As I have previously written, the time for petitions is over. I must admit that the
excuses reasons for not listening to the people are becoming entertaining. Here is part of the white house response to denying the petitions for secession:
Although the founders established a perpetual union, they also provided for a government that is, as President Lincoln would later describe it, “of the people, by the people, and for the people” — all of the people.
The founders did establish a perpetual union that could only be modified unanimously. It was called the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. This perpetual union was illegally dissolved by the Constitutional Convention. See the irony of the response by the administration? As for the quote by the tyrant Lincoln, the definition of “people” is determined by the victors.
“Most people know about the atrocities committed by General William Tecumseh Sherman’s army in his March to the Sea in Georgia. Vietnam veteran Walter Cicso, a retired captain in the South Carolina State Guard, shines a light on other atrocities committed against civilians by Federal soldiers in his book about Civil War-era war crimes.
Some in the Confederate Army wanted to repay the North for the atrocities committed against their civilians, but General Robert E. Lee would not allow it. He wanted his soldiers to remain civilized and not lower themselves to barbaric atrocities. Still, some atrocities were committed, as in General Jubal Early’s raid on Pennsylvania. The North’s revised method of warfare attacking civilians did work and ended the Civil War sooner, but the atrocities remained in the minds and history of Southerners for long after. Reconstruction after the war did nothing to relieve many of these memories.”
It will be interesting to look back at this period in ten years and reflect on how history repeats itself. As I stated at the beginning of this post, the time for petitions is over: stop begging for your rights.