My son recently asked me if I sided with the North or the South during the War between the States. I told him that I felt both sides had their pros and cons. I told him if I were bolted back to 1861, that I would probably fight for the South because the issue of the War was States Rights. I can point to the mess the Federal Government has gotten us into which proves that the South was absolutely correct in fighting for States Rights. Afterall, the States have little if any rights and a Liberal Godless President like Clinton can have his way anywhere in the Union. The only good thing that came out of the War between the States is that Slavery was put to an end. Even though many Southerners wanted it ended, there is no telling how long the institution of slavery may have lasted.