Davis was last ‘real American president’
Letter to the editor
Published Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Mon., June 1 was an official state holiday in Alabama in honor of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America. President Davis stood for the patriotic principle of “free and independent states,” written in bold print three times in the Declaration of Independence of 1776.
Each of the original 13 colonies (all slave-holding) received separate independence from Great Britain by treaty as “free, sovereign and independent states” on Sept. 3, 1783.
The Southern states had more right to withdraw from the United States in 1861 than the 13 colonies had to secede from England in 1776, because England created the 13 colonies, but the United States did not create the 13 states; the 13 states created the United States.
Like the Southern states, the United States today would have the right to secede from the United Nations, because the United Nations did not create the United States, the United States created the United Nations.
This was the last time that Americans would fight on the battlefield for low taxes and local self-government and Jefferson Davis was the last real American president, as envisioned by the Founding Fathers.