Anson Croman and the modern Texas seccession movement
November 28, 2012 § Leave a comment
Union soldiers held a variety of opinions about the future of slavery, civil rights for African-Americans, and the equality of all people.
However, they may have been near unanimous about one issue.
Once a state entered the union, they could not leave.
Allowing secession because the losing side in a presidential election was dissatisfied with the results would end one of the world’s only republican democracies at that time.
The Constitution provides for elections for Federal offices every two years. Both 150 years ago and today the constitutional remedy is not secession but working to do better in the next election.
Anson Croman was probably very proud that his service in the Civil War settled the secession issue for as long as our nation exists. He would have no use for the modern Texas secession movement.
The Texas secession movement disrespects:
- The history of…
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