At first, I was thoroughly in favor of siding with my state, for the reason that it is still the "mystic dirt of home."
But then I thought, what if everyone here was attempting to instate a slave system similar to what we had back then?
I would not be able to support my state in that, but I don't know that I could join the army and fight against my own state, possibly killing people that I'd known for so long, or burning a place that was, and will always be, where I come from.
I am framing it more in a current-day scenario- i.e., if the Federal government attempted to ban abortion, ban gun rights, or some other fiery social issue that I feel incites the worst in people... because I try not to say what I would or would not have believed in 1860.I always think that by my nature I would hate slavery and despise the system, but there's no way to tell... much of how one feels about such things has to do with the way they came up, and coming up in 1860 ensures that you'll come up...differently.
I also have trouble conjuring up an issue that could arise such passion that could lead to such violence on a widespread scale nowadays. It would have to be something huge, beyond the scale of anything we've seen in recent history. Even Vietnam and the Civil Rights movement couldn't do it, or the racial tensions of the 60s and 70s.
I do believe a lot of whether or not I'd follow my state depends on where I was following it to...