Most historians agree that Jefferson Davis would have made a fair-to-middling registrar of deeds, as long as someone else dealt with the public for him.
Throughout their existence, the Confederate States of America successfully avoided the evils of political parties. And look what happened.
Contrary to popular belief, the Confederate battle flag is not a symbol of racism; it is simply a symbol of Southern tradition—specifically, the Southern tradition of keeping Africans in their place.
About 10% of the male population of fighting age died in the Civil War, but that was all right because there were too many young men loitering in front of cigar shops anyway.
It took a man of Jefferson Davis’ talents to lose the Civil War for the South; it took a man of Rutherford B. Hayes’ talents to lose it for the North.
If you examine American history with care, you will find that the phrase “states’ rights” invariably refers to the rights of states to oppress some group of individual residents. Try it sometime!