It is true that there was open rebellion and massive bloodshed as one faction that could not countenance a 'united' nation sought to rip the country apart, but the sentiment that engendered the Civil War is still alive and well due to one ill-advised amendment to the nation's founding document; the 10th Amendment.
In fact, there is a desire among many extreme conservatives to hold a new Constitutional Convention to craft a new document that adheres strictly to their vision of a nation the Founding Fathers never intended.
Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid announced today that Democrats are about mount an effort to amend the constitution to get the Koch brothers and other billionaires out of our politics.
President Obama made some big news today by announcing that he supports a constitutional amendment like the one proposed by Bernie Sanders to overturn Citizens United.