I do not know how you reached that conclusion through a careful read of this very interesting piece. " In a marriage, where vows are ignored and broken, divorce is the most peaceful solution." "Some people have argued that secession is unconstitutional, but there's absolutely nothing in the Constitution that prohibits it. What stops secession is the prospect of brute force by a mighty federal government. . . " Those two statements alone encapsulate his entire argument: that this is, very specifically, a states rights issue and ONLY the tyranny of the federal government removes the right of secession from the states. As for your 24-hour remark - well, any student of the War Between the States knows perfectly well . . .