As a Southerner, I am proud to have been born in Alabama. Some of our citizens who have Confederate ancestors have succumbed to the melting pot image instead of being proud of their ancestors. Today, would your ancestors be proud of you?

The Confederate soldier fought in defense of the Articles of Confederation and our Constitution, which clearly states "the powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states, or to the people."

The Southern people believed in the states’ own power and the central government as a servant of its people. With the lost of the war for Southern independence it has become known as "The Lost Cause." The "Cause" still exists.

If you believe the Confederate states had no right to secession, why was there not a single person tried for treason after the war? Jefferson Davis wanted to be tried, but the Union government was afraid to do so, as it would be exposed as the cause of its illegal injustice.

The power of our central government and its courts touches every phase of our lives today. Every year our government leaders exercise more and more power that has never been delegated to them by the Constitution. This is what our Southern leaders warned us about.

The cause for which the Confederates fought are well and alive today as most of us believe our central government has gotten too big and powerful.

George W. Gayle
Montgomery

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