The Civil War = The Great Compromise of 1787
The civil war was cause by "The Great Compromise"
July 16, 1787, passed July 27th as "The Connecticut Compromise."
Roger Sherman and Oliver Ellsworth, both of the Connecticut delegation are to blame.
How can this be true?
There were two plans. America gets just the senate and the house, or America gets the senate, the upper, and the lower houses. In the plan with
"just the house" and no upper or lower, the house is filled by state population. Northern smaller states feared control by the populous southern
states. The south, showing weakness, compromised and the house was split with the new upper portion having a fixed number of reps per state. This is
effectively the same thing as doubling down on the Senate portion of the separation of powers.
So the north started the series of definitions that the south would be blamed for fighting for. Namely states rights. By doubling down the number of
representative bodies elected by state and not population it becomes possible that what state a citizen is from represents 2/3rd's of their political
influence, as opposed to who they are. The interesting thing to notice here is that "states rights", a mere ten years after the constitution, were
pitted against population levels and not against central government. After The Civil War "states rights" are only discussed in comparison to
Bluntly put a Civil war is how one reverses Balkanization.
Slaves counted for the lower house. The north forced a federal law on the south that slaves only counted as 3/5th's of a person for determining
representation in the lower house. Apparently doubling down on the senate, by making an upper house wasn't enough of a 2/3rd's. Another 3/5th's
was taken from a minority population. The south is still slapped in the face with the 3/5th's person rules to this day. As though secretly they
passed the law against themselves because it tickled them to denigrate slaves in this way.
So how does a Civil war reverse balkanization?
Well not just any rabble of a unranked mob can pull this off.
First you need the best military commanders in the World to run both sides. Here is a list of people
who were all in a social club together in occupation of Mexico called
The Aztec Club of 1847.
Joseph E. Johnston
William T. Sherman
Robert E. Lee
Ulysses S. Grant
and a company of other officers who appeared on both sides of the Civil war. They formed The Aztec club during the occupation of Mexico during the
Business interest driven Spanish American war. Remember we had to avenge Davy Crocket.
Say, wasn't he a senator?
This is just an emotionallycharged word
for Class difference. Prior to Civil war there is class difference.
After the Civil war it's about the same, but slowly gets worse.
Specifically the buying of politicians. Prior
to the Civil war this is unacceptable. After the Civil war its
standard. The population reacts by spreading the saying a
good politician is one who stays bought.
Yes, things get much much better for
commerce. America enters a period known for Robber
Barons. Sole Proprietorship, and partnerships never
recovers. Except in the legal profession.
So what lessons do I draw from history.
In this case I find that America seems to
opperate on the principal that a decision is
made, and then history are those subsequent
events where everyone else is notified of those
decisions. Sensationally, depressingly, or bloodily.
Take "Net Neutrality" from 2007-2009. This one was presented as this sudden political move that must be stopped. But the decisions that lead to Net
Neutrality were made in 2001 by the Supreme Court when they made
a ruling on the common carrier clause in relation to the cable companies. Tech insiders knew the implications and were all scrambling to reposture.
Net Neutrality was a back handed way of informing the population of the real decision and new order of things and getting them to endorse it as though
it was their own idea. Sensational.
Take the "Dot Com" bust. The one that wrecked great fear on investment capitol going for internet companies. All these dirt companies cause the
really valuable plans to go unfunded. They were bought up for cheep, patents and everything. And then brought back by large business interests. Do
you really think You-tube technology wasn't in existence until a big well funded site that could host all the bandwith made it available free.
If you are an American citizen but have no state or federal
politicians working for you then you still have your 1/3rd
influence through the lower house. Oh wait, I forgot to
mention. That's only in the Legislature. Which
is also only 1/3rd of the government vs.
Executive and Judicial. Maybe you
should exercise one of your
old forgotten freedoms
for a change. What
about the freedom
to agree with