Slavery and the U.S. Government

In "Slavery and the U.S. Government" author Stanley K. Lott writes (on pgs. 7-8):

"To get to the root of slavery (origin of power and domination of the slave trade ) might disturb some people.

But it is a situation that needs to be addressed in this present day and time"

This is not a new subject, nor is it a theme that has not been addressed by many mainstream authors, historians or media outlets.

What makes this book different is not only the fact that it is written in defense of the South, or that it places the blame on slavery squarely on the Federal Government, but that the author Stanley K. Lott is Black, and a respected member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Lott continues:

"Not only to relieve Southern White people of guilt, but to relieve Black people of anger and madness. Southern White people did not have to fight to protect something (slavery) that was already protected by the U.S. Government, the Supreme Court under the American Flag."

On page 33 he argues that:

"There was no question about the right of states to seceded from the Union (United States). When the original 13 colonies seceded from Great Britain and signed the Declaration of Independence, they signed it as 13 free, sovereign and independent states (not the United States, singular)."

This begs the reader to ask the question; "If secession was legal and Constitutional, then why wouldn’t the Federal Government let the South go in peace?"

For this too, Lott has the answer and it can be found on page 46. Here the author estimates that with the Southern states forming of the Confederacy, the Federal government stood to lose a whopping $400,000,000 in revenue from the taxation of slaves.

If the facts found in "Slavery and the U.S. Government" are upsetting to some readers who have never heard anything but the official text book versions of the War for Southern Independence, slavery or the founding of our country, the lessons that Mr. Lott shares with his readers might be even more so.

On pages 36-37, Lott writes:

"Getting back to States Rights and Sovereignty; Southern White people did not like a big Federal Government. They like Home Rule { editors note: as do our distant cousins in Ireland} …

Confederate Southern Americans do not like taking orders from Washington, D.C. …Especially the ones who know what the U.S. Constitution says and have the guts (mentally) to stand behind it. Strong States Rights and States Sovereignty proponents might be the first people to get rounded up and put in concentration camps when the New World people put their programs into full effect… those who care about our world better buckle up – get prayed up and stronger minded because from now on , times are only going to get harder."

In closing his book on page 82, Lott leaves us with one more lesson:

"Blacks need to let go of hate and white people let go of guilt. People need to stop being tricked, deceived and lied to. The slavery issue needs to be studied more in-depth and taught correctly in our colleges and high schools"

Throughout the book, the author uses official records such as the Congressional Globe to prove that the North defended slavery and that the American Flag protected it.

While some might find, "Slavery and the U.S. Government" unsettling, Lott offers that he is not trying to offend anyone.

The reader will find, that like any good Southerner, he refuses to apologize for the truth.

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