In 1882, my grandfather was sixteen years old. His father, my great grandfather, was medical doctor, a Methodist circuit riding minister, and a Confederate veteran, living in occupied Texas.
A lot damn carpet bagger zionist, (Puritan back then), came to the Southern occupied States to see what they could steal, opportunities to run it over the conquered Southerners.
One such was a very large man, not fat, tall and muscular, who came to Texas, and set up a school. Things were tough in Texas during reconstruction, and schools were few and far between.
To show all the kids he was boss, the coward picked out a girl who’s father was dead, accused her of some small infraction of the rules, took her to the front and was beating her unmercifully. My grandfather was sixteen, the second oldest and largest boy in the school. He and the older boy both stood up and called the Professor as he called himself, down. Told him that was enough.
The professor, being a cowardly yankee, held a grudge. Professor had a teachers pet. The teaches pet and my grandfather were outside during noon one day, teachers pet started some trouble, so they started fighting. Here comes the professor yelling, “Will Carleton, I’m going to whip you. So my grandfather told him he did not believe so, and quit school.
About a week later, he was running an errand for his dad, driving a one horse hack. About a block from the school, kids saw him, the teachers pet came down, grandfather stopped the hack, got down started to finish the fight.
Professor sees this, come running down there yelling, “Will Carleton, i’m going to whip you”. Grandfather climbs back in the hack, the professor started climbing up after him. Grandfather reached under the seat, pulled out the Colt 45 Peacemaker that was kept there, put the end of the barrel up the teachers nose, eared the hammer back and said, “I don’t think so”.
The professor ran back to his school so fast his own heels was kicking him in his own ass.
Grandfather said nothing about it, but about a week later, someone told my great grandfather. He called my grandfather in, asked him what happened. Grandfather told him. He said, “Stay away from that school”.
Great grandfather went to have a talk with the Professor. Told him that his being unfair, had caused my grandfather to leave the school, that if he ever tried to mess with the boy again, he would be messing with the old man, he asked if the professor understood. The professor understood perfectly. There was never any more trouble with the professor getting out of line.
It seems to me, the only thing keeps a zionist in line, is a double barreled shotgun or a good 45 pointed at them, seems they CAN control that zionist virus when they want to. Seems a good weapon pointed at their ass makes them want to behave.
My grandfather Carleton, was born under a military dictatorship. Born in Texas under occupation military “government”.
When he was nine years old, still under Zionist Yankee “reconstruction” occupation, a lot of carpet baggers were coming South to see what they could steal from the Southern people.
My great-grandfather was Methodist Circuit riding Minister, and a medical doctor. He was gone a lot. Seems the reason Carletons had so many boys, was so the boys could work the farm, while the father, could travel around the country.
At nine, my grandfather was living on the family farm out side Llano, Texas. There was a wagon road came within distance to the house so that travel could be heard. Two wagon tracks ran out to the wagon road, which took a curve around the property. Wagons did not move that fast, so one took the wagon path heading in the direction on the road, one was going to travel.
One day, my grandfather heard travel on the road, so he and his bulldog walked down to see who was moving.
Around the bend comes several wagons. In the lead wagon was a self-rightious, smart ass, thieving zionist yankee. At that time they called themselves “Puritans”. He stopped his wagon and called my grandfathers dog over and tied him to his wagon. My grandfather said, Hey Mister, thats my dog”. Damn zionist yankee said, “he’s my dog now”.
People in the rearward wagons, told the ass, “Don’t take the boys dog”.
He Just laughed and said, “I told you I was going to get a good dog before we got there”. Climbed in his wagon and drove off.
My grandfather ran all the way back to his home, grabbed the 12 gauge double barrel, and ran all the way out the other track. When the wagons came around the curve, my grandfather was standing in the middle of the road pointing the business end of the shotgun at the yankee scum. He eared bothe hammers back. So mad he was crying, he told the thieving yankee, “mister, if you don’t turn my dog loose, i am going to kill you”!
The Zionist, very carefully got down and turned my grandfather’s dog loose. The wagons drove off.
Now, i do not know if he got a dog or not, but i do know he did not get my grandfathers.
The moral to this story is that a good twelve gauge shotgun trumps Zionism every time!
In a legal examination of the right of secession no case has been thrown in our faces as Texas v. White. With this case the Supreme Court of the United States declared secession was not constitutional. The case concerned some government bonds owned by the State of Texas. By Texas law they could only be sold with the governor’s approval and signature. After secession, the State of Texas needed money to continue its war effort. The Texas legislature voided the requirement of the governor’s signature and sold the bonds. After the War, the Reconstruction government of Texas sued to reclaim the bonds on the grounds that the sale was illegal.
The only way that the Supreme Court had jurisdiction was if the suit was between “a State and Citizens of another State” (US Constitution, art. III, sec. 2, para. 1) and Texas had purported to secede from the Union. In order to write Radical Republican doctrine into the Constitution, Chief Justice Chase found it necessary to hold that secession was unconstitutional (Texas never left the Union), but that the Reconstruction government of Texas (a government created by the U.S. Congress) had standing before the Court. He did so in a single paragraph: The Articles of Confederation had declared the Union “perpetual”. The preamble to the 1789 Constitution had declared that the Union was even “more perfect”. “What can be indissoluble if a perpetual Union, made more perfect is not?” This doctrine of the perpetual Union made more perfect would be reaffirmed in White v. Hart where the Court declared that the State of Georgia had never left the Union. In making his ruling Chase ignored many of the legal arguments that had bearing on this case.
