Let's go back to the past. In 1860 people in the North believed THEY were the ones wearing the neckbrace, fashioned in part by the three-fifths clause and supported by Supreme Court decisions made by judges from the South. At that time people who talked about States Rights and outrageous Federal laws lived in Wisconsin.
Pam, I'm still hoping for a straight answer. When Southerners decided on secession, were their grievances based on States Rights or some other issue? If voters believed State Rights had been violated, which one was it? We've repeatedly demonstrated an ability to list present-day grievances with the Federal government, and yes, secession gets mentioned every now and then. Somebody please wake me if there's a call for delegates to a state convention to decide that issue.
Meantime, 151 years ago today, what list of grievances, exactly which abrogation of States Rights were our ancestors mulling? What had Congress, President Buchanan or the Supreme Court done that Southerners could no longer peacefully abide?