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Southern Heritage <br>News and Views: December 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008


NEW ORLEANS – The Fifth U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals has set February 4, 2009, as the day it will hear oral arguments from both sides in the case of the Burleson, Texas, school board’s ban on Confederate Symbols.

The case centers on a suit filed by the SLRC in 2006 on behalf of two female Burleson High School students who were suspended for bringing to school Confederate flag purses which they had received as Christmas presents. The sister of one of the plaintiffs subsequently joined the suit.

A lower court issued a summary judgment in favor of the defendants in April of this year. The SLRC immediately appealed on grounds that, among other factors, the original court refused the SLRC’s request to admit crucial documentary evidence, including an e-mail from the then principal of the school to faculty and staff, instructing them to claim that Confederate symbols had previously caused disruption on campus.

“This is a perfect case to take to the Fifth Circuit,” SLRC Chief Trial Counsel Kirk Lyons told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram when the appeal was filed. “They’ve never done a Confederate flag case in this circuit.”


MEMPHIS, TN – Defense attorneys in the case of McClaren vs. Compass Intervention Center have had the case removed from it a local court to a U.S. Court, and the SLRC and its local counsel have countered with a motion to return the case to its original jurisdiction.

Lawyers for Compass filed the removal from Shelby County Circuit Court to U. S. Court for the Western District of Tennessee without warning on November 24. The SLRC, with the assistance of local counsel T. Tarry Beasley, is now filing a motion for remand – that is, a motion to send the suit back to Shelby County, where the suit was filed in early October.

“We have found the smoking gun,” said SLRC Chief Trial Counsel Kirk Lyons. “We trust that if the court takes proper notice of the law, this case will be returned to the proper venue.”

Plaintiff in the case is Paul McClaren, who resides in Olive Branch, MS, but who worked as a counselor for Compass in Memphis for a total of 10 years. He was terminated in October, 2007, after a running dialogue with Center officials over a decorative Confederate battle flag he displayed on the front of his vehicle and a state-issued Sons of Confederate Veterans Mississippi license tag on its rear.

McClaren says he had the tags on his vehicle for years without incident, but claims that the clinic’s then recently-hired CEO demanded that McClaren either stop using the company parking lot as long as the tags were in place or park far enough away and in such a manner as to conceal them. McClaren contends that he made every reasonable effort to comply with the clinic’s request, but that he was discharged anyway, without notice and without severance benefits.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

No economic "civil war"

By Dr. Jack McMillan editorial writer Michael Lind recently published a piece of garbage entitled “The economic Civil War”. Here is my reply:

In his latest act of buffoonery, Micheal Lind blames Detroit’s inefficient auto industry’s woes on “Neo-Confederates”. According to Lind’s version of reality, when the “Big Three” executives flew into Washington in their private jets to ask for a bailout, it was Jefferson Davis' fault! Such delusional nonsense is humorous to say the least. Perhaps Mr. Lind has fantasies about charging over the cornfields at Gettysburg with the boys in blue to “preserve the union”. Perhaps he should become a Civil War re-enactor. What Lind certainly is not is an economic realist.

The only “union” Lind really wishes to preserve is the UAW. Fine, if he wants to defend an early 20th century system in a 21st century world, that his business. What is not his right however is to lie and distort. He is guilty of the very thing of which he accuses others - economic regionalism. When Linds writes that a Third Reconstruction may be needed to allow “blue states to preserve their way of life” his obvious regionalism is made manifest.

Ford, Chrysler, and GM could have built factories in Alabama and Mississippi, but they chose not to. That wasn’t the fault of “Southern elites”, that was a decision made in Detroit. The Big Three could have built cars people actually wanted to buy, but they chose not to. Again, this was not the product of some simmering, lingering Southern revenge, but rather the result of inept decision-making in Detroit boardrooms. Lind wants to blame the South for Detroit’s incompetence, but it just doesn’t fly.

