I enjoyed and gained some rather interesting knowledge of Gov. Hayne. Recently I have taken to reading bios on the Southern fire eaters or the radical leaders of the secession movement. At present I am reading "William Lowndes Yancey, the Coming of the Civil War'' Eric H. Walther. Yancey became friends with John C, Calhoun, yes the Nullifier, and with Robert Rhett ,yes that one. The reason I have began to read these bios is to understand how the South was persuaded to leave the Union. It was slavery ,but there had to be more reason for the common people to follow these leaders when a large majority of people did not own slaves and then there were those who wanted no part of secession movement. This was a political and social movement which took men of very skilled ability and dedication to accomplish this. It was a Southern Rights movement based on the fear of Northern aggression again1852st their life style, that eventually the South would be placed in a inferior position to the North. They formed the Southern Rights Party in 1852 to promote the Southern Rights. This event of 1860 took men with a dedicated purpose over many years and to fail to study them we leave the true story with just the events. All revolutions started with a small group of people dedicated to achive a purpose. May I suggest that there be a place to study these FIRE EATERS or at least a book section on this periodAnd as I said, I have no objection if you want to present some of what Hayne and Webster had to say on this topic. Feel free to post some opposing points, it might lead to interesting discussion.