Comment: I attempted...

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I attempted...

to debate with a fellow one time over the South's departure from the Union in 1860-61, asking him that if he thought it was wrong for Southerners to secede, then wasn't it also wrong for the colonists to secede from Great Britain? His answer was something along the lines of "They (the Founders) didn't want to declare independence; they only wanted to secede because they couldn't get representation in Parliament..." and then ranted on about 19th century Southerners acting like "spoiled children who couldn't get what they wanted", they committed treason, etc, etc.

How do you argue with that kind of thinking?

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