By continuously expanding the scope of the Executive, members of Congress find themselves on a small and small political playing field. Many of the issues that they should be deciding have been relegated occasional show votes for party allegiance.... The other side of this is the idea that people may actually know their community in better and more intimate way because of the fruitfulness of persevering the process. Do your neighbors seek independence or autocrats?
During the time following the attack on Ft. Sumter but before the Battle of Bull Run, the country held its breath and began to find out what secession really means. No one was truly surprised when Firebrands in GA and SC began to push the slave holding aristocracy towards secession in the Deep South. Lincoln could… Continue reading CW 150: Secession, Timing, and Purpose