Portraits of Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee are prominently displayed in my study. Both American heroes.
God Bless, indeed.Truth crushed to the earth is truth still and like a seed will rise again.---Jefferson Davis (1808 - 1889)--------“A question settled by violence or in disregard of law must remain unsettled forever.”--------"The contest is not over, the strife is not ended. It has only entered upon a new and enlarged arena.---Address to the Mississippi legislature - 16 years after the wars end.--------"The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another time and in another form."------"When certain sovereign and independent states form a union with limited powers for some general purpose, and any one or more of them, in the progress of time, suffer unjust and oppressive grievances for which there is no redress but in a withdrawal from the association, is such withdrawal an insurrection? If so, then of what advantage is a compact of union to states? Within the Union are oppressions and grievances; the attempt to go out brings war and subjugation. The ambitious and aggressive states obtain possession of the central authority which, having grown strong in the lapse of time, asserts its entire sovereignty over the states.Whichever of them denies it and seeks to retire is declared to be guilty of insurrection, its citizens are stigmatized as "rebels", as if they revolted against a master, and a war of subjugation is begun. If this action is once tolerated, where will it end? Where is constitutional liberty? What strength is there in bills of rights-in limitation of power? What new hope for mankind is to be found in written constitutions, what remedy which did not exist under kings of emperors? If the doctrines thus announced by the government of the United States are conceded, then look through either end of the political telescope, and one sees only an empire, and the once famous Declaration of Independence trodden in the dust of as a "glittering generality," and the compact of the union denounced as a "flaunting lie".Those who submit to such consequence without resistance are not worthy the liberties and rights to which they were born, and deserve to be made slaves. Such must be the verdict of mankind."--- President Jefferson Davis--------Farewell SpeechJefferson DavisJanuary 21, 1861Speech on the Floor of the United States Senatehttp://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?document=491--------"I tried all in my power to avert this war. I saw it coming, for twelve years I worked night and day to prevent it, but I could not. The North was mad and blind; it would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came, and now it must go on till the last man of this generation falls in his tracks, and his children seize the musket and fight our battle, unless you acknowledge our right to self government. We are not fighting for slavery. We are fighting for Independence, and that, or extermination."-- President Jefferson Davis, CSAMOREhttp://www.namsouth.com/viewtopic.php?t=2978&highlight=quotes
I like to annoy my liberal friends by pointing out President Davis appointed a Jewish cabinet officer 45 years before the good Roosevelt did.
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