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
Here, maybe we need to bring this back to basics.
Secession | Define Secession at Dictionary.comse·ces·sion
noun 1.an act or instance of seceding.
2.(often initial capital letter) U.S. History. the withdrawal from the Union of 11 Southern states in the period 1860–61, which brought on the Civil War.
Also, treaties are only as good as both parties agreeing. The Constitution is a legally binding treaty, the north failed to uphold their end, the south finally had enough. Both sides handled things incorrectly but the north essentially committed trespass.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
Essentially, the Confederates said "this is mine" with no legal documents to support it and then shot people when they didn't obey their paperless demands and you think that signifies property rights. It doesn't.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields