Staff Writer, DL Mullan
Congress / Confederate Monuments
Congress / Confederate Monuments
What is the fetish with the Civil War?
The Southern States wanted to keep Slavery! Nothing could be further from the truth. History says differently than the racist voices in our streets.
Let's hear history from an actual Civil War solider:
1947 Interview with Corporal Julius Franklin "General" Howell (1846-1948)
But, but... but nothing. The War of Northern Aggression was fought over States' Rights. Plain and simple.
But, but those poor black people... who also fought in the Confederacy:
Clip 1 from 'Black Confederates: The Forgotten Men in Gray'
Did you know that Cherokees fought for the Confederacy too?
Doesn't seem so white supremacy now does it? Because the Northern States, President Lincoln, and the federal government overstepped the Constitution and the 10th Amendment. This war was about an industrial society of the North versus the agricultural center of the South.
Everyone had a stake in the war.
So when Senator Tammy Duckworth and Congressman Matt Gaetz state that the Confederates were traitors, they have that backwards, and have forgotten that Confederate soliders are deemed United States Military Veterans by the acts of Congress (Veterans Today Archives). Maybe these politicians should not be so quick to judge the Confederacy. Instead we should read what the Cherokee who remained neutral for some time had to say in their treaty with the Confederate States of America (Lew Rockwell):
"But in the Northern States the Cherokee people saw with alarm a violated constitution, all civil liberty put in peril, and all rules of civilized warfare and the dictates of common humanity and decency unhesitatingly disregarded. In the states which still adhered to the Union a military despotism had displaced civilian power and the laws became silent with arms. Free speech and almost free thought became a crime. The right of habeas corpus, guaranteed by the constitution, disappeared at the nod of a Secretary of State or a general of the lowest grade. The mandate of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was at naught by the military power and this outrage on common right approved by a President sworn to support the constitution. War on the largest scale was waged, and the immense bodies of troops called into the field in the absence of any warranting it under the pretense of suppressing unlawful combination of men."
The tenth paragraph continues the indictment of the Northern political party in power and the conduct of the Union Armies:
"The humanities of war, which even barbarians respect, were no longer thought worthy to be observed. Foreign mercenaries and the scum of the cities and the inmates of prisons were enlisted and organized into brigades and sent into Southern States to aid in subjugating a people struggling for freedom, to burn, to plunder, and to commit the basest of outrages on the women; while the heels of armed tyranny trod upon the necks of Maryland and Missouri, and men of the highest character and position were incarcerated upon suspicion without process of law, in jails, forts, and prison ships, and even women were imprisoned by the arbitrary order of a President and Cabinet Ministers; while the press ceased to be free, and the publication of newspapers was suspended and their issues seized and destroyed; the officers and men taken prisoners in the battles were allowed to remain in captivity by the refusal of the Government to consent to an exchange of prisoners; as they had left their dead on more than one field of battle that had witnessed their defeat, to be buried and their wounded to be cared for by southern hands."
The eleventh paragraph of the Cherokee declaration is a fairly concise summary of their grievances against the political powers now presiding over a new U. S. Government:
"Whatever causes the Cherokee people may have had in the past to complain of some of the southern states, they cannot but feel that their interests and destiny are inseparably connected to those of the south. The war now waging is a war of Northern cupidity and fanaticism against the institution of African servitude; against the commercial freedom of the south, and against the political freedom of the states, and its objects are to annihilate the sovereignty of those states and utterly change the nature of the general government."
The Cherokees felt they had been faithful and loyal to their treaties with the United States, but now perceived that the relationship was not reciprocal and that their very existence as a people was threatened. They had also witnessed the recent exploitation of the properties and rights of Indian tribes in Kansas, Nebraska, and Oregon, and feared that they, too, might soon become victims of Northern rapacity. Therefore, they were compelled to abrogate those treaties in defense of their people, lands, and rights. They felt the Union had already made war on them by their actions.
Finally, appealing to their inalienable right to self-defense and self-determination as a free people, they concluded their declaration with the following words:
"Obeying the dictates of prudence and providing for the general safety and welfare, confident of the rectitude of their intentions and true to their obligations to duty and honor, they accept the issue thus forced upon them, unite their fortunes now and forever with the Confederate States, and take up arms for the common cause, and with entire confidence of the justice of that cause and with a firm reliance upon Divine Providence, will resolutely abide the consequences.
It is too bad that our Congress cannot do ten minutes worth of historical research, but instead have sided with the Marxist cult rampaging through our streets. Our history is here to stay. Congressional officials are our employees. So Americans need to take these politicians out of office:
Roll Call 156 | Bill Number: H. R. 7573
Jul 22, 2020, 06:05 PM | 116th Congress, 2nd Session
Vote Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
To direct the Architect of the U.S. Capitol to replace the bust of Roger Brooke Taney with a bust of Thurgood Marshall, to remove certain statues from areas of the Capitol which are accessible to the public, to remove all statues of individuals who voluntarily served Confederate States of America displayed in Capitol.
Vote Type: 2/3 Yea-And-Nay
|Boyle, Brendan F.||Democratic||Yea|
|Davis, Danny K.||Democratic||Yea|
|Doyle, Michael F.||Democratic||Yea|
|Green, Al (TX)||Democratic||Yea|
|Horn, Kendra S.||Democratic||Yea|
|Maloney, Carolyn B.||Democratic||Yea|
|Torres Small (NM)||Democratic||Yea|