Simple – this is not law this is a supreme court decision. Article 3 of the Constitution states the jurisdiction of the US Supreme Court. The decision they handed down does not fall under their jurisdiction… oh, but wait, I forgot we don’t follow the Constitution anymore…never mind. Long live the black robes. Good grief.
July 1, 2015 at 8:00am
Publius – deflection. I clearly said that I was arguing about the principles of governance, that is why I said, “…I wish to God slavery never entered our shores for all the souls black and white which lived under it…”
 July 1, 2015 at 7:23am
Publius – It sucks because we are talking about human beings, but slavery, at the time was legal, the south, as a whole, wanted slavery to slowly go away. Some greedy planter may not have, but that is a different discussion. Point being is that slavery was an effect of the principle at stake. Slavery was the last straw. Slavery was not defended to have it last in perpetuity. Slavery was defended for fear of the outcome of releasing 4 million human beings at once with little ability to survive in a free world. The north used it as a political football to punish the south. Was slavery a cause? Was it the only cause? Not by a long shot.
 June 30, 2015 at 10:36pm
Publius – your recorded history must consist of one page.
 June 30, 2015 at 10:24pm
 June 30, 2015 at 10:16pm
Publius – slavery was in the declaration of states succeeding because of a few reasons. One of which was that the north tried to cause slave rebellions (Jim Brown, et al.) promoting murder and rape of their masters. Along with this the South witnessed earlier in the 19th century the freeing of African slaves in what is now Haiti (1809 I think). The result – white genocide. Every white Englishman was slaughtered. The south feared the same outcome. You cannot sit in your 2015 armchair and evaluate life 150 years ago. It is not possible.
I wish to God slavery never entered our shores for all the souls black and white which lived under it. (which was less than 3% of slavery world wide at the time). Then we could argue how the north wanted to live under a strong central government (federalist) while the south wanted to live the life promised in the Constitution of the United States.
 June 30, 2015 at 9:54pm
Publius – You are guilty of cherry picking the declarations of succession. How about the other 75% of the declaration of Georgia. Here is a brief example, (Georgia) “The material prosperity of the North was greatly dependent on the Federal Government; that of the South not at all. In the first years of the Republic the navigating, commercial, and manufacturing interests of the North began to seek profit and aggrandizement at the expense of the agricultural interests. Even the owners of fishing smacks sought and obtained bounties for pursuing their own business (which yet continue), and $500,000 is now paid them annually out of the Treasury.” Slavery was a stain on the country not just the south alone. The sectional difference was the Federalist (Hamilton) vs the original Republicans (the anti-federalist). The section difference exists today. The progs vs the conservatives. Same game – different team names.
 June 30, 2015 at 12:19pm
I would add to your reading list the Webster Hayne debate. It outlines the causes of the WNA. Of all the representatives that gave speeches during this debate (both north and south) only once was slavery brought up. (By Mr. Webster). The vast majority of the speeches revolved around “internal improvement” and why, according to the Southern states, that was unconstitutional. Not trying to be a smart $$$, just found these speeches very enlightening.
[-2] June 19, 2015 at 1:08pm
brewskis – I don’t know the promises of the Third Reich. My problem is throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Offense to the symbol of the cross because of bad priests, etc. If we get rid of any institution with lofty principles, for members who are bad actors, then we would have nothing left. To get rid of the federal government because of crooked politicians comes to mind… hmm I sound like a Confederate. I would support and defend the Constitution…just as not as it has been mutilated.
A brother to all men – Z
[-1] June 19, 2015 at 11:33am
getoffmylawncommie – that is not why the south wanted to leave the USA. I agree with RaydocX that slavery is pure evil. Slavery was used as a political football to gin up hatred between the sections. Both the North and South had their hands dirty with slavery, along with the rest of the world, at the time.
 October 28, 2014 at 2:02pm
God bless Ethan. I’m sure you’ll find The Gates wide open.
June 26, 2014 at 1:05pm
Unfortunately I don’t agree that the revolution is at the ballot box. I totally agree with you ideologically, but at this point, I have to wonder if the ballot box is not a dog and pony show for the unwashed to participate in just to placate the masses.
June 26, 2014 at 12:59pm
Civility- Sure. I was just a bit fired up. By your moniker and your comment, I “assumed,” my bad. I cannot see how we live under nothing less that an a tyranny. I am forced as to what medical treatment I am allowed, what type of light bulb I can burn, what size toilet I can have, I must pay for others’ (phones, internet service,etc.) The list goes on and on…all determined by the federal government and all against my will. That is not freedom…
At what point do you say enough? This is not a rhetorical question. At what point?
June 25, 2014 at 4:18pm
If the chains get heavy enough, we’ll hold em by the nose and kick’em in the @$$. If you would rather live on your knees fine by me. It WAS a free country.
 June 25, 2014 at 1:59pm
So if I feel any law is silly I can just abdicate any responsibility to follow it? Got it. I don’t know the exact law in Mississippi, but were I live, you can cast a cross over vote during a primary, but you have to support that candidate in the general election as well if you did cross over. If the dems who are voting are doing so just to stick ‘n run, then by deduction they don’t really believe there candidate has a chance going toe to toe with the challenger. Weak…
June 25, 2014 at 1:48pm
Rush did not call for the Repubs to cross the ail to vote. Maybe it was just 40,000 RINOS doing what they do best…which is absolutely nothing.
 June 25, 2014 at 1:42pm
Well said Red.. well said
 May 16, 2014 at 3:04pm
I carry because God gave me the unalienable right of self preservation, and a S&W 357 seems to fit that right quite nicely.
[-2] May 14, 2014 at 12:51pm
“Sure looks like a lot of Muslims/Arabs visit the WH.” please point out the anger and hate. You sure seems to enjoy pasting one line comments, completely out of context, to make a point that cannot even be discerned by the “one-liner” you post.
April 21, 2014 at 2:04pm
The queen of heaven – see Kings 23:5 the moon, sun and stars were the “queen of heaven” (false idols)