Put me down as agreeing with the author.
Secession was an attempt to protect and extend the most egregious violation of liberty in American history. I find it bizarre that someone claiming to be libertarian could support it.
Unless of course black slaves aren’t “really” people with rights like other people, as was determined by the Dred Scott decision.
I think the seeds of the destruction of this nation were sown before the nation became a nation. It is in our acceptance of slavery and even protecting it with the creation of the nation.
We will never recover. Slavery was fatal to us. It has just taken a long time for the infection to kill us, even though the original projectile was removed by the Civil War.
One can be in full agreement with the idea of a state’s right to secede and be in full opposition to the idea of slavery.
I am in full agreement with the idea that we, as free people, have the right to bear arms - mainly because I am in full opposition to what some people intend to do with the arms they are bearing.