One Man’s Reply to "It’s time to just let the Confederacy go"
I wonder if the author of this piece considers Fourth of July celebrations a national embarrassment. If he does not, he is dealing from a double standard.
Both the Secessions of 1776 and the Secessions of 1860/61 involved attempts to escape an overweening, unresponsive central government. Slavery had nothing to do with it.
If the seceded States had wished to preserve slavery, they had only to re-join the Union and ratify the Corwin Amendment, which Amendment had the full backing of Abraham Lincoln and read: "No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State."
Clifton Palmer McLendon