The “United States” ("US, Inc." is probably a more appropriate name) at this point anyway is little more than a group of mercenaries and “wanna-be dupes” based in Washington who work exclusively on behalf of the Elite. There is a puppet government in Washington and a lot of lower-levels “useful idiots”, but they are still the real ones in control.
With that said, I think that secession and state’s rights is another false solution (the Feds could care less about state’s rights, believe me—just look at how the Feds reacted when Texas tried to stop the TSA from operating in their state). The Elite have already long ago corrupted the central government, and I believe that there current plan is to, among other things, encourage controlled separatist movements as a means to create further tension and possibly spark a civil war. That way, they can weaken each of the microstates formed from these movements and gradually consolidate them one by one until they are successfully integrated into the Global State. In case you don’t believe this is possible, just look at history: all the major world powers from the Roman Empire to the British Empire have successfully used this “divide and conquer” strategy. Do you seriously think that the Elite would ever allow a successful region-wide, independent secession movement to form on their watch? Think again.
One of my old saws is Abe Lincoln was never baptized, and he was not a Christian, and he did not "save the union".
While the Union certainly had its malignant characters and supporters (among whom were ’48er socialists and Karl Marx), the South didn’t really seem to be much better off as they had many prominent freemasons and luminaries on their side (among whom was Albert Pike, a high-ranking freemason and, eventually, the leader of freemasonry in the South, and the Knights of the Golden Circle). Ultimately, I think the Civil War was sparked by the British Empire (specifically, the City of London and the political-financial clique who controlled the British Empire) through their agents in the South as a way to cripple the United States as a potential rival and eventually incorporate them into a global “British Empire” (as Cecil Rhodes and his ilk envisioned it). They did not succeed then, but it seemed to have come very close to succeeding.
Albert Pike was a strange bird --- a Luciferian. Bad News Pike. He was a total washout as a Confederate officer. He never won a battle and had no military aptitude. He was originally from Massachusetts. If he had stayed up there, maybe he could have served in the Union Army and been a slob and a Luciferian washout for them?
The War Between the States was only a war, and politics are only politics. However, the faithful and the Church also have to make their way through this world in practical ways.
As a legal brief, I think the South had and still has the winning case. That is significant to my understanding of the Constitution and the US government and its politics. For example, look at the Supreme Tort. They are far beyond their parameters, and who needs or wants more garbage from them?
The "elite" are going to get only natural results and worse for what they do anyway. I'm looking at it from a deeper perspective than the "elites". The Holy Spirit may work in "funny ways", and many local ways, that can counter the elite.
People do move around a lot nowadays looking for work and so forth, and modern life can be chaotic, so some of the South has moved North, and some of the North has moved South --- the West moves East and the East moves West. People may survive and try to be happy in many places, but the legal issues that can counter the NWO seem Confederate and Catholic to me. Not just "Confederate" from the American South --- but whatever others as well, Irish against Cromwell, Robert the Bruce against Longshanks, Hapsburg and Old Europe against Freemason and heretic, etc.
If this is making any sense, it is because it is about typology. We have seen the typology of the NWO before. It is like that of the liar and the tyrant --- the megalomaniac --- against natural order and peace.
If St. Thomas More was an authority of international and constitutional law, and he was here to make a case for State's Rights, that's what I'm talking about --- I'm not just talking Southern Rednecks and the Charlie Daniels Band.
The Satanic NWO likes to pretend that it can play all ends against the middle equally well, but this is not true, because they can't play fair anyway. The "Confederate" and Catholic ends of the wheel are more naturally against them than the others.