What if the South Won?

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    Here is a rhetorical question but what if the south won would the issue of slavery be legally settled in favor of the southern slave owners?

    This is the conclusion that many big government federalist seem to believe because we are constantly told that state's rights was destroyed with the civil war. Unfortunately this was true but only because it established the federal government superiority by military force and not by the constitution which should be the correct argument since the constitution is the supreme law of the land and not a military campaign.

    Now if the south won would they be able to claim the same "might makes right" attitude in the department of owning slaves or even state rights? The answer is 'NO' because the constitution is supreme over any state or federal government and is even supreme to a military campaign but people who believe that the federal government is superior to the state governments resort to "the civil war settled it" when their constitutional arguments fail but would the south been equally justified to say "the civil war settled that issue" about slavery if they had won?
     
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    Slavery would have died out in the south of its own accord the same way it did in the north.
     
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    Maybe. I doubt it but maybe.



    What we all can agree on, however, is that if the south won then Charlie Daniels would be President right now.
     
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    If the South won, none of us would be talking english right now
     
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    If the South had of won the War of Northern Aggression, there would be grits on every menu in our country!
     
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    Read Harry Turtledove's books on alternative history of the Civil War.
     
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    If the South won then Alabama would have written our new national anthem.

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    I believe that but my point is would the same might makes right argument been able to override any argument about the constitutionality of civil rights or federal rights? Would the south have been able to say "we kicked your ass so stop trying to enforce constitutionally legal law down here"?
     
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    We would have a Waffle House on every corner instead of a Starbucks
     
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    Is grits greasy? I like greasy food.
     

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