Tuesday, June 23, 2009
PLEASE READ THIS BOOK!
I know everyone is busy...I know everyone is broke too...But I would love for one thousand Americans to read this book...I don't care if your Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, a Socialist, Anarchist, Marxist, whatever....You can't argue with historical fact...If there are sources to back up quotes and documents ...Then how can you say the Civil War occurred to 'free the slaves'?
"Lincoln's assault on constitutional liberties in the North would be consistent with this statement, as would his unconstitutional naval blockade of the Southern ports, his starting a war without the consent of Congress, and myriad of other acts.."
"Lincoln was not opposed to secession if it served his political purposes...he orchestrated the secession of western Virginia from the rest of the state and set up a puppet government of the new state of West Virginia...neither the president nor the Congress had the constitutional authority to create states..." (In turn, Lincoln benefited politically from the additional electoral votes and congressional representation from magically creating a new state)
"On February 2, 1862, the Federal Government began censoring all telegraph communication in the United States..."
"...All of the members of the legislature from the Baltimore area were arrested (without due process), as was the mayor of Baltimore and US Congressman Henry May" (9/1861 during suppression of elections)
"...the proposed Morrill Tariff bill, which proposed raising the tariff rate by as much as 250 percent on some items. With this tariff bill, Northerners were "united in a joint raid against the South...the Treasury had become a "perpetual fertilizing stream to Northern businesses and laborers and a suction-pump to drain away our substance and parch up our lands."
"...at the time the primary source of federal revenue was tariff revenue. Since the South had only a tiny manufacturing base, it purchased most of its manufactured goods from the North or from Europe. Since they were so dependent on trade, the Southern States were paying the Lion's share of all tariffs, while they believed that most of the revenue from the tariffs was being spent in the North."
"To secure these rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government." Declaration of Independence 1776
"In the eyes of the American founding fathers, the most fundamental principle of political philosophy was the right of secession. The Declaration of Independence was, first and foremost, a declaration of secession from the British government of King George III, whom the founders believed was a tyrant."
"Andrew Jackson denounced the national bank as "dangerous to the liberty of the American people because it represented a fantastic centralization of economic and political power under private control...Jackson condemned the bank as "a vast electioneering engine" that had the "power to control the Government and change its character" This, of course, is exactly what the Whigs wanted to do. (Lincoln was a member of the Whig Party)
"Lincoln reminded his constituents in 1858 that only states, not the Federal Government, could offer Negro citizenship and promised that if Illinois should entertain such a proposal he would oppose it"
Lincoln's words in response to a debate with Senator Stephen Douglas:
"I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and black races. There is a physical difference between the two, which in my judgement, will probably forever forbid their living together upon the footing of perfect equality; and inasmuch as it becomes a necessity that there must be a difference, I, as well as Judge Douglas, am in favor of the race to which I belong having the superior position. I have never said anything to the contrary."
If I had extra monies...I'd buy a bunch of used copies and hand them out for free...Any patriots out there with extra dollars want to donate to a good cause?