["In our opinion, events show that the great mistake made in forming the Union, in the outset, was in taking New England into the partnership on any terms whatever. And we are quite as sure that no confederation of States of which she is a part can ever exist in peace, harmony, and property on this Continent. She is too selfish for any association founded in mutual compromise of opposed interests; too intellectually conceited to subordinate her insane ideas of "higher law" to the collected wisdom of a great commonwealth, and too meddling in other people's business for a political system which allows no one State in the Union to entrench on the reserved rights of any other. New England, therefore, should be abandoned to her egoism."]
Oh wow, isn't that what the South was trying to say the entire time?
I mean, they burned 'witches' didn't they?