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It is true the South fought for self-determinatin, but they found, very quickly, that a strong States' Rights stand made the new nation they wished to found ungovernable; the central government could not force the States to send troops raised in those States anywhere the governors of those States did not want the troops to go...and the Army of Northern Virginia was actually starving in the midst of plenty for, among many reasons, the fact that the governors of the States refused to send food to the men and fodder for the horses. There has to be a balance between self-determination and the common good. Lacking that, we can separate...but then we lose the advantages of our unity, and open ourselves to foreign domination.
For decades, it has been obvious that there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone. Which is the more peaceful solution: Americans using the brute force of government to beat liberty-minded people into submission or simply parting company? In a marriage, where vows are ignored and broken, divorce is the most peaceful solution. Similarly, our constitutional and human rights have been increasingly violated by a government instituted to protect them. Americans who support constitutional abrogation have no intention of mending their ways.
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