In case you don't know, that was attempted by the South. Lincoln would have no part of it on count of his impost.The bottom line about the “ negotiation” is that the consitutuional means already existed to discuss any and all issues, the Congress and the courts. By removing themselves from these, the secessionists, purposefully, made any “negotiating” impossible, unless the Constitution and laws of the US were to be ignored.
I know a lot of people are heavily invested in denying this. But that is what it is.
From the 1860 Republican PlatformIt couldn't have been easy to divine Lincoln's duplicity on the campaign trail, but it wasn't necessary to be psychic to foretell Republican Party oft-stated agenda.
Whoa there, don't forget it was all about states' rights. You must ignore the slaves behind the curtain.It couldn't have been easy to divine Lincoln's duplicity on the campaign trail, but it wasn't necessary to be psychic to foretell Republican Party oft-stated agenda.
And you think Lincoln was going to abide that fine sounding rhetoric if the CS states remained obstinate about an independent country of their own?From the 1860 Republican Platform
4. That the maintenance inviolate of the rights of the states, and especially the right of each state, to order and control its own domestic institutions according to its own judgment exclusively, is essential to that balance of power on which the perfection and endurance of our political fabric depends, and we denounce the lawless invasion by armed force of the soil of any state or territory, no matter under what pretext, as among the gravest of crimes.
I apologize, I must of misunderstood. I thought you said that one did not have to be psychic to foretell the Republican agenda? What actually was the Republican threat then to states' rights? Forbidding the the transport of grits from the midwest?Sorry, I don't have psychic insights.
So? at least it would remain in the South and not fill a yankees pocket. Oops, there went some of Lincoln's impost.
You mean keep it, don't you. It was already legal.
one-two-three-four, SHIFT, switch fan, and one-two-three-four...
The reason the Commissioners were sent was to do whatever necessary to seek peace whatever it took and that was an order directly from President Davis. There was NO LAW to challenge or to negotiate over secession.Please document the "attempts" in the Congress and the Courts. Thanks.
The threat to states rights was the use of coercion by the federal government to force a state to remain in the Union against its will. This was considered to be a violation of the sovereignty of the states.I apologize, I must of misunderstood. I thought you said that one did not have to be psychic to foretell the Republican agenda? What actually was the Republican threat then to states' rights? Forbidding the the transport of grits from the midwest?
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