Thanks for your response.The enslavement of other human beings? Southern servents powered the development of the United States. The sweat and blood of their labor made the US into a nation instead of a few insignificant British Colonies on the Atlantic coast
Exactly. Right up there with reunification by the sword.
How on earth does eating watermelon or not have anything to do with the Constitution? Whether or not one eats watermelon has no bearing on the nation, the constitution, or its constituent states. What a silly comparison. Likening the break up of a nation of constituent states whose people had all ratified the constitution as the supreme law on the land to eating a popular picnic food is quite foolish, yet expected, along with the poster’s chioce of food to use in the failed analogy.
"Ratification due to bullying by the Union"
Not likely, the South would have been glad to see them go.It is a perfectly good analogy, you just won't admit it. The Confederacy formed in the absence of war. All the States that wanted to participate did so. Not all were invited.
But for just a moment consider a 'what if ';
If the Northern States had decided that they no longer wanted to be associated with an immoral society and seceded from the Union, would the Southern States have attacked, conquered and subjugated the North? No. The Northern States decided that they were the arbitrators of good and exercised power not granted them by the Constitution.
There was also..."self-interest" involved with "Rouge" Island's reluctance to participate as well as ratify The Constitution.
H/T, @jgoodguy, Bold is mine.
On May 29, 1790, “the rogue’s” persistent efforts to defy the national government finally failed, and it became the last state to ratify the Constitution, more than a year after it went into effect.Ironically, Rhode Island played a key role in advancing the Constitution it strongly opposed. In 1786, an electoral revolution took place in Rhode Island that swept the populist Country Party into power. Infuriated by the prospect of a national tax, this faction opposed the expansion of the national government and favored an inflationary monetary policy.In a single month, the legislature printed 100,000 pounds worth of paper currency. The resulting rampant inflation made Rhode Island—for many Americans—a dark symbol of what ailed the Confederation. Opponents of state-issued paper currency called for a new Constitution that would ban it. At the Constitutional Convention in 1787, no state was more reviled than Rhode Island—the only no-showBetween September of 1787 and January of 1790, Rhode Island’s legislature rejected 11 attempts to ratify the Constitution. (Snip)Threatened and divided, Rhode Island finally ratified the Constitution on May 29, 1790, by a vote of 34 to 32.Still hoping to limit federal power, the state attached a list of 18 human rights and 21 amendments with its ratification, requesting a ban on poll taxes, the draft, the importation of slaves, and curiously, for Congress not to “interfere with any one of the States in the redemption of paper money.”One newspaper reported that when Rhode Island joined “the Great American Family,” bells rang across the town of Newport.Three months later, in August of 1790, “Rogue Island’s” only representative in Congress arrived—fashionably late.
I'm not surprised the traitorous former secessionists responsible for the US Constitution were purposely noncommittal on secession being either illegal or treasonous.What difference does that make? Traitorous actions against the United States is a crime and it is mentioned in the Constitution.
As I've pointed out before, the Founders were very open about committing treason: they fully expected the worst possible punishment if the failed.I'm not surprised the traitorous former secessionists responsible for the US Constitution were purposely noncommittal on secession being either illegal or treasonous.
Let's just say they set a precedent for the Confederate Founding Fathers. Nobody, I repeat nobody went to war in 1861 over how open they were.As I've pointed out before, the Founders were very open about committing treason: they fully expected the worst possible punishment if the failed.
They were not "noncommittal" on secession or other treasonous acts. They certainly saw no need to burden the document with details that were well understood: they intentionally followed the 'KISS principle'.
Good points.Slavery wasn't an easy issue to solve. The issue still hasn't been solved today. The Civil War far from solving the problem only created more even worse problems. The Civil War robbed an entire Nation of its property, and rights -- taking the very States that belonged to her.
The enslavement of other human beings? Southern servents powered the development of the United States. The sweat and blood of their labor made the US into a nation instead of a few insignificant British Colonies on the Atlantic coast perhaps a part of the magnificent nation of Canada. .
Thanks for your response.Nobody, I repeat nobody went to war in 1861 over how open they were.
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