Apparently I have touched off a nerve by discussing, and citing facts to back up my discussion, about how the Civil War was really about slavery. In my article this past week, discussing people petitioning the White House for the right of their States to secede from The Union, I also discussed how secession of the Southern States was about their desire to keep blacks enslaved.
Of course, this touched off the predictable response from the loyal Sons and Daughters of the “South” who always feel compelled to defend the “honor” of their ancestors by proclaiming that I am an “idiot”, a “fool”, a “dullard”, etc. Never mind that I actually cited the declarations of secession of Texas, South Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi (the states that formally penned their reasons for seceding) and that “slavery” was mentioned more than just a handful of times in each. See, the facts don’t matter to people who are determined to believe otherwise.
One crazy southern loyalist, still apparently bitter than his forefathers were not allowed to keep blacks in chains, even stated that he didn’t care what the States said the reason was, because he knew the truth. Uh-huh. Cuckoo. Cuckoo. Cuckoo.
And that was one of the more sane responses! Look, history cannot be rewritten to suit your sensibilities. I know it might be painful to listen to the truth, but you need to listen to the truth. Still trying to fight the Civil War all these years later because you somehow believe the Southern States were in the right is like Don Quixote tilting at windmills thinking they are dragons.
Another crazy, obviously constitutionally illiterate person claimed that the Supreme Court decided secession was illegal in Texas v. White. Therefore secession is illegal! WRONG! See, the Supreme Court’s power is limited by Article III of the Constitution.
Article III, Section 2:
“The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or which shall be made, under their authority;–to all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls;–to all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction;–to controversies to which the United States shall be a party;–to controversies between two or more states;–between a state and citizens of another state;–between citizens of different states;–between citizens of the same state claiming lands under grants of different states, and between a state, or the citizens thereof, and foreign states, citizens or subjects.”
Some of you people, who think you are know-it-alls, really should read more. Notice the bolded text. The Supreme Court can only decide a case if it arises under the Constitution. Again, as I pointed out in my article, there is no mention in the Constitution of the power to prevent States from leaving The Union. Therefore it is a power NOT under the Constitution. Therefore it is not within the power of the Supreme Court to decide on this matter.
Of course, as we all know, government often acts beyond its mandate. But, as has been stated many times, by many people throughout history, including many of our founding fathers, acts by the government (any branch) that exceed its constitutional mandate are not just and carry no weight.
I’m sure over the next week I will continue to get angry emails from people who think they are smarter than I am on the issues I choose to write about. But, as I am forced to prove time and time again, such is a fallacy they have only created in their own minds to make themselves feel better about themselves.
It’s time people stop arguing about the truth, like liberals, and accept the truth for what it is. Insisting on arguing the truth only makes you pathetic or, as we like to call you, a liberal. Only when the truth is accepted and trumpeted will America prosper.