A recent visitor, from Maryland, told me: "Abraham Lincoln may be our worst President, ever. He should have let the South secede"
Considering that most of the old Confederacy receives more revenue from the Federal government than it sends, the case may be made. With the present downturn in oil prices, it may turn out that all of the old confederacy, except Florida, will need Federal assistance. If the issue of secession ever arises again, let us not be so hasty in saying no.