by: Joan Hough

“The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert its self, though it may be at another time and in another form.” (President Jefferson Davis)

“We were not rebels; we did not fight to perpetuate human slavery, but for our rights and privileges under a government established over us by our fathers in defense of our homes.”  (Colonel Richard Henry Lee)

Southerners should know that knowledge of our past (its true history) is a prerequisite for the continuation of all we love in our civilization.  In order to understand why our ancestors seceded from the United States, some knowledge of the way our nation’s government was designed and why it was so designed is an absolute necessity.

Most of us are well aware that the teaching and learning of true American history in our schools has become a “no no,” while the teaching of Southern history is now a most adamant ”no!”

It is obvious that ignorance of Southern and national historical truth has become the rule rather than the exception. How can this be?

The answer is: somebody has long insisted that we give up our love for our South and accept the lies taught by the War’s victors and become generic Americans –ordinary, basic “Yankee” Americans of the type the New England Yankees tried to make us into during Reconstruction. Actually a “new world order dream” was energized into a concentrated effort to generate such “creatures” as Southerners transformed into generic Americans.

Now the dream has grown from the “convert them all into generic Americans” to “convert them all –those in the South and those in north—into generic global citizens.”

When thinking about this converting business—remember that for a long time our enemies have worked to make us forget we are Southerners—to make us forget that Texans are Texans and Louisianans, Louisianans, Georgians, Georgians—etc.  but most important of all—forget that we are all Southerners—the only people who get a thrill when they hear Dixie played and shed a tear when Saint Andrew’s cross appears with bright stars on a piece of silk—and especially, when it is waved in the hands of an American soldier or Marine at war in a far away land.

Our enemies want to erase everything that makes us special—they would make us into a bunch of very ordinary, standard Americans- colorless, expressionless, obedient to government and boring.

The “global” dream was first formally expressed in writing in 1848 and brought to America in 1849 by thousands of men escaping punishment in Europe for their participation in a failed Socialist Revolution. (Al Benson. Jr. and Walter Donald Kennedy,Lincoln’s Marxists, and John Avery Emison, Lincoln Uber Alles: Dictatorship Comes to America.)

That European Revolution is rightly titled a “Socialist” rebellion.  After their defeat in Europe, the participants  restarted their rebellion on American soil in the form of “The Civil War,” brazenly calling it a continuation of the European Socialist Revolution.”

But there is not sufficient space to elucidate their tale here and now.  Suffice it to say that the north’s leaders involved in the “GLOBAL MOVEMENT” knew their desire for world control could never be fulfilled unless the United States government was changed from a REPUBLIC into a Democracy.  The 1848ers were well aware that in order for this to happen it was an absolute necessity to eliminate the national influence of the South’s men of intellect.  This had to happen because the Southerners viewed Democracy precisely as did the nation’s founding fathers–as an anathema.

To understand why Democracy as a type of government was viewed by the founders as horrifically objectionable, read The Law, a skinny little book authored in 1850 by one of the world’s renowned thinkers, Frederic Bastiat.

Because of our indoctrination, most of us now believe the United States was designed to be a Democracy. WRONG!  The word “Democracy does not appear in a single one of the nation’s founding documents. It does not appear in The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation preceding the Constitution, or in The United States Constitution—nor does it appear in a single, original state constitution for each state went into the Union as an individual, sovereign nation giving only limited rights to that Union., maintaining the vast majority of the rights as their own—and each acknowledging God’s existence and influence.  There is an important reason for the deliberate avoidance of the word “Democracy.”

The founding fathers had studied all the governments of the world; they understood and loathed Democracy. They knew that as a form of government Democracy inevitably becomes Mobocracy and inevitably leads to a form of horrendous control of once free people by an oligarchy or dictatorship.  The level of control rivals that of any King’s. The rulers in a Democracy, once it reaches it energized form, have the same Kingly degree of power and are able to say “Off with his head” and off falls a head, courtesy of some underling with a cleaver or a drone.

Communists however believe that Democracy IS Communism—or at least is its beginning.

In a Democracy habeas corpus, the mainspring in a Republic form of government, soon fails to exist.  Abe Lincoln, in Kingly fashion, eliminated Habeas corpus in the United States during his term of office when he arrested thousands upon thousands of northern Democrats (the Copperheads) and imprisoned them without trial.

