wanapasaki wrote::huh:boney fingers wrote:When the south wrote its constitution, they based it on the US constitution; what were the major differences?
The southern constitution was based on the US constitution with a few changes the most of which dealt with slavery. There were some legitimate state rights issues added but they also took the rights of states to abolish slavery away . IMO for the common southerner, the war was sold on states rights(most southerners were poor non slave owners) but the politicians were very interested in preserving their power base which was the wealthy slave owners. The war started over succession, so technically it did not start over slavery; but I believe if you look honestly into history you will find succession would not have happened had it not been for the slave issue. Lincoln did not start the war, so to say the war was to free the slaves is wrong, but also a very popular myth in the north. All that being said, there were plenty of brave and honorable men who fought for the south that were not interested in the preservation of slavery and if their descendants want to fly the flag, I have no problem with that. At some point though, we have to all come to the realization that all our forefathers were not perfect and move on.