|Ft. Sumter: No Federal Right To Occupy|
.....so having neither been completed not garrisoned according to the contract, either within the three years specified time, or, for that matter, by 1861, Major Anderson occupied a piece of property that the United States had not the vestige of a right to occupy, and which was under the ownership, jurisdiction, and sovereignty of the State of South Carolina exclusively.
Sometime back in the early sixties—climaxed in 1964 with Barry Goldwater’s efforts—the South with its conservative measure, almost En Masse wanted (and needed) a place to go other than the old Democrat bastion of “Solid South.”
The SS political vector had been in unofficial direction and vogue since the dastardly and corrupt destruction and “reconstruction” of the South; post-War-Between-the-States (the uncivil war). It was a result of the phony Republican party which had never had anything in mind in its creation but a national government to replace the (how ironic) republican one. And most of all, high tariffs were paid by the South for internal improvements in the North. After beginning a war and ravaging the South for its comparable 1776 secession movements, the Republican party, and its political narcissists, bankers and railroad tycoon-thieves kept its boot on the neck of the South. (Yes, the Yankees started the war as they attempted to occupy a Southern fort—Sumpter. It was South Carolina’s fort, not the Union’s.)
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