re: How did the Confederacy fund its war effort? (Posted on 1/12/13 at 10:22 am to TrueTiger)
One of the early tidbits of the South succeeding was that Lincoln was not even on the ballot on the states that did ultimately secede and there was quite an uproar that the South had no power if the president could get elected without one single vote from the South.
The reason secession is being brought up again is that the country is so divided many feel that the red states should rule themselves and blue states themselves. It's more of a we live this way and y'all live that way so we will just go our separate ways. Kind of seems more democratic as opposed to forcing others to subscribe to your opposing theory.