Reply To: Right to Secede


I think your answer is correct. If the people of the States in convention determine that their destiny is better served out of the Union for whatever reason, they have the right and the authority to make that decision. The State conventions that voted to secede from the Union in 1860 and 1861 did so in greater numbers (majorities) than those which essentially voted for independence in 1776 and those which ratified the Constitution in 1787 and 1788. It was the will of the people that Lincoln and the Republicans trampled upon.