I agree with most of what you are saying, especially the part about you (and me) being radicals. Nullification and all the political compromises did not work prior to 1861 or the Lincoln regime would not have raped the Constitution. Secession was perhaps Plan D for salvaging the federalists view of a democratic republic. Nothing worked then and this country is too old to start over again with tea parties and nullifications. I hope that you are right and I am wrong.