Re: A Confederate and not proud of it


From: cmageepsc@bellsouth.net
To: gburnett@cdispatch


http://cdispatch.com/articles/2008/07/30/columns/column01.txt


Ms. Burnett,


In 1776, our ancestors fought the British under the Articles of CONFEDRATION to become a FREE & INDEPENDANT nation, because of HIGH TAXATION.


Prior to 1861 our ancestors here in the South were being abused by HIGH TARIFFS, which the southern states bore disproportionately to fund the U.S. government.


In 1861, they left the union and formed a CONFEDRATION of states known as the CONFEDERATE States of America.


In 1861, they met in Montgomery, Alabama and passed a 10% revenue tariff on imports to fund their CSA governments operation.


In 1861, the states left in the union passed a 50% tariff on imports to fund their USA government.


In 1861, Mr. Lincoln sent a flotilla of ships to Charleston Harbor designed to provoke the south knowing it would lead to WAR.


Mr. Lincoln and the business interests in the northern states knew they could not allow the south to be free with their 10% tariff that would draw all commerce to the Southern States Confederation.


The result was over 600,000 DEAD AMERICANS.


The CAUSE was HIGH TAXES.


The end of slavery was the result of the WAR, not a CAUSE.


Every other nation on Earth ended slavery PEACEFULLY.


OUR ANCESTORS FOUGHT AND DIED FOR FREEDOM AND LIBERTY.


CONFEDERATE is NOT a DIRTY WORD.


Soli Deo Gloria!


Marvin C. Magee, Jr.
Mize, Mississippi


Great-grandson of 4 non-slave owner soldiers who defended their home and families from the invading union army. Pvt.John N. Magee, Lt. Felix Carr, Pvt. James Allen Byrd, and Pvt. Henry P. Anderson.


5% of Confederate soldiers owned slaves.


Jackson, Mississippi was known as "Chimneyville" after the "Yankees" burned everything and left nothing but chimney’s left.