The Declaration of Causes of Seceding States
The people of Georgia having dissolved their political connection with the Government of the United States of America, present to their confederates and the world the causes which have led to the separation. For the last ten years we have had numerous and serious causes of complaint against our non-slave-holding confederate States with reference to the subject of African slavery. They have endeavored to weaken our security, to disturb our domestic peace and tranquility, and persistently refused to comply with their express constitutional obligations to us in reference to that property, and by the use of their power in the Federal Government have striven to deprive us of an equal enjoyment of the common Territories of the Republic.
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. That blow has been long aimed at the institution, and was at the point of reaching its consummation. There was no choice left us but submission to the mandates of abolition, or a dissolution of the Union, whose principles had been subverted to work out our ruin. That we do not overstate the dangers to our institution, a reference to a few facts will sufficiently prove.
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 assume 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.
Texas abandoned her separate national existence and consented to become one of the Confederated Union to promote her welfare, insure domestic tranquility and secure more substantially the blessings of peace and liberty to her people. She was received into the confederacy with her own constitution, under the guarantee of the federal constitution and the compact of annexation, that she should enjoy these blessings. She was received as a commonwealth holding, maintaining and protecting the institution known as negro slavery-- the servitude of the African to the white race within her limits-- a relation that had existed from the first settlement of her wilderness by the white race, and which her people intended should exist in all future time. Her institutions and geographical position established the strongest ties between her and other slave-holding States of the confederacy. Those ties have been strengthened by association. But what has been the course of the government of the United States, and of the people and authorities of the non-slave-holding States, since our connection with them?
Virginia just vaguely mentioned "opression against the slve-holding states."
So, why, if slavery wasn't the cause, is that the ONLY specific cause mentioned by the Confederate states?
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Therefore, since the world has still/Much good, but much less good than ill,
And while the sun and moon endure/Luck's a chance, but trouble's sure,
I'd face it as a wise man would,/And train for ill and not for good.
She still, to this day, and years and years of asking her to admit it, will not even accept the words slavery or slave is even in the Confederate Constitution.
Deep down it must make Hillary sad to see her pet Confederate flag taking so many hits.
"Progressives aren't really progressive. They're regressive, all the way back to Sodom and Gomorrah." - author unknown
You gotta wonder about all this PC **** when you see people getting "diversity beatdowns"
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and it being cheered.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
On a lighter note, I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Atlanta. I think that people are surprised just how much there is to do there. And once we get light rail built on the eastside Beltline, that's gonna unlock even more portions of the city that you can see without ever having to get in a car.
standards of living and life expectancies in America? In particular, you need to read that first source and note what it has to say about Mississippi and Louisiana. And I think you completely missed my note when I clearly pointed out that Mississippi (and Louisiana) have been Republican-controlled states for many years now. But the even bigger issue is that the South has a culture of ignorance which, except for some of its larger metro areas, greatly impedes its progress. It is not an exaggeration by any stretch to say that much of Mississippi literally is worse off than many Third-World nations.