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|Posted: Thu Nov 19th, 2009 02:55 am||
|Thomas Washington, Sir..
Thank you for reviving this thread.. I think it continues to be interesting and was delighted to see Ole's comment that you copied..
Both documents were written with a goal of government by the people. This was a first. All governments were, until that time, run by an aristocracy.(Skipping over the "democracies" of Greece and Rome.)
Ole, if I may, you stated that in 1860 the experiment was challenged and one side saw the DOI as a means of declaring itself a different nation while the other side thought the grand experiment would fail if a part could withdraw...paraphrased...
Why would secession result in failure of the "Grand Experiment".. Would not the US have continued on, or would it have imploded over the loss of the southern brethren?