reply to post by Sararainmaker
Yes, but did Lincoln have an Esquire title? That is the true prequalifying distinction.
Let us get back to Lincoln in a moment after we do a little real history that chances are someone who would proffer Lincoln as arguably one of the
best presidents is completely unaware of.
At the founding of the nation the Treaty of Paris (which if you ever read it is going to leave you scratching your head as to whether the colonial
revolutionaries won the war or not, because the treaty was entirely dictated by the English King) left the young country saddled with some very
staggering debts, as we couldn’t just steal the land through armed conflict. It had to be paid for to its actual owners which in large part is what
the Treaty of Paris is about. However that was not made entirely clear through the news broadcasts of the day.
This left us saddled with the First United States Bank (owned by foreign Interests) as a conduit for that debt, and foreign agents manipulating the
economy making it very hard to pay off that debt.
By the time the 20 year charter of the First United States Bank was ending, a number of politicians including a few but not limited to the founding
fathers were alarmed at how the First United States Bank was affecting and afflicting the growth of the nation and sought to prevent the charter from
They temporarily won, with the Vice President of the United States settling the tie vote in the Senate to defeat the extension of the Charter. However
a short time later new legislation resulted in the Second United States Bank.
Once again foreign control of the bank led to money speculation, and rampant inflation, and made the debt almost impossible to pay off.
When the War of 1812 was concluded with the U.S. ostensibly winning once again, and the English dictating the treaty once again, a number of the
provisions of the Treaty of Paris were reinforced into the Treaty of Ghent and in the process revisited by at this point was almost an entirely new
generation of politicians who like you had no idea the founders had agreed to such terms and obligations.
This led to many people at the time feeling that the founders who were all Masons and almost all Esquires, had conspired to deceive the people of the
nation. Some of the more harmful portions of the Treaty to the United States had been sealed through Secret Committees of Congress that had ratified
those select provisions, but astutely chose to keep them secret by sealing them, so the new nation’s illusion of victory and independence would not
be sullied by them.
So there was a huge backlash against both Masons and anyone who had a noble title including Esquires in the aftermath of the War of 1812. Many Masonic
lodges were abandoned and burned to the ground, and it was during that time of heightened tension and concern that led to the original 13th Amendment
being added, barring anyone of noble title from serving in an elected office.
Templar law, which is the basis of the legal system, was something being practiced by Masons and most Masons who were attorneys were Esquires as a
result of that.
Non Masons practicing law, (there was no Bar Exam in those days and you could claim to be an attorney simply by arguing the law in courts) were
typically not Esquires.
It is interesting to note that Andrew Jackson the biggest opponent of the First and Second United States Bank tried very hard to pay off the national
debt to the European Creditors who still held and in fact still hold real title to the lands of the original 13 colonies and much of the subsequent
incorporated territory and states too. In 1821 he was within 20,000.00 of having the debt paid off before the Second United States Bank manipulated
another period of Hyper Inflation.
The closest we ever actually came to being a free and independent nation was in 1821 when the debt was down to just 20,000.00.
Much of our early history has been glossed over and obscured including the fact that the Southern States by this time had already tried to secede, not
because of Slavery but because of economic manipulation in the North East who’s principal oligarchs were all in bed with the European Bankers and
money cartels, and assisting them in the economic manipulation.
Andrew Jackson arguably our only honest and genuinely concerned President successfully managed to get them not to leave the Union in an historic
address to a joint session of Congress where he argued that by them leaving would cause irreparable harm to the remaining states.
Jackson who was also a lawyer unlike Lincoln was able to use his gift of gab to keep the Union together where Lincoln had no such persuasive oratory
ability or trust and faith placed in him and relied instead on guns and bullets to butcher the citizens into submission to the Union.
Lincoln’s crimes and many were considered crimes even within the Union included illegally declaring a rump congress back in session prohibiting
legislatures from working out the crisis.
Lincoln suspended the writ of Habeas Corpus the most fundamental protection within the law since the Magna Carter.
Lincoln issued an arrest warrant for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for openly defying many of his constitution destroying actions and had
that carried out by the Army, turning the nation into a military dictatorship in the process.
Lincoln granted inroads to the religious allowing God to merge more with the Government as a means to entice Northern Christians to support the war,
thus weakening forevermore the separation between church and state another huge violation of the Constitution.
Lincoln introduced the Greenback Dollar de facto instrument of debt currency as legal tender to pay for the slaughter of millions and millions of
Americans, yet the money was so worthless the Government would not accept it as payment of tariffs and taxes even though it was the government that
circulated it to pay it’s debt.
This system would in time be favored by the Third United States Bank which we know as the Federal Reserve and is also foreign owned.
Lincoln oversaw the creation of the Military Industrial Complex which has further led to the perennial bankrupting of the nation and made it
impossible for it to ever gain it’s sovereignty through countless wars of empire to secure resources for American and European Corporations through
raping them with military might.
There is so much from this period omitted from the History Books and rarely discussed, that would lead someone to claim that the nation’s worst
President, a true Dictator by any definition including the New York Times of the day, could somehow be our best President.
The United States of America is still carved up into military government districts to this day as part of Lincoln’s legacy and the official military
occupation of the South did not end until 1978, when Congress finally voted to end military occupation in the aftermath of desegregation.
The country you imagine you live in through text books is nothing like that at all through the treaties and laws, debts and contracts that actually
None of this might be the case if not for the Military Corporate Dictatorship Lincoln instituted.
We are 13 trillion dollars in debt and fighting two wars where our sons and daughters are little more than security guards for oil companies, mining
companies, pipelines, and drug dealers.
How much longer do you think the people of this nation can and should cling to these dogmas and illusions, while we have over 600,000 laws on the
books that regulate every aspect of your existence and over 50% of what you earn is taxed by various state, federal and local entities and mandatory
insurances that protect them?
ATS really is a great place to deny Ignorance through learning for those who want too.