Brev. Brig. Gen'l
Member of the Year
- Feb 20, 2005
- Ocala, FL (as of December, 2015).
So you are familiar with the reforms that the CSA authors attempted to make to the U.S. Constitution?
That they wanted a single, six-year term for the President? That they wished to give him a line-item veto?
Actually, under the CSA Constitution, States only gain four minor rights:
The power to enter into treaties with other states to regulate waterways.
The power to tax foreign and domestic ships that use their waterways.
The power to impeach federally appointed state officials.
The power to distribute "bills of credit.'
In all actuality the CSA copied most of the US Constitution without change, except when you get to slavery and there you find the biggest change of all. The Supremacy clause is still there in the CSA Constitution, along with the "Commerce" clause, the "Necessary and Proper" clause, nor does the CSA copy take away the federal government's right to suspend habeus corpu or "suppress insurrections."
Anything close to what you had in mind?
Check out the following website for a side-by-side comparison of the USA and CSA Constitutions: