely) that established itself as a sworn enemy of the United States of America? I, for one, and SO glad that the Confederacy got crushed in the Civil War. United States of America, not Divided States of America.