The south should have been allowed to secede from the union. Not because I think slavery should have been lawful, it would have ended without the war. It is economically not sustainable. The south is like a different country and they should be allowed to govern themselves without dragging down the rest of the US with their narrow ideas. Over the past 30 years I have come to see how unreasonable the former confederate states are and how different those people are and disconnected their ideas are from the rest of us. Remove them from the union and let them wave what ever flag they want and erect any statue they want.