Habeas Corpus: Latin, You have the body–a writ (court order) commanding an individual or a government official who has restrained another to produce that prisoner at a certain time and place so that the court can determine the legality of custody and decide whether to order the prisoner’s release. It may be issued for other reasons, but usually it is a response to imprisonment without a trial by jury.    Following the execution of Lincoln (John Chandler Griffin, Abraham Lincoln’s Execution) his policies were continued by his Republican government’s imprisonment of Jefferson Davis for two years without trial. 

The ignoring of this Constitutional right became widespread in the north when “Copperheads” (Northern Democrats supporting the Constitutional right of American states to secede) were arrested in the many thousands and imprisoned without trials. Often, the U.S. government took them away in the still of the night, leaving their families without the knowledge of why –and without even the location where the head of the family would be imprisoned. (Henry Clay Dean, Crimes of the Civil War and Curse of the Funding System)

The Republicans  in the 1800s whose members contained some quite brilliant, highly educated, affluent Europeans, decided that:

1.     Southerners could not be allowed to influence northerners.

2.     Southerners could not be allowed to use their intellect and keep their property and possess wealth because influence accompanied these three things.

3.     Southerners had to be killed, shut up, or somehow caused to lose all their credibility.

4.      Any action was justified in order to prevent Southerners from continuing to advocate the tenets of the Republic set forth by Washington and Jefferson.

"It ought to be the very first object of our pursuits to have nothing to do with the European interests and politics. Let them be free or slaves at will, navigators or agriculturists, swallowed into one government or divided into a thousand . . . “ Thomas Jefferson

The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop…George Washington

The Republicans were determined that the Constitution had to be either eliminated or reinterpreted—with the latter more desirable because it would be less troublesome to mislead the citizens of the north concerning the interpretation,.  Many of the northerners were illiterate, many of them could not read English, and all of them were naïve about the original form of the U.S. government—both its history and its form.

Republicans, however, recognized that Southerners were the flies in the ointment that was to be used as their means of “take over control” of the United States—that Southerners were men who would never sit quietly by and allow anything bad done to “their” Constitution.

The Republican leaders judged the South correctly. Because Southerners had not been merely lackadaisical participants in the American Revolution, because their states had sent representatives to the Constitutional Convention and then their State Legislatures, in the name of the people in the state, had ratified the Constitution, Southerners felt the U.S. Constitution was their creation and a precious testament of American freedom.  This, the Southern attitude, Republicans saw as prohibiting any future hope for the surrendering of national sovereignty and the acceptance by Americans of a future NEW WORLD ORDER in which all nations surrendered their sovereignty.

Southerners’ influence had to be neutralized; an all-powerful central government managed entirely by Republicans, must control the United States.  The new party of Republicans was dedicated to that cause—even if it took numerous generations for it to be attained.

And that was precisely what the War of 1861-1865 was all about.

Lincoln, as a U.S. Representative and then as a U.S. President (see his inaugural speech) was behind the first 13th Amendment— a Constitutional Amendment (passed by Congress) which offered to the South the legal right to forever slave holding if the South would pay the tariffs and shut the mouths of its leaders. The slave-holding right was already in the U.S. Constitution and had been from the beginning. The first 13th Amendment only sought to confirm that right forever, despite the fact that  “in perpetuity” is impossible for anyone to guarantee.

Today’s historians conveniently forget that New Englanders not only were the ones who brought the slaves to American, but for two hundred years northerners had slaves laboring in private homes and mistreated them in a manner never tolerated in the South,.Thousands of enslaved people who lived  in the north remain in the shadows “ (Farrow, Lang and Frank,  Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged and Profited from Slavery, pp. 61-62).)

Lincoln reiterated the forever slavery deal again in his FIRST Inaugural speech.  All the South had to do to stop the war was to pay the tariff and it could have held slaves till Hell froze over— or at least so said LINCOLN AND HIS CONGRESS.  Had the war been about slavery, there would have been no “War Between the States,” War simply would not have occurred if slavery was the real cause of the war—the cause was much, much more broader than slavery.  Slavery, viewed, as the cause is the much later results of Yankee propaganda designed to white wash the sins of the Republican -invaders.

The U.S. Congress passed the forever slave holding Law, The Corwin Amendment, and sent it to the states for ratification.  It was signed by several northern states including Lincoln’s Illinois.  Virginia may have signed it, also, but the other Southern states refused to sign the Slavery Amendment because slavery was NOT the reason for their secession—and not the reason they defended themselves when invaded by the north.  That amendment is still on the books and, one would assume, open for ratification. 

It has been laughingly remarked that maybe we should sign it now and be amused by the frenetic reactions.
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