First, the Articles of Confederation had been superseded by the Constitution. The ratification of the Constitution had dissolved the “perpetual Union”. Chase also ignored the larger problem that the ratification of the Constitution initiated a secession from the government created by the Articles. Even though only nine States needed to ratify the Constitution for it to become part of “the supreme law of the land”, the Articles could only be altered by the approval of all thirteen States! Thus, when nine States had ratified the Constitution and put aside the Articles in favor of the Constitution this was an act of secession.
Second, it had never been assumed that the preamble was legally binding, but simply a statement of the intent of the Constitution. Thus, the preamble recognized that the Constitution was an attempt to form a more perfect union, but it did not legislate that “more perfect Union” as law.
Third, Chase stated that the seceding states had forfeited their rights, but not their obligations. He never addressed the question of how this could be if, as he contended, the States had never left the Union in the first place. If the Confederate States had never left the United States they would still retain all their obligations (White v. Hart) and all their constitutional rights. The doctrine of lost rights with retained obligations was a concept of the Radical Republicans created by them to reconstruct the South in their own image.
Fourth, Chase never addressed the fact that earlier Supreme Court decisions had declared Confederate State governments de facto governments (Thorington v. Smith, Delmas v. Insurance Co., and Mauran v. Insurance Co.) in all acts that did not further the aims of the rebellion. While he could have argued that acts supporting the secession could be punishable as treason (art. III, sec. 3) he never did. Interestingly, while these acts might have been considered treasonable, that did not in and of itself prove them to be unconstitutional (Yet another can of worms that Chase chose to ignore). Also, even though States were forbidden to “engage in War”, the Constitution contains an exception in the cases of actual or threatened invasion (art. I, sec. 3). While Chase could have argued that the invasion clause did not apply to federal troops seeking “to enforce constitutional law” he did not.
Fifth, Chase never addressed the constitutional question of the legality of secession, just declared it illegal. An interesting argument in favor of the right of secession can be found in “A View of the Constitution of the United States”, by William Rawle.
Chase basically ignored all previous case law and the supremacy clause, and accepted without supporting argument the standard Radical view of a one-sided secession: The Southern states had lost their rights, but not their obligations. Although Texas had not left the Union, it had forfeited its right to sue. This was a pretty shaky thesis; if Texas was still a State, article III give it the right to sue. Justice Grier, the lone dissenter, protested, saying that if Texas had not left the Union, it had the power to repeal its own laws. Chase and company couldn’t accept that line of reasoning without destroying the Reconstruction Act.
Charles Fairman in “History of the Supreme Court of the United States, vol. VI, Reconstruction and Reunion 1864-88, part I”, says that the objective of this particular decision was to promote Chase’s firm belief that suffrage should not be limited by the laws of the past. He wanted a new start in who would govern the state, and required that the new citizens created by the fourteenth amendment participate in making the new start. Most of the Southern States had now completed that course of restoration (reconstruction). However, Texas was not of that number. Texas remained subject to the declaration of the Reconstruction Act. Its government was not “legal” but “provisional only”. “It suffices to say,” the Chief Justice concluded, “that the terms of the Acts necessarily imply recognition of existing governments; and that in point of fact, the governments thus recognized, in some important respects, still exist.” The conclusion was that the suit was properly brought and was within the original jurisdiction of the Court. This ruling also legitimized and “constitutionalized” the Reconstruction governments created by the Radical Republicans.
Professor David P. Currie, University of Chicago Law School, in, “The Constitution in the Supreme Court: The First Hundred Years,1789-1888” says, “In Texas v. White the Court went out of its way to embrace the Radical position that secession and all acts that served it were illegal, that the seceding states had nevertheless forfeited their rights, and that Congress could determine under the guarantee clause how they were to be governed. It did so essentially by fiat, without serious consideration of the opposing arguments … In Texas v. White, Chase finally succeeded in writing most of the Radical philosophy of Reconstruction into the Constitution.”
Courtesy of Mike Purdy Confederate Memorial Camp #1432 Sons of Confederate Veterans Stone Mountain, Georgia
Carpetbagger was the pejorative term applied to Northerners who moved to the South after the Civil War, specifically those who joined state Republican parties formed in 1867 and who were elected as Republicans to public office. Southern Democrats immediately saw that the newcomers were corrupt and dishonest adventurers, whose property consisted only of what they could carry in their carpetbags (suitcases made of carpeting), who seized political power and plundered the helpless people of the South. This assessment of the carpetbagger became standard in late-nineteenth-century histories and retains its currency among some historians today. Since the 1950s, however, revisionist historians have challenged the validity of the traditional view and assessed the carpetbaggers more favorably. [Ed. note: It is a well-known maxim of war that ‘to the victor go the spoils.’ The victor in the War for Southern Independence has claimed, as part of his spoils, the right to record and enforce his point of view as the official and accepted history of the war.]
The Reconstruction Act of 1867 placed Southern governments under military rule. The South was divided into five military districts, each run by a general in the U.S. Army. The five districts were (1) Virginia; (2) North and South Carolina; (3) Georgia, Alabama, and Florida; (4) Mississippi and Arkansas; and (5) Texas and Louisiana. Tennessee was the only prior Confederate state that was not placed under military rule. Around 200,000 troops were placed in the South to enforce military rule.
Thousands of government officials were removed from office in the South and replaced with military commanders. Different commanders ruled in different ways. Some were very good at their jobs, and some were not. They had very few restrictions. They could be cruel and unfair and get away with it. It was a very harsh time for the population in the South.
One thing all military commanders did because they were told to do so by Congress was to place former slaves in positions in government. These former slaves knew nothing about government or money. They were not trained for their jobs. Nearly all were puppets under the control of army officials. The reaction was the KKK.
Military rule in the South lasted for 10 years, until 1877, when the Republican party agreed to return Southern states to home rule in exchange for their support of the Republican candidate for president, Rutherford B. Hayes.