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Texas Secession to be Reviewed by White House

Par4theDay Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 1:42 PM
Refusing to recognize the Confederate secession, Lincoln called it a “rebellion,” “anarchy,” and a “threat” to “the government” (without ever explaining exactly how “the government” was “threatened” by a lawful, civil, and peaceful secession) and acted outside the lawfully defined scope of either the office of president or the U.S. government in general, to coerce the South back into the Union.
sthomas Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 5:25 PM
I doubt Lincoln would have had the support of many states for war if South Carolina had not fired on a Federal installation or other states hadn't seized Federal property. So your the South did it peacefully argument I think is false. However its interesting to speculate what might have happened had the South allowed the Federal installations to exist and waited about a year or two as a cooling off period and exercised patience and just let the passions die down a bit. Perhaps lacking enough support for War Lincoln would have been forced to compromise. Firing on Ft Sumter gave Lincoln all the excuse he needed to go to war with the South because it galvanized Northern public opinion.

The idea of Texas seceding from the Union is a long time joke, but a secession petition on WhiteHouse.gov has received enough signatures to be seriously reviewed by the White House.
 

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This isn't quite the equivalent of the Declaration of Independence, but in the digital age, you could say it's similar.

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