"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?"
In this case, the soul of the nation and that is the point of the article that I posted.
Lincoln's war was the first step in centralizing the powers of the federal government which was opposed by the Southern states citing the 10th Amendment. Lincoln ignored the 10th Amendment (and many other parts of the Constitution) in his quest for power which eventually led to the monster that is growing at an exponential rate in the nations capital today and threatens to 'enslave' an entire nation.
You and yours seem to prefer this form of totalitarian government but there are those of us, just as in 1860, that are against the continued centralization of power in Washington and the point of the article is that if there were more people like us, rather than you and yours, with a seat at the table then perhaps we could avoid a repeat of the first War of Northern Aggression.
But, sadly, as long as the non-sensicals of the world exist that will never come to pass.
Delusional to the very end.