Today we celebrate 400 years of American democracy
and it all began in the South!
by Gene Kizer, Jr.
I was doing some research last weekend and ran across an atlas website that looked pretty good and had a nice map.
I started reading under subheading "US History" and could not believe what I was reading!
I had always heard that New Englanders and especially people from Massachusetts were jealous of the South.
They're jealous because America, the greatest nation in human history, was founded in the South - I mean below the Mason-Dixon Line, in Dixie, if you will, at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607.
That means the very first Americans who weren't Indians were Southerners and damn proud of it back then and damn proud of it today! USA!!! USA!!! USA!!!
That's just too much for some of those arrogant New Englanders who go around telling people America didn't really start until they got here in 1620 (they FINALLY got here).
Of course, that is America's first FAKE NEWS to go along with all the FAKE HISTORY that comes out of New England, such as the absurdity that slavery caused the War Between the States and not the Northern lust for other people's money.
As Shelby Foote said, slavery was an element in the secession of the Cotton States but wasn't even close to being the primary cause of it or the war.
Independence, self-government and the supremacy of the States, as the Founding Fathers envisioned, were why the Cotton States seceded.
Those reasons, plus the fact that Southerners were fed up with the hate Northerners used to rally their votes to win the 1860 election.
Despite all that hate, over 60% of the country still voted against Abraham Lincoln.
Southerners were not about to let people who hated them rule over them.
New Englanders absolutely can not make an argument that Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas and Tennessee seceded over anything to do with slavery, and in those four states lived a majority of white Southerners: 52.4%.
Those states initially rejected secession.
But the moment the Federal Government attempted to coerce the sovereign Cotton States, like when Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to invade the South, Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas and Tennessee seceded.
The issue was obviously federal coercion and they stated that, over and over, just as Lincoln stated over and over that his desire was not to free the slaves but preserve the Union, because Northern wealth and power were dependent on the Union, on manufacturing for the South and shipping Southern cotton.
Without the North, the South was in great shape with 100% control of King Cotton, the most demanded commodity on the planet.
Without the South, the North was DEAD.
Besides, Northerners and the Brits before them, brought all the slaves here and made huge fortunes in the process, but they don't talk about that too much.
Their fake history proclaims the right of secession to be legal when they want to do it with the Hartford Convention, the Louisiana Purchase, the admission of Texas and other times, but not when we do, despite Virginia (with New York and Rhode Island) reserving the right to secede before acceding to the US Constitution.
That reserved right of secession by Virginia, New York and Rhode Island, which was accepted by all the other states, also GAVE the other states the right of secession because all the states entered the Union as equals. All had the exact same rights.
The website I mentioned above, under its US History heading, has this disgusting fake New England history:
"In 1620, the Pilgrims arrived on the Mayflower, landing in what is modern-day Massachusetts; their settlement named Plymouth survived, and the story of a new nation was subsequently born."
Of course, this is not history, it is a fraud.
If this person is versed enough in American history to know about the Pilgrims in 1620, then surely they know about Jamestown in 1607.
They most likely made a deliberate decision to falsify the record in order to glorify an undeserving New England.
You have to ask yourself, what else is falsified on this website?
With history as pathetic as it is today, they probably figured they could get away with it.
They would probably also tell you New Englanders who brought all the slaves here and made huge fortunes in the process (along with the Brits before them), were not American's slave traders.
Or that Boston and New York were not the world capitals of the slave trade in 1862, a year into the War Between the States, though W.E.B. Du Bois proves it conclusively in his book, The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America, 1638- 1870.
An honest mistake or interpretation is understandable, but regardless, this person and everybody like him or her should be corrected.
Here is their web address for anybody who wants to help them with their facts:
Today, July 30, 2019, is the 400th
anniversary of American democracy.
The story of the most powerful and still freest nation in the history of the world begins in the South, in Virginia, where the capital of the Confederate States of America was located during the War Between the States.
Southerners were led by another beloved Virginia son, Gen. Robert E. Lee, in their bloody fight for independence.
But on this day, 400 years ago, the Virginia House of Burgesