A fellow by the name of Marcus Ruiz Evans was on Fox’s Tucker Carlson program recently. He offered his stance on secession vis-à-vis California’s consideration. His position stood apropos for the Golden Bears because the Supreme Court in its Texas vs White decision of 1869 had offered a loophole bearing on the people’s consent to secede.
This bears, of course, on any understanding that Texas vs White had any legality in the first place in a “reconstructed” government of Southern states. The loophole was that secession could be legal and appropriate as long as the people of the other states approved it. This also was Evans’ justification for California seceding today (the other people say it’s okay) as opposed to the South’s in 1860-61.
According to Evans the South had not asked permission and anyway the South did not like equal rights for minorities (his words). Neither did the South want a good partnership with the North. And to top it off the South, as well, seceded violently. He is inaccurate in each and every. . . , but it doesn’t matter. Something can always be right for California or New York but never can it be right for Texas or Mississippi.