Preview from What Lincoln Killed: The Timothy Pickering Story of Northern Secession Mandeville, LA - We have all heard enough perfunctory incriminations hurled at anyone using "the S word" these days: secession. Say it in the wrong company, which unfortunately is most company and you may get a face-full of spittle asserting "the Right of secession". "Why" they confidently bellow "we had a war over that and settled it". Or witness the listless "everyone knows that secession was….Continue
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Virginia, the two Carolinas and Georgia, may be said to defray three fourths of the annual expense of supporting the federal government; and of this great sum annually furnished by them, nothing, or next to nothing, is returned to them in the shape of government expenditure. - Senator Thomas Hart Benton