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They invented an ingenious sophism, which, if conceded, was followed by perfectly logical steps, through all the incidents, to the complete destruction of the Union. The sophism itself is, that any state of the Union may, consistently with the national Constitution, and therefore lawfully, and peacefully, withdraw from the Union, without the consent of the Union, or of any other state.
[Jefferson] forthrightly held that where the national government exercised powers not specifically delegated to it, each state “has an equal right to judge . . . the mode and measure of redress.” . . . He was, he assured Madison, “confident in the good sense of the American people,” but if they did not rally round “the true principles of our federal compact,” he was “determined . . . to sever ourselves from the union we so much value rather than give up the rights of self-government . . . in which alone we see liberty, safety and happiness.”
The Articles of this confederation shall be inviolably observed by every state, and the union shall be perpetual; nor shall any alteration at any time hereafter be made in any of them; unless such alteration be agreed to in a congress of the united states, and be afterwards confirmed by the legislatures of every state.
Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom and independence and every Power, Jurisdiction and right, which is not by this confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled.
I started calling the State of Wisconsin the Republic of Wisconsin a few weeks ago. I was trying to get a trend going.
I will make a prediction. If one state would do it, almost 2/3 would follow. The fed of course do everything in their power to stop it, and THEN the rest would follow. Seeing that our leaders do NOT want choice or freedom, they want CONTROL. Just as any other tyrannical government that has come before.
Alright, the new 13th Amendment-
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
involuntary servitude-A condition of compulsory service or labor performed by one person, against his will, for the benefit of another person due to force, threats, intimidation or other similar means of coercion and compulsion directed against him.
A Constitutional Republic is a state where the head of state and other officials are elected as representatives of the people, and must govern according to existing Constitutional law that limits the government's power over citizens.
By the end of 1865, eight of the eleven Confederate states had also ratified it. Proposed on January 31, 1865, it was ratified on December 6, 1865
The amendment passed Congress on June 13, 1866, and was ratified on July 9, 1868 (757 days).
The Congress passed the amendment on February 26, 1869, and it was ratified on February 3, 1870 (342 days).
My father and I have had this debate for nearly two decades.
I believe the civil war was an arranged event serving multiple purposes.
Slavery was on its way out as a financial burden.
Eventually someone will say something about Ft Sumter, which the Federal Government had promised not to reinforce before Mr Lincoln took office, Mr Lincoln started a war with Ft Sumter as an excuse , How many casualties were there at Ft Sumter?
The New York Draft Riots (July 13 to July 16, 1863; known at the time as Draft Week) were violent disturbances in New York City that were the culmination of discontent with new laws passed by Congress to draft men to fight in the ongoing American Civil War. The riots were the largest civil insurrection in American history apart from the Civil War itself. President Abraham Lincoln sent several regiments of militia and volunteer troops to control the city. Although not the majority, many of those arrested had Irish names, according to the lists compiled by Adrian Cook in his Armies of the Streets. The rioters were overwhelmingly working class men, resentful because the draft unfairly affected them while sparing wealthier men, who could afford to pay a $300.00 Commutation Fee to exclude themselves from its reach.
The military suppressed the mob using artillery and fixed bayonets, but not before numerous buildings were ransacked or destroyed, including many homes and an orphanage for black children
The exact death toll during the New York Draft Riots is unknown, but according to historian James M. McPherson (2001), at least 120 civilians were killed. Estimates are that at least 2,000 more were injured.