Comment: Technically, it wasn't a Civil War

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Technically, it wasn't a Civil War

By definition, a civil war occurs when two or more parties try to take control of the government. The CSA wanted to leave the USA - not take control of it.

But I agree with you that asking permission is a waste of time. The States are sovereign and their Union is a voluntary contract - not an eternal marriage.

Ron Paul - Honorary Founding Father