What Southern states have managed to do is to attract businesses, including auto manufacturers. So, of course, Lind sees that as some plot probably cooked up by General Beauregard to destroy Detroit’s (and the North’s) industrial base. Rather than applauding American entrepreneurship and business acumen, Lind denounces it as divisive, and therein lies the problem. Lind simply fails to understand the world has changed and America is no longer automatically guaranteed success- America has to compete in a global marketplace. The Southern auto industry demonstrates that America can compete, but old business models of the sort Lind desperately clings to must be altered. One of the reasons for Detroit’s failures can be tied directly to labor unions – legacy costs. Nearly one-third the price of a Detroit car is payment for workers’ medical and retirement benefits. That might have been fine when the auto industry was purely domestic, but the world has changed, Mr. Lind. Yes, the South has welcomed foreign auto companies to build factories and give people good-paying jobs – that isn’t a “neo-confederate” plot Mr. Lind; it’s just good business sense. There is no Southern plot to kill Detroit's auto industry - if Detroit fails then it's their own fault. Taking responsibility for one's own actions and not blaming others is a sign of maturity, and it's time for Detroit to grow up.

Interestingly, non-union auto workers in the South are paid well above minimum wage and in some cases above unionized wages. Of course, Lind fails to mention this since it wouldn’t help his sectionalist argument. His “solution” to the imagined problem is equally absurd – rather than adopt the successful (southern) business model, the federal government must impose the unsuccessful model nationally. Well, in that case, at least the whole country will fail economically together rather than having some parts actually thriving. Is that really your vision of national unity, Mr. Lind?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


By Bob Hurst

It is certainly never dull being a Confederate sympathizer. All I have to do is read a newspaper, watch television or go on the internet and it is brought home to me time and time again how many people there are who truly appreciate Southern and Confederate history and heritage and how many there are, mostly of the politically correct variety, who would like nothing better than to eradicate that whole part of the American experience.

The last month or two have provided a number of "ups" for those of us who cherish our culture and also some hurdles to be overcome in our constant struggle to protect our heritage from the (sometimes seemingly maniacal) practitioners of political correctness.

First, from the positive side. For the third straight year the Sons of Confederate Veterans participated in the Florida Forest Festival in Perry. Our float and marching units (color guards) were extremely well-received by the crowd and for the third consecutive year the Perry Camp float received the Grand Marshal's Award for the parade. Likewise, our living history participants at the "Cracker Cabin" were visited by hundreds of people who were interested in and appreciative of the displays and performances.

The SCV also participated in the Veterans Day Parade in Tallahassee. We have been in the parade for several years now and it all began at the invitation of the American Legion Post in Tallahassee. This was our first opportunity to show off our newly-painted and improved Florida Division float with cannon and again the crowd reaction was extremely supportive. The people love us here even if the politicos don't.

We have received an invitation to participate once again in the Camp Gordon Johnston Reunion Weekend Parade in Carrabelle in March. This has been a wonderful experience for us each year we have participated. It is so heartwarming to see those great older gentlemen who fought for the country in World War II come to attention and salute as our flag-festooned float goes by. This parade is truly special for me since my father received his amphibious training at Camp Gordon Johnston in preparation for the D-Day invasion at Normandy where he went ashore with thousands of other great Americans soldiers. Each year as I gaze upon these American heroes in the crowd, many now in their 80's (my dad is 87), I feel a special surge of pride for them and also a sense of sadness that we, as a country, seem to have changed so much from that time when our greatest generation exemplified the American ideal.

Another big "up" is that our Confederate Park in Tampa is moving right along and the dedication of the park and gigantic Confederate Battle Flag is set for April 25, 2009. This will be a wonderful facility and the flag will be the largest Confederate flag flying anywhere in the world. We are still raising money for this outstanding project and it will certainly be a facility that all Southerners (actually all Americans) can be proud of when it is completed.

So, everything seems to be going swimmingly for the Southern movement. Well, not exactly.

Although our Veterans Day parade in Tallahassee went well, the event in Knoxville, Tennessee was a maddening experience for the SCV camp there. After being told they could march in the event, the camp was notified shortly before the parade that they could only march if they did not carry any Confederate flag. The camp said, "Thanks, but no thanks."

