This is the secession letter, of South Carolina during the Civil war:
The only grievance that is listed is slave holding, itself a violation of Declarational principles in it’s worst form. A society and government, subservient by law to a larger one, may not for light and transient causes withdraw, especially to save a violation of those principles so they could get free labor from black people.
Such a group of individuals or interests fail the Declarational definition of government, and thus are not capable of making decisions worthy of the type “republic” which is “representative of the public” which implies that all of the public is represented. Well, if black Americans had a Representative not doing much about all the people being whipped and their personal minimum wage was their lives, they must have lost his number, or smoke signal, or what ever they had back then, cuz, they were literally The fact that the writer of the Declaration was a product of that society’s mentality and lacked the discipline to overcome the ways to which he had become accustomed, does not mean that actual spirit of the meaning cannot be used to form a framework for how we govern our lives. Yes, you used to get away with that, and it helped economically, but it was wrong and the world moved on and now we don’t do these things anymore. And they used that as legal pretext for secession? It brings into play, emphasizing the very principles that display their unworthiness to govern, by their flagrant disregard for the human rights of people with darker skin.
Beautifully written, and completely wrong headed in tone and in substance, because by the power of the principles they call for, their lack of application of these principles calls into question the legality of their guiding a full secession, and in fact demonstrates the need for the superstructure, to be a more diligent adherent to basic principles.