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Old 09-12-2019, 07:57 AM
Ludovic is offline
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The treasonous states were not interested in the concept of states rights. Apologists sometimes say things like "well, it's a balancing act between overreach by the federal government versus condoning the peculiar institution," but the traitors don't even have that fig leaf. They were all for restricting northern states' rights to harbor escaped slaves. They were only interested in states' rights for themselves, and not in any way out of any adherence to a noble precept of independence.