Saturday, March 28, 2015

NRO Hit Piece: The Romance of the Confederacy

Via Ryan "NR and WS sound more and more like The Nation 

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 I have this in a frame at Dixieland.  As I remember this was after one of the Winchester battles and the dog wouldn't allow the Yankees to bury his Confederate Master for three days.

It’s time the South dropped it in favor of a better part of its heritage. This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments re Texas’s refusal to allow Confederate flags to be stamped on license plates as part of a “Sons of Confederate Veterans” design. I wouldn’t ask sons of Confederate veterans to disown their ancestry; in fact, my mother’s mother’s family was Southern, and four of my great-great-grandfathers fought in the Confederate army. And I know that lots of Americans sincerely see the Confederate flag as a symbol of states’ rights — particularly because virtually no Confederate soldiers actually owned slaves. But, personally, I see the Confederate flag as the symbol of men who, as Lincoln put it, wrung their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces; who, “to strengthen, perpetuate, and extend” slavery, were willing to “rend the Union, even by war.” And I’m a very reasonable man.

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6 comments:

  1. Whenever that word "but" makes an appearance, you can basically ignore all the lip service that comes before it.

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  2. I have a better idea. Why don't the Yankee chattering classes abandon their obsession with excusing a genocidal war of aggression and give up their love affair with the myth that their war was fought to end slavery-- "in favor of a better part of their heritage?"

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    1. That would require honesty which is sorely lacking in the minds of liberals....:)

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  3. At the time of the War for Southern Independence there were 15 slave states:

    1. South Carolina
    2. Georgia
    3. Texas
    4. North Carolina
    5. Louisiana
    6. Mississippi
    7. Virginia
    8. Alabama
    9. Florida
    10.Tennessee
    11. Arkansas
    12. Delaware
    13. Maryland
    14. Missouri
    15. Kentucky

    At the time of the War for Southern Independence there were 18 free states:

    1. New York
    2. New Jersey
    3. Pennsylvania
    4. Connecticut
    5. Illinois
    6. Wisconsin
    7. Massachusetts
    8. New Hampshire
    9. Rhode Island
    10.Vermont
    11.Ohio
    12. Indiana
    13. Maine
    14. Oregon
    15. Minnesota
    16. California
    17. Rhode Island
    18. Michigan

    For a total of 33 states.

    Slavery was enumerated in the Constitution in the Enumeration Clause, the Slave Import Clause, and the Fugitive Slave Clause. Thus, a Constitutional Amendment was required to end slavery.

    To become an operative part of the Constitution, an amendment must be ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states.

    Because 15-states were slave states, 45-states would be required to pass an Amendment outlawing slavery thus requiring a total of 60 states. It is unlikely that 60-states could be found in the United States in 1860.

    Therefore, if all the South really desired was to continue slavery, the most prudent course of action would be to do absolutely nothing rather than secede. The South seceded because the tariffs were being used to finance the North's industrial Revolution.

    It was not unlike the cause of the American Revolution.

    Be proud of your heritage, sir; you have been brainwashed. Your Confederate ancestors were in the right.


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    1. Yes and in fact many slave owners realized that slavery was safest within the union.

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