Marty Everett, Chairman of Special Events for Knoxville American Legion Post 2, was quoted as saying: "Pure and simple. The American flag and the Tennessee flag are the only governments represented in the parade. The bottom line is that the parade is to honor veterans of the United States Armed Forces and we don't allow anyone else to use the parade to further their cause."

No, Mr, Everett, the bottom line is that on May 23, 1958, Public Law 83-425 was enacted by the United States Congress. Section 410 of this law mandates that all Confederate veterans are recognized as United States Military Veterans and deserve all rights and privileges pursuant to such service. I certainly hope the American Legion post in Knoxville wipe the egg off their collective faces and allow the SCV unit in the parade next year.

At the same time this was happening in Knoxville, an old ugly sore raised its head again in Jacksonville, Florida. Since 1999, a group of the always complaining people have been trying to get the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School changed. Forrest, of course, was a great Confederate cavalry leader and true hero to millions of Southerners. Again this year the Duval School Board considered a name change and again it was rejected. The school board vote was 5-2 and along racial lines. The two black members of the board vowed that the issue will come back. In a vote of the student body, 53% of the students did not want to change the name (about 2/3 of the white students did not want the name change). Each year that the question has come up, the SCV has mounted a defense of the name.

Interestingly, Mayor John Peyton of Jacksonville and Jerry Mallett, Executive Vice-President of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, both sounded disappointed that the name change failed. They seemed to think the name would somehow hurt Jacksonville's business growth. Yeah, right, just like the Georgia State Flag that was patterned after the Confederate Battle Flag and flew from 1956 right into the new millenium really had an effect on limiting Atlanta's growth during the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. That city only became the largest in the South while that flag was flying.

The wisest comment made by anyone regarding this situation was made by incoming board member W.C. Gentry who said, "So do you make decisions based on how you're going to be covered by the New York Times? I don't."

Thank you, Mr. Gentry.

My feelings are actually mixed on this situation since Forrest High has now become a typical urban school with all the dysfunctionalities associated with that type facility. The demographic mix is far different now than it was 40 years ago when some friends of mine attended Forrest and it was a good school. Sadly, now, it is rated an F school by the State of Florida and I'm not sure if it honors General Forrest to have his name on such a school. Incidentally, as I sit here in my library / computer room writing this article, I am looking directly across the room at a bust of the magnificent Forrest.

One thing is for sure. If the group of complaining people get their way eventually on this school, then Robert E. Lee High School, Kirby Smith Middle School and a host of other Jax area schools will come under attack. Who knows, even the name "Jacksonville" might be deemed too politically incorrect for this new and changed country in which we now live.

Another "downer" occurred during November when the Col. Harry Gilmor Camp of the SCV was told that, for the first time since 1988, it could not use a hall on the campus of Johns Hopkins University for a reception following a ceremony in a Baltimore park to honor Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

Dennis O'Shea, Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs, speaking for President William Brody of Johns Hopkins, said: "We choose not to have a Confederate Battle Flag carried across our campus, particularly at that time of year, so very close to the Martin Luther King holiday."

So there you have it. I suppose next the descendants of Gen. Lee and Gen. Jackson will be asked to offer an apology for their ancestors who committed the unpardonable sin of birthing two sons who grew up to be heroes and have birthdates that conflict with that of some guy who was born a hundred years later.

The up side to this slight by Johns Hopkins, however, is that a poll taken by the Baltimore SUN indicated that of those who voted in the poll, 77% (1335) opposed the decision by Hopkins while only 20% (354) supported it. In a poll taken by the student newspaper, 97% opposed the university decision and only 3% supported it.

Finally, some sense and nonsense from high schools. First, the nonsense.

In Reeltown, Alabama some black students wore Obama T-shirts to school the day after the election and taunted the white students at the school. Principal Tom Cochran actually said the taunting got out of control. The next day a group of white students wore Confederate T-shirts to school. Cochran disallowed the wearing of the shirts and sent a note home to parents saying the Confederate shirts were forbidden at the school. He then issued a statement saying he could not prevent the Obama shirts from being worn but by allowing them he hoped the students would learn a lesson in tolerance. Huh?

Now the good sense. At the Arkansas Class 7A State Highschool Football Championship game played in Little Rock, Fort Smith Southside High, nicknamed "Rebels", had a dance corps with the band called the "Dixie Belles" and the band actually played "DIXIE" at the game.

Wow! It's good to know that there is still someplace that is yet unpolluted by political correctness and that the beautiful and joyous "DIXIE" can still be played in public. Reading that on the internet really made my day.


Bob Hurst is Commander of Col. David Lang Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, in Tallahassee and is the 2nd Lt. Commander of the Florida Division, SCV. Contact him at

Friday, December 12, 2008

A Soldier’s Story from Christmas Past

By Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.

May God bless the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who defend our freedom. This Christmas story is dedicated to all who sacrifice their comfort to help keep us free.

Christmas was once a wonderful time for celebrating with family, friends and supper at Grandma's house. Grandpa would gather the children around the fire place and tell them the story of Jesus Christ who was born on Christmas Day. Grandma would make ginger bread cookies for the young folks as daddy brought the Christmas tree in the family room for decorating. Mother would lead us in the singing of ‘Silent Night—Holy Night’ as the Christmas star of Bethlehem was placed on top of the tree.

Some people, now, call it a ‘holiday.’ People stand in line at malls, after Thanksgiving, then rush through the doors to buy, buy and buy some more.

Is this Christmas? Partly, but this story is about the true meaning of Christmas.

The year was 1919, one year after the end of World War I, and the people of Atlanta , Georgia were celebrating the Christmas Season. Many people attended Church or Synagogue and gave thanks to God for his many blessings. Folks, while shopping, were uplifted by sweet sounds of Christmas music played by the Salvation Army Band. There was a friendly and charitable atmosphere during this time of the year.

There were, however, some who were not as fortunate!

The aging veterans, in the Confederate Soldier’s Home, were proud men who had braved many a battle in the 1860s. One of these men was former Captain Thomas Yopp who saw such battles as that of Fredericksburg where a cannon shell burst knocked him unconscious.

The man who stayed with him until he recovered was his servant who had also joined the 14th Georgia Regiment, Company H. Bill Yopp was more then a servant; he and Thomas Yopp were friends who hunted and fished together.

Bill Yopp, a Black Confederate, was sympathetic to the men of Atlanta ’s soldiers home who had been his compatriots in arms over fifty years earlier.

During the War Between the States, 1861-1865, Bill Yopp was nicknamed "Ten Cent Bill" because of the money he made shining shoes. He did this for the soldiers at a dime a shine and ended up with more money than most of his comrades. These men, also, cared for him when he was sick.

During the Christmas of 1919, Bill wanted to pay back the kindness that was shown to him. He caught a train from Atlanta to Macon, where he was offered help from the editor of a local newspaper [The Macon Telegraph]. He then caught a train to Savannah to raise Christmas money for the old veterans. Bill met many generous people on his trip.

Just weeks before the Christmas of 1919, he had raised the money and Georgia’s Governor Hugh Dorsey helped him distribute envelopes of three dollars to each veteran. That was a lot of money in those days.

The old Confederates were speechless. Tears were shed because of Bill Yopp's good heart and kind deed. Many of these men had little or nothing. Bill was invited to come into the home's Chapel and say a few words.

Bill Yopp was later presented a medal of appreciation for his support of the old soldiers and also voted in as a resident of the Confederate Soldier's Home.

Bill died on June 3, 1936, the 128th birthday of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. He was buried at Marietta, Georgia’s Confederate Cemetery with his compatriots.

The Confederate Soldier’s Home was located at 401 Confederate Ave., in Atlanta, Georgia.

Christmas is about love, forgiveness, old friends, family and the Child who became a savior.

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday Jesus!!

The source of information for this story came from the book, entitled: Bill Yopp "Ten Cent Bill" Narrative of a Slave! This book was written in 1969 by Charles W. Hampton.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

First Southern National Congress a Resounding Success

Marion, VA; December 9, 2008 – Over one hundred Southern men and women, from all walks of life and from fourteen States, gathered near Hendersonville, NC December 5 through December 7 to convene the First Southern National Congress (SNC). This historic meeting at the Kanuga Conference Center in the shadow of the Blue Ridge was the first all-South congress since 1861. It was a “resounding success,” according to Thomas Moore of Charlottesville, VA, who was elected Chairman.

Delegates attended from the following States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

The SNC is a representative assembly of citizens of the Southern States, providing an alternative, legitimate forum to express Southern grievances and advance Southern interests in a way that is no longer possible through today’s political process or the major political parties.

Eminent historian and South Carolina Delegate Dr. Clyde Wilson said, “The SNC will reclaim the political legacy of great Southerners like Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and John C. Calhoun. That legacy is individual liberty and a small central government limited to its enumerated powers; and which is the creation, the servant, and the agent of the sovereign people acting through their respective States. But these principles enacted in the Constitution of 1789 have been violated. The Federal Government today is engaged in ‘a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evincing a design to reduce us under absolute Despotism,’ to borrow the words of Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.”

In his opening Charge to the Delegates, Chairman Thomas Moore observed, “We Southerners are well acquainted with the attacks on our symbols, our heroes, our heritage. This is bad enough, but it only highlights the deeper attack on our liberty, our prosperity, and our very identity as a People. An authentic Southern voice is suppressed by a hostile culture, and our elected leaders have either failed us or actively betrayed us. The U.S. Government no longer represents the people’s interests; it represents the interests of the highest bidder, the big corporations and money power. We Southerners have been among the most loyal and patriotic Americans, but in sadness we must acknowledge that Washington, DC has forfeited its moral authority by its folly and its unlawful acts. Now the people of the South who still love liberty and justice have no choice but to withdraw their consent from this corrupt Regime. However, withdrawing our consent is not enough. We must have alternative, legitimate institutions to which we can transfer our consent. This is the principle behind the SNC.”

Chairman Moore explained that when the duly elected or appointed “magistrates” fail in their sworn duty to uphold the law and safeguard liberty, then any People worthy of the name will bring forth new leaders to act on their behalf. Political sovereignty resides in the whole People under a sovereign God. When oppressed, the People have the right to organize the collective means to defend their interests. Such means derive their legitimacy from a commitment to the welfare of the community. This is a constant theme in Western history and a hallowed principle in English common law. Not only does this right have support in history and politics, it also has theological sanction in the Christian doctrine of “interposition of the lesser magistrate.” That is, when then higher magistrates fail or betray their public trust, lesser magistrates must step forward and “interpose” themselves between the People and the abuses of despotism. This is the basis on which the SNC rightfully claims its moral authority.

A proven, historical model for the SNC comes from America’s own history – the First Continental Congress. The Crown-authorized governors and colonial assemblies were still the “legal” governments at the time. But they represented the exploitative interests of the British ruling class, not the interests of the American people. Colonial Committees of Correspondence appointed delegates to an alternative forum, and delegates met in Philadelphia in April 1774 to represent their States’ interests and voice their grievances.

In keeping with its mission to speak for Southern interests, the SNC debated and passed a number of resolutions called “Remonstrances and Petitions for the Redress of Grievances.” These resolutions petitioned the Federal Government to cease its abuses, usurpations, and unlawful acts in the following areas:

· Failure to secure the borders and promoting of mass immigration that threatens to overwhelm our communities;

· Just law, protection of liberty, and the threat of rogue government;

· Just war and lawful defense, including proper (Constitutional) declaration of war;

· Southern agriculture and the rights of smallholders vs. corporate agribusiness;

· Sound money, economic policy, and Government crimes against our livelihoods;

· States’ sovereignty over their natural resources, especially along the Gulf Coast;

· The individual citizen’s unalienable right of armed self-defense.

The debates on these measures were marked by an unusual degree of knowledge, insight, dignity, public-spiritedness, and respect for the views of others. And there were dissenting views.

Internationally respected author and President of the Middlebury Institute, Kirkpatrick Sale, was a South Carolina Delegate. Mr. Sale noted that, “It was an audacious move to try to create a new political voice for the South for the first time in a century-and-a-half, but you brought it off, and with dignity and authority.”

Newly elected Vice-Chairman, Mark Thomey of Louisiana, said, “If you believe what you hear in the popular media today, we Southerners are just too backwards to be able to put together a coherent thought, much less assert our rights and govern ourselves. This Congress, and the Southern men and women who instituted it and participated in its debates, have thoroughly exploded that worn-out mythology.”

The SNC is now exploring ways in which it can operate and conduct business between annual plenary sessions through the creation of a secure Internet forum. Southerners wishing to become Delegates to the “Virtual Congress” or to future plenary sessions should apply via the SNC website,

Qualifications to become a Delegate are as follows:

· There are no restrictions based on race, creed, or sex.

· A Delegate must be a resident of one of the 14 Southern States cited above.

· A Delegate must be 18 years of age on the date.

· A Delegate must be willing to affirm the following: I believe that I have a duty to my home State. I believe that the Southern people are a distinct people. I believe in the right of voice, the right of preservation, and the right of recognition, for the South and her people.

News media representatives or Southern citizens seeking information about the SNC should direct their queries to Mr. Terry Compton, SNC Director of Communications:

SNC Chairman Thomas Moore is available for scheduling radio appearances or other interviews:


A ceremony is planned for December 11th at the office of Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue which will observe a proclamation signed on November 6, 2008. The proclamation declares April 2009 as Confederate History Month and April 26, 2009, as Confederate Memorial Day.

The proclamation highlights the contributions of Georgia's Jewish community to the Confederate States of America. The Sons of Confederate Veterans will be joined by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, The Children of the Confederacy, the Georgia Civil War Commission and members of the Georgia House and Senate in the ceremony at the Georgia Capitol.

The proclamation emphasizes the contributions of Jewish citizens who saw action in the Confederate military and government. Two such individuals who made significant contributions to the state were Phoebe Yates Levy Pember of Cobb County and Charles Wessolowsky of Washington County.

Phoebe Pember was appointed Chief Matron of Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond which at the time was the the largest military hospital in the world.She dedicated herself to relieving the suffering of soldiers, administering medication, assisting surgeons in operation, patching wounds and caring for patients. Often she served as the final companion to the dying. She wrote a book called "A Southern Woman's Story".

Charles Wessolowsky came from Prussia to settle in Sandersville, Georgia. He served as Sergeant Major of Company E, 32nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry. After the war he moved to Albany where he served as city alderman, Clerk of the Superior Court, a term in the Georgia House and a term in the Georgia Senate. He was associate editor of "The Jewish Voice". He also served as Grand High Priest of the GeorgiaMasonic Order.

Monday, December 08, 2008


Lincoln to Horace Greeley August 22, 1862: “My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it . . .”

“I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and black races,” Lincoln announced in his Aug. 21, 1858 debate with Stephen Douglas. “I, as well as Judge Douglas, am in favor of the race to which I belong having the superior position.” And, “Free them [slaves] and make them politically and socially our equals? My own feelings will not admit of this. . . . We cannot, then, make them equals.”

"I will say, then, that I AM NOT NOR HAVE EVER BEEN in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the black and white races---that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with White people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the White and black races which will ever FORBID the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together, there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the White race."

— 4th Lincoln-Douglas debate, September 18th, 1858; COLLECTED WORKS Vol. 3, pp. 145-146

In Springfield, Illinois on July17, 1858 Lincoln said, “What I would most desire would be the separation of the white and black races.” On Sept. 18, 1858 in Charleston, Illinois he said: “I will to the very last stand by the law of this state, which forbids the marrying of white people with negroes.”

Lincoln supported the Illinois Constitution, which prohibited the emigration of black people into the state, and he also supported the Illinois Black Codes which deprived the small number of free blacks in the state any semblance of citizenship. He strongly supported the Fugitive Slave Act, which compelled Northern states to capture runaway slaves and return them to their owners. In his First Inaugural he pledged his support of a proposed constitutional amendment that had just passed the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives that would have prohibited the federal government from ever having the power “to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State.” In his First Inaugural Lincoln advocated making this amendment “express and irrevocable.”

Lincoln was also a lifelong advocate of “colonization” or shipping all black people to Africa, Central America, Haiti – anywhere but here. “I cannot make it better known than it already is, “he stated in a Dec. 1, 1862 Message to Congress, “that I strongly favor colonization.”

"What I would most desire would be the separation of the white and black races." — Spoken at Springfield, Illinois on July 17th, 1858; from ABRAHAM LINCOLN: COMPLETE WORKS, 1894, Vol. 1, page 273

"See our present condition---the country engaged in war! Our White men cutting one another's throats! And then consider what we know to be the truth. But for your race among us there could not be war, although many men engaged on either side do not care for you one way or another.

"Why should the people of your race be colonized, and where? Why should they leave this country? This is, perhaps, the first question for proper consideration. You and we are different races. We have between us a broader difference than exists between almost any other two races. Whether it is right or wrong I need not discuss, but this physical difference is a great disadvantage to us both, as I think your race suffer very greatly, many of them by living among us, while ours suffer from your presence. In a word, we suffer on each side. If this be admitted, it affords a reason at least why we should be separated. It is better for both, therefore, to be separated."

— Spoken at the White House to a group of black community leaders, August 14th, 1862 from COLLECTED WORKS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Vol 5, page 371


A TRUE ESTIMATE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN & Vindication of the South, by Mildred Lewis Rutherford, Newspaper Correspondent;

The manuscript was unearthed from where it had been stored.

“The South Must Have Her Rightful Place in History.”

“When time shall have softened passion and prejudice; when reason shall have stripped her mask from misrepresentation, then justice holding evenly her scales, will require much censure and praise to change places.” Jefferson Davis, President, The, (never legally surrendered,) Confederate States of America, the CSA.

The life of Abraham Lincoln, as it is written and accepted today, is false history. The South can never have justice until he is dethroned, and he can only be dethroned by proving from absolute authority these falsehoods to be false. He must have his rightful place in history if the South ever expects to have her rightful place in history. Whence may we look to prove these teachings of present day history to be false? The answer, “To Northern authority.“

Was Abraham Lincoln a friend to the South or was he a friend to the slaves of the South? If one studies the history of the War 1861 - 1865, it will be found that he was not a friend of the South or of the Negroes up to the time of his assassination. Then why could it be thought that he would be a friend later had he lived, rather than that he would have carried out the schemes of conquest by further unconstitutional methods and falsehoods? Let us remember his double dealing with Virginia after the fall of Richmond.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States in 1860 by avowedly anti-Southern party without an electoral vote from the South. In his campaign speeches he had promised everything that any party or section demanded—showing that his promises could not be relied upon. Hear what he said in a speech delivered on 27 January 1837:

“Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well-wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution never to violate in the least particular the laws of the country, and never to tolerate their violation by others, as the patriots of ‘76 did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, and so the support of the Constitution and laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor—let every man remember that to violate the law is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the charter of his own and children’s liberty. Let reverence for the laws be breathed by every American mother to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap; let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in primers, in spelling books, and in almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation.”

This Was a fine speech. See what Lincoln said, and then see what Lincoln did. How could he be trusted? There are ten distinct violations of the Constitution by Abraham Lincoln:

Coercion in 1861, Article IV.

Laws of Neutrality—Trent Affair. Article VI, Clause 2—Violation of international Law.

Writ of Habeas corpus Suspended. Article I, Section IX, Clause 2.

War Declared Without the Consent of Congress, 1861. Article I, Section VIII, Clause 11, 12.

Emancipation Proclamation. Article IV, Section III, Clause 2.

West Virginia Made a State. Article IV, Section III, Clause 1.

Freedom of speech denied. Vallandigham Imprisoned in Ohio. Amendment One.

Blockading Ports of States that Were held by the Federal Government to be still in the Union.

Liberty of the Press Denied. Amendment One.

Violation of the Fugitive Slave Law. Article IV, Section II, Clause 3.

How did Lincoln’s actions tally with his words? Was this honest dealing? Let us now quote the admissions of Lincoln’s own contemporaries in the North. Godwin, of The Nation, says: “The first real breach in the Constitution was President Lincoln’s using his war power to abolish slavery.

Thaddeus Stevens Stated: “I will not stultify myself by supposing that Mr. Lincoln has any warrant in the Constitution for dismembering Virginia.”

A. K. McClure, his friend, said: “Mr. Lincoln swore to obey the Constitution, but in eighteen months violated it by his Emancipation Proclamation.”

James Ford Rhodes said: ”There was no authority for the Proclamation by the Constitution and laws–nor was there any statute that warranted it.”

Wendell Phillips, at the Cooper Institute, said in 1864: “I judge Mr. Lincoln by his acts, his violations of the law, his overthrow of liberty in the Northern States. I judge Mr. Lincoln by his words, his deeds, and so judging him, I am unwilling to trust Abraham Lincoln with the future of this country.”

Percy Gregg said: “Lincoln (like Bush) never hesitated to violate the Constitution when he desired. The Chief Justice testified to this. Lincoln suspended the Writ of Habeas Corpus in 1861; he allowed West Virginia to be formed from Virginia contrary to the Constitution; he issued the Emancipation Proclamation without consulting his Cabinet and in violation of the Constitution.”

Charles Sumner said: “When Lincoln reinforced Fort Sumter and called for 75,000 men without the consent of Congress, it was the greatest breach ever made in the Constitution, and would hereafter give the President the liberty to declare war whenever he wished without the consent of Congress.”

Lincoln had no respect for the decisions of the Supreme Court, in the highest law in the land. As J. G. Holland pointed out: “The South stood by the decisions of the Supreme Court–The North did not and Lincoln did not.”

Abraham Lincoln himself stated in his Cooper Institute speech: “In spite of Judge Taney’s decision, Congress did not have the right to prohibit in the territories.” In his inaugural address, he said: “If the decisions of the Supreme Court are irrevocably fixed, Then people cease to be their own masters, and practically resign government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.”

To pander to the South’s vote, he openly said that any state had the constitutional right to secede if her rights were interfered with. Yet as soon as he was elected, he denied this and began to plan to coerce the seceding states back into the Union. He had openly said that coercion was not constitutional, and yet he called for 75,000 men to begin the coercion act without the consent of his Cabinet or Congress. He gave as his excuse that he could not afford to do without the revenue from the Southern states, and must prevent their withdrawal, right or wrong. This was the cunning that Seward said amounted to genius.

While insisting that the Southern states were still in the Union, on 19 July 1861, Lincoln declared a blockade, which brought untold suffering and privation on the people of the South. No nation can blockade her own ports. When England and France declared neutrality, Lincoln, fearing they would later acknowledge the seceding states as a Confederacy, issued his Emancipation Proclamation in the hope of conciliating them, though he acknowledged that he thought it would result in the massacre of the women and children in the South.

When the South, not desiring war, made every effort for peace, he blocked every effort that was made. When he learned of the Crittendom Resolutions before he was inaugurated. He sent word to every Republican member of Congress to vote against them. When he learned of the PEACE Convention presided over by ex-President Tyler, he sent Salmon P. Chase to represent him, instructed to vote against every comprise, especially against the return of fugitive slaves. And yet this man was the man who had said in Peoria, Illinois in 1854: “The slaveholder has a legal and moral right to his slaves. Fairly and fully I will give them any legislation for reclaiming their fugitive slaves. The master has the right to seize the runaway slave in every state in the Union.”

1. Lincoln and Men of the war Time (1892)
2. History of the United States, Vol IV.
3. Life of Lincoln (1865), page 284

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