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From the Editor
By: David Deschesne
Editor/Publisher, Fort Fairfield Journal
May 29, 2013
Abraham Lincoln Did Not Free the Slaves
Rather, he actually perfected slavery
One of the best kept secrets in public school and college academia today is that the war monger, President Abraham Lincoln did not free all the slaves in the U.S. during the Recent War of Northern Aggression (a/k/a “Civil War”)
I can tell by the bewildered looks on your faces that you can’t compute the information I just gave you because you were brainwashed by government propaganda in public schools and publicly funded colleges that Lincoln was the savior of the Union and freed all the slaves. Sorry, you were lied to.
Now, before you start labeling me a ‘kook’ (I am merely the messenger) and writing me off as delusional. How about we go look at Lincoln’s own words in his much touted Emancipation Proclamation. Surely, if he indeed freed all the slaves there would be language in this official Lincoln address that would help to vindicate the history books and your teachers and professors.
I won’t bore you with the entire Emancipation Proclamation, we’re just going to look at the relevant parts. Also, just so you won’t accuse me of making it up, here’s the link to the government archives where I copied it from:www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/emancipation_proclamation/transcript.html
Now, therefore I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander-in-Chief, of the Army and Navy of the United States in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and government of the United States, and as a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion, do, on this first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and in accordance with my purpose so to do publicly proclaimed for the full period of one hundred days, from the day first above mentioned, order and designate as the States and parts of States wherein the people thereof respectively, are this day in rebellion against the United States, the following, to wit:
Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, (except the Parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James Ascension, Assumption, Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the City of New Orleans) Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, (except the forty-eight counties designated as West Virginia, and also the counties of Berkley, Accomac, Northampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Ann, and Norfolk, including the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth[)], and which excepted parts, are for the present, left precisely as if this proclamation were not issued.
And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons.
Now, notice in the first paragraph Lincoln says he’s going to describe the States and parts of States that are considered to be in rebellion. What follows in the next paragraph is a list of the States and individual counties, by name, that he considers to be in rebellion with the parts that are excepted to be left as if the proclamation had never been issued. The third paragraph cited here then has Lincoln stating the slaves only in those said designated rebellious States and counties are freed.
“In September, 1862, Union forces fought Lee’s invading army at Antietam, Maryland, to a stalemate, compelling Lee to withdraw back to Virginia. The battle, the bloodiest single day of the war, gave Lincoln the opportunity to announce the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves in the rebellious states. Ever mindful of the impact of abolishing slavery in the slave states that remained loyal to the Union, Lincoln fulfilled his promise to [Horace] Greeley that he might free some slaves and leave others alone if it would help preserve the Union. The declaration effectively removed the possibility of England and France, which had abolished slavery decades earlier, supporting the pro-slavery Confederacy.” - Our Nation’s Archive; The History of the United States in Documents, ©1999 Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc., p. 359.
This quote from Our Nation’s Archives gets it almost right. Labeling the Confederacy as “pro-slavery” falls into the old maxim of the victor gets to write the history. What the Confederate States of America were actually fighting for was the right to govern themselves and throw off a tyrannical federal government that was asserting power into affairs, such as taxation (and to some extent, slavery) that was never delegated to the U.S. Congress, or President, by the Constitution.
Today, the same State’s rights issues are brewing into another potential war by the feds against the States with many States passing local resolutions to not enforce illegal federal gun control laws.
The United States government is this: an oppressive, tyrannical oligarchy controlled by multi-national banking syndicates under the guise of a central bank called the “Federal Reserve” and its intent is to domesticate and subjugate the individual States (which are in effect, sovereign countries) under its money control and make all citizens thereof its debt slaves in perpetuity. That’s why the War of Northern Aggression was fought in the 1860’s and that’s why it’s going to be fought again. The citizenry are simply getting tired of corporate banking mob bosses using the tools and systems of government to enslave them by stealing the fruits of their labor via taxation and concomitantly remove all ability to ever effectively resist them by taking away the force of arms under some convoluted “gun control” scheme.
The U.S. government is a tyrannical criminal enterprise and some would argue has been, since its inception.
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