That's right, folks. South Carolina, the first state to secede from the Union, is having a ball to commemorate that event. What are they celebrating? Slavery? An act that led to the deaths of over half a million people? They say no:
and what did they have the courage and integrity to do that was right? Let's take a look at the South Carolina Declaration of Secession.Do we celebrate that? Heavens no,” he said. “War and death is never something to celebrate. But we do celebrate the courage and the integrity of 170 men who signed their signatures to the Article of Secession – the courage of men to do what they think is right.
And there you have it, folks. The courage and integrity to do what was right, according to South Carolina, was to fight for the institution of slavery. Don't take my word for it. This is in the words of the very people who penned South Carolina's Articles of Secession.We affirm that these ends for which this Government was instituted have been defeated, and the Government itself has been made destructive of them by the action of the non-slaveholding States. Those States have assumed the right of deciding upon the propriety of our domestic institutions; and have denied the rights of property established in fifteen of the States and recognized by the Constitution; they have denounced as sinful the institution of slavery; they have permitted open establishment among them of societies, whose avowed object is to disturb the peace and to eloign the property of the citizens of other States. They have encouraged and assisted thousands of our slaves to leave their homes; and those who remain, have been incited by emissaries, books and pictures to servile insurrection.
In my own honest opinion, this is one of the dumbest and most immoral events that you could possibly celebrate. What do we celebrate next? Lynchings of blacks who demanded their Constitutional right to vote?
Article is here.