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Ten Neo-Confederate Myths

 

March 9, 2013 | vanity

 

Posted on Sunday, March 10, 2013 11:19:44 AM by BroJoeK

 

Ten Neo-Confederate Myths (+one)

 

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“Secession was not all about slavery.”

 

In fact, a study of the earliest secessionists documents shows, when they bother to give reasons at all, their only major concern was to protect the institution of slavery.

 

For example, four seceding states issued “Declarations of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify Secession from the Federal Union“.

 

 

 

 

These documents use words like “slavery” and “institution” over 100 times, words like “tax” and “tariff” only once (re: a tax on slaves), “usurpation” once (re: slavery in territories), “oppression” once (re: potential future restrictions on slavery).

 

So secession wasn’t just all about slavery, it was only about slavery.

 

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“Secession had something to do with ‘Big Government‘ in Washington exceeding its Constitutional limits.”

 

In fact, secessionists biggest real complaint was that Washington was not doing enough to enforce fugitive slave laws in Northern states.

 

Mississippi‘s Declaration is instructive since it begins by explaining why slavery is so important:

 

“Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery — the greatest material interest of the world.

 

Its labor supplies the product which constitutes by far the largest and most important portions of commerce of the earth.

 

These products are peculiar to the climate verging on the tropical regions, and by an imperious law of nature, none but the black race can bear exposure to the tropical sun.

 

These products have become necessities of the world, and a blow at slavery is a blow at commerce and civilization.”

 

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It goes on to complain that the Federal Government is not enforcing its own Fugitive Slave laws, saying that anti-slavery feeling:

 

“has nullified the Fugitive Slave Law in almost every free State in the Union…”

 

 

In fact, the Compromise of 1850 shifted responsibility for enforcing Fugitive Slave laws from northern states to the Federal Government, so this complaint amounts to a declaration that Washington is not powerful enough………….

 

EXCERPT!!!!!!!!!!/See rader responses…???

 

via Ten Neo-Confederate Myths.

 

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IS THIS MAN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD, MENTALLY ILL? (Photo credit: SS&SS)

 

 

 

 

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