Terrorists And Socialists Caused Southern Secession
The 150 year sesquicentennial begins on December 20, 2010 marking the secession of Southern states and the formation of a new nation-The Confederate States of America. On this date 150years ago delegates at South Carolina's secession convention voted to secede from the Union. The rapid secession of 10 more Southern states followed in the winter and spring of 1861 and the CSA was formed.
The states constitutionally, legally, and honorably withdrew from the Union (U.S.A.) and resumed their pre-Union sovereign status. Several states including New York and Virginia had specifically reserved the right to withdraw from the Union when they joined the Compact of 1787 which was ratified in 1789 as the Constitution of the United States of America. The historical precedent for secession was well established. Early attempts at secession were made by the Northern states of Massachusetts and Connecticut in 1803 and 1814 in opposition to the Louisiana Purchase and the War of 1812. All early U.S. presidents including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson recognized the right and stated "let them go in peace if they so desire".
Military cadets at West Point Military Academy were taught that secession was legal through a text book "Rawle's View of the Constitution". Up until 1861 most politicians and citizens in America considered secession legal. Prior to becoming U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln on the floor of Congress on Jan.12,1848 stated "Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most sacred right — a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people that can, may revolutionize, and make their own, of so much territory as they inhabit". What caused Lincoln to reverse his opinion in 1861? When asked "Why not let the South go in peace" he replied "Let the South Go? I can't let them go. What would become of my tariff (taxes)".
Only the misinformed and uneducated believe that the North (Union) invaded the Confederate States of America for the express purpose of freeing slaves. All wars are fought over 4 things - money, resources, land, and power (empire). There was, however, a small group of New Englanders who wanted war for that purpose. It Was A Coalition Of New England economic interests (greed) With The New England radicals, fanatics, zealots and hypocrites that caused the Southern secession movement. These New England terrorists threatened and carried out terrorist activities in Kansas and Virginia through psychopath John Brown. The Civil War actually began in Kansas in 1854, not April 12,1861 at Ft. Sumter South Carolina. In 1857, terrorist Hinton Helper published a book "The Impending Crisis" demanding instant Abolition with the alternative being the mass murder of Southern men, women, and children. In the U.S. Congress 68 of 117 Republicans had signed a resolution supporting such terrorist activities against the South. Terrorism cased Southern secession.
Abraham Lincoln acted with deceit in setting up the Ft. Sumter incident in April 1861 with the express intent of starting a war. Original correspondence documents prove this fact. There was also much socialist involvement in creating the war. Lincoln's assistant secretary of war, Charles A. Dana was a socialist who had went to Europe and been instructed by the infamous socialist Karl Marx. The new book "Red Republicans And Lincoln Marxists" furnishes the details. The new Republican party formed in 1854 was socialist and worked to create war. Karl Marx coached Lincoln and Dana on how to start the war and blame the South. Many European socialists from the failed European socialist revolution of 1848 came to America and served as Union military officers.
Lincoln burned and shut down 200-300 Northern newspapers in 1861 because they supported the South's constitutional right to secede. It was the worst violation of 1st Amendment rights ever committed in America. He jailed about 200,000 Northern war protesters without warrant or trial - 38,000 for the duration of the war. An unconstitutional, illegal, immoral, and criminal war of aggression was carried out 1861-65 by the Union against the CSA. After the War Of Northern Aggression ended in 1865 the Native American Indians in the West received the same treatment.
James W. King
Commander Sons Of Confederate Veterans
Camp 141 Albany Georgia