No, That is the reason that the southern states felt that they had to seceed. To reaffirm that Democratic Republic form of Government which they felt was threatened by the election of Lincoln and his exercising of Unconstitutional powers and use of force of arms to repress the Constitutional rights of the southern states.
If you will notice that the Constitution of the Confederate States of America was almost a mirror image in all respects of the orginal Constitution. This was not by accident. Nor, was it because the Southern constitutional delegates were lazy. It was because that was the type of Government that they PREFERRED. They, the Southern states, were the "CONSTITUTIONALIST" in the War Between the States.
The fact that they could not sustain the struggle militarily, and lost that war for their independence, does not take away from the rightness of their struggle to maintain the Constitution in its original form and function.
The mear emancipation of a singular group of people, such as the southern slaves, is a terribly high price to pay, if it means the loss of the absolute freedoms for the whole Nation. A nation now where our rights and freedoms are determined by Bureaucrats and Czars. Nor, does military defeat in the War Between the States mean that the REAL cause of that War has been lost forever. If this Country should ever fail, and it may given the present circumstances, that failure does not mean that we, once relieved of the burden of our present government, could not reform, like the Confederacy and like the countries of eastern Europe after the fall of the Soviet Union, and rewrite a "NEW" Constitution, following the Original Constitutions example, like the old Confederacy did.
The flame of Freedom, the Constitution being the greatest example of that flame, will never die as long a men desire to be free!