States Rights and Wrongs

Date: 6 Jun 1995 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

States Rights and Wrongs by David Morris June 6, 1995 July 4, 1995. Armed militias roam the countryside, threatening to shoot government agents. Citizens gather to demand the overthrow of the present governmental structure. The highest officials in the land earnestly debate the nature and locus of government authority. It may as well be July 4, … Read More

Lincoln Should Have Allowed the South to Secede

This time of the year we used to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Too bad we no longer do so. For this would be an excellent historical moment to reflect on whether Lincoln’s decision to keep the country intact was right. Personally, I think he made an enormous blunder.

Few would support Lincoln’s decision if he were making it today. Few Americans support Russia’s current war against its secessionist states. No one believes Ottawa has the right to send the Canadian army in to stop Quebec from seceding.

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