Ken6565 Wrote:
Nov 30, 2012 1:29 PM
You're right about 1913; you're wrong about Lincoln. The right to leave was given up by every state upon its ratification of the Constitution, which contains a provision that the Constitution and laws of the United States shall be supreme over the laws of any state and another that every official of every state shall be sworn to uphold the constitution and laws of the United States. An oath that can be revoked at will isn't much of an oath, and a vote to leave the United States is not a vote to uphold its constitution and laws. Jeff Davis and Judah P. Benjamin both wrote books attempting to justify the Confederacy, but they were both wrong.