MANDEVILLE, LA - EXCLUSIVE AUDIO - Check out today's Post Show Show Free Preview with Kevin Gutzman discussing the 10th and 14th amendments, the incorporation doctrine, the due process clause, and the original intent of these amendments when they were ratified. Check out the audio clip for more..
Was Secession A Constitutional Right? 1868 Book Concluded It Was. "In order to show that the Constitution is not a compact between the States, the position is assumed, that it is not a compact at all. If it be a compact, say they, then the States had a right to secede. But it is not a compact; and hence secession is treason and rebellion. The great fundamental questions, then, on which the whole controversy hinges are, first, Is the Constitution a compact? and, secondly, Is it a compact between the States?"
Albert Bledsoe, Was Secession A Constitutional Right Previous to the War of 1861 (1868) Get the Book Here