Archie, if you understood the concept of Federalism you might better understand the genesis of this revolt. That it solely became about slavery was the work of Lincoln, and wisely so because it galvanized support in the north. But for many southerners at the time, it was about states rights and the concept of Federalism, of which and shamefully, the right to slavery was one of the issues. But as I said in my earlier post about your abject lie about what Trump said, there are many reasonable people that think statues commemorating people like Robert E. Lee or other generals that fought for the south is inappropriate. Fair enough. If you think this way because you believe they committed treason then you are not in the reasonable category because they clearly didn't see it that way. They saw it as defending state's rights to self determination.