Kevin your no longer being a "Devils Advocate" as you once claimed to be.
Giving a complete answer to a complicated question, such as secession, does not explain away hisorical actions, as you are accusing me of. If you believe that every man, woman, and child in the slave states of the United States in 1860 would destroy their lives for the instituion of slavery then that's your mindset...I know better, I know my people.
History is neither right or wrong it just was. Choosing to believe in and promote a modern, simplistic, politically charged idea, and place it on the shoulders of an entire people, long dead, is wrong. They deserve better than that.