(National Sentinel) States rights: The end of the American Civil War came on April 9, 1865, at the McLean House in Appomattox, Virginia, when Confederate General Robert E. Lee signed a document of surrender in the presence of Union General Ulysses S. Grant. President Andrew Johnson would formally declare the conflict ended on August 20, 1866, after 620,000 lives were lost.
With the end of the war most believed that the concept of secession – that a U.S. state had an inherent right to leave the union after being admitted – was also dispelled. A U.S. Supreme Court case in 1869 also sought to settle the issue once and for all, determining that the union was “indestructible.”
But did it? In his new e-book, “A Less Perfect Union: Making a Case for Secession in 2017,” which is available for free download, National Sentinel editor J. D. Heyes makes a case that the issue was not “settled” more than 150 years ago.
In recent times, the debate over secession’s legality has begun anew. Heyes’ e-book will provide a fresh perspective and additional insight into the concept, legality, constitutionality and practicality of secession, and why it is a better political solution than the alternative – a new civil war.
“This short e-book provides a fresh perspective, based upon historical evidence, at how a long-dismissed concept of settling irreconcilable political differences is just as relevant today as it was in the 19th century,” said Heyes. “If there are those among us who truly believe they can no longer, in good conscience, co-exist, then they ought to be given the opportunity to go their own way, peacefully. This e-book charts that course, from the beginning of our history, through today’s growing unrest.”
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