I found these words by Jefferson Davis, in a small paper back book by Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg called "Jefferson Davis The Unreconstructed," and I felt it was fitting to quote them on this Independence Day, July 4, 2013.
Davis said, "When the cause was lost, what cause was it? Not that of the South only, but the cause of constitutional government, or the supremacy of law, of the natural rights of man."
Rumberg adds: "What was missing after the war was the very reason for the establishment of the country by the Founding Fathers. After the war the new centralized Government enslaved all the citizens."
Food for thought isn't it?