In our time, this opinion is pretty self-evident, but at the time it was revolutionary...Within 55-years the Southern states decided to put this ruling to the ultimate test - and lost big.
Something modern-day states might want to keep in mind when threatening to secede because they don't like election results: California, etc.
1936 - Switzerland barred all Nazis from entering the country.
Except those with gold bars and artwork, of course.
1938 - Hitler demanded self-determination for Germans in Austria and Czechoslovakia with his quest for Lebensraum ('living space').
This was a nice excuse for Hitler to invade these two countries and begin the war he was hoping for...But he had no idea his European peers would drop their pants and hand these lands over to him.
Poor guy. I guess he had to attack Poland before they were willing to fight...And even at that, the Frenchies did little more than roll over like a cheap whore for Der Fuhrer.
1943 - The Battle of Kasserine Pass: WWII. German troops of the Afrika Korps broke through the Kasserine Pass, defeating U.S. forces.
Rommel gave the Americans a pretty thorough 'ass-whoopin' at this battle, but it was an excellent tune-up for the many battles which followed. Luckily, there were very few which went this way after this point.
1997 – Lt. Kelly J. Flinn faced a court-martial on charges of adultery, conduct unbecoming an officer, failure to obey a lawful order, making a false official statement and failure to obey the Air Force regulation on fraternization.
Lt. Flinn was rightly charged, and I’m sure the Liberal Jackals had a field-day attacking this soldier...WHILE AT THE SAME TIME THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE U.S. MILITARY WAS SHOOTING HIS SEMEN ALL OVER THE OVAL OFFICE, AND 'MAKING FALSE OFFICIAL STATEMENTS' AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY!
If Clinton could do it, why couldn’t Flinn? I guess the Lieutenant didn’t have enough rank to get away with it.
Actually, the answer is the U.S. Military is a job Americans expect excellence and decency from, but Presidents, Senators and Congressmen are generally accepted to be shitheads and liars...Nice system we have.