Thanks for the posting. I'm a big fan of Dr. Williams. It is also "on topic", as the question of the constitutionality of secession, then and now, is appropriate to the discussions on this message board.
Do you think most modern educators teach or even know this information? I'm sure this perspective would be considered heresy in modern school rooms.
Oops, did I just give away my view that states had the right to secede, prior to the War of the Rebellion?