Since you have announced your intention to stay in Mississippi in your recent column, instead of buying you a one way ticket to any blue state of your choice, I will provide you with some books in order to further your understanding of the South, Mississippi and our love for our current state flag. I will be dropping these off at the Leader Call on Monday, along with a duplicate set for Jim.
HAMILTON’S CURSE by Thomas Dilorenzo is about the father and author of the swamp, although the plan for highly top down centralized government was rejected by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention, he managed to implement it through his devotees over a period of time, and it is still being done by his followers today.
Another book by the same author is LINCOLN UNMASKED. It tells of Hamilton’s disciple, and major contributor to Hamilton’s top down deep state swamp.
A better known author, Judge Andrew Napolitano, has written THE CONSTITUTION IN EXILE. Pay special attention to chapter four, entitled Dishonest Abe.
Lastly, I will leave THE CONFEDERATE CONSTITUTION OF 1861, by Marshall DeRosa.
Try reading the Confederate Constitution, and this book, and you will see why we honor, not our dead, but the cause for which they fought. Until the constant brainwashing by the media, schools and universities, the cause for which they fought was better known, not only here, but across the world.
When the wall came down in Berlin, a photo in a major magazine showed one East German holding and waving a battle flag. To him, the flag stood for freedom after being liberated from reconstruction under the USSR in a conquered province.
When the Baltic countries seceded from the USSR, the delegation on one of those countries came to the US and the State Department offered them heaps of material about Lincoln to guide them in their quest for democratic processes, but they requested the works of and material on John C. Calhoun instead. Even behind the Iron Curtain, they knew who the good and bad guys were.
In your column, you took what I wrote about good relations between master and slave which is obvious for the most part by the lack of slave insurrections while the men were off serving in the army, and turned it into “Mississippi Burning” and a laundry list of complaints about segregation. It is a fact that there were no major, if any, slave uprisings while the men were off in the War.
Those good relations were somewhat tarnished during Reconstruction. At the end of Reconstruction, look to the North and its Black Codes to enact segregationist legislation. Before the War Lincoln voted in the state legislature to prohibit blacks, slave or free, from even living in Illinois. As a journalist, and one a lot younger than I, and with better internet skills than I possess, you should search the net for a lot of these things, beginning with Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address, the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, and ending with Lincoln’s conversation with General “Beast” Butler about plans for colonizing the freed slaves elsewhere just days before Lincoln’s death.