Friday, September 18, 2020

They Were Not Traitors


A typical calumny directed at Confederate soldiers is that they don’t merit commemoration because they were traitors. It is a lie for two reasons.

First, the Confederate states had no intent to overthrow the government of the United States. They seceded merely to form a government of their own. The first seven states that seceded during the winter of 1860-61 did not “make war” on the United States; they accepted it when the Washington government decided to coerce them back into the Union. The four upper-south states that remained Union-loyal until the coercion in the spring of 1861 had previously warned Washington that they regarded the coercion of any state to be unconstitutional and would fight to prevent it. Those four states provided half of the 11-state Confederacy’s white population, the chief source of her soldiers. In truth, the legal status of secession was unsettled in 1861. The Constitution neither outlawed nor authorized it. It was a remedy that geographically isolated political minorities repeatedly considered from 1789 to 1861.

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  1. The traitors reside in the protected, spoiled, education system and in the political houses of the uniparty.

  2. Re: secession of "free and independent States" which created the Federal Government, the 10th Amendment is clear. The United States had or has NO delegated power to prevent the secession of a State or States. So without delegated power, it may do NOTHING and the power belongs to the State and the People. --Ron W

  3. Virtually no one today knows the True History of the regional war of 1861-1865–Southern Agriculture against the Industralizing North.

    (The reason virtually no one today knows the True History of the regional war of 1861-1865 was the Marxist push to rewrite that history and marterize their friend Abraham Lincoln!
    Old Abe and Karl Marx were pen pal friends. At the end of the
    tariff war, Marx sent Abe a letter congratulating him on his
    accomplishment. Another communistic agenda same as today.
    The more things change the more they stay the same. If only
    the South had the same number of soldiers as the north.
    The traitors were the northern aggressors - act of war against
    another nation, The South.

    1. Thanks.

      4. “Every man should endeavor to understand the meaning of subjugation before it is too late… It means the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by Northern schoolteachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the war, will be impressed by the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors, and our maimed veterans as fit objects for derision… It is said slavery is all we are fighting for, and if we give it up we give all up. Even if this were true, which we deny, slavery is not all our enemies are fighting for. It is merely the pretense to establish sectional superiority and a more centralized government, and to deprive us of our rights and liberties.”
      --Maj. General Patrick R. Cleburne, CSA, January 1864, writing on what would happen if the Confederacy were to be defeated