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The Right of Secession, as Reserved by the States in their Ratification of the US Constitution

by Diane Rufino, June 1, 2018 Louisiana voted to secede from the Union on January 26, 1861. Shortly thereafter, her senators, Judah P. Benjamin and John Slidell, resigned their positions in the US Senate. In his FAREWELL ADDRESS to the … Continue reading

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On the Eve of South Carolina’s Decision to Leave the Union, Northern Editor Horace Greeley Articulates and Supports the State’s Right to Secede

by Diane Rufino, May 7, 2018 Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Daily Tribune, was the embodiment of the North. In an editorial for the paper on December 17, 1860 (three days before South Carolina voted in Convention to … Continue reading

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The Truth About the 13th Amendment

Excerpted from Leonard “Mike” Scrugg’s book, The Un-Civil War: Shattering the Historical Myths (Chapter 7: “The First Thirteenth Amendment”). 2011, Universal Media (Charlotte, NC) –  with some additions and commentary by Diane Rufino Mike Scrugg’s book, THE UN-CIVIL WAR, is … Continue reading

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QUESTION: Was – Is – Secession Legal?

by Diane Rufino, but based in part on Leonard “Mike” Scruggs book THE UN-CIVIL WAR, January 19. 2018 In the year 1776, the American colonies had already been fighting their revolution for independence from Great Britain for about a year. … Continue reading

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The Social Compact & Our Constitutional Republic

by Diane Rufino, Jan. 21, 2018 (first section only; other sections attributed to other authors) I. INTRODUCTION A Social Compact is an agreement, entered into by individuals, that creates some form of self-government and results in the formation of an … Continue reading

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A Government of the People, By the People, For the People….. How it Really Works, According to Thomas Jefferson

                by Diane Rufino, September 20, 2017 Thomas Jefferson articulated the absolute right of a state to secede from the Union. He did so in 1798, in 1799, in 1816, and up until … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Southern Secession Movement of 1861

            by Diane Rufino, July 23, 2017 The question is: Was the Civil War fought over the issue of Slavery?  I won’t deny that slavery was an issue that inflamed the passions of both sections … Continue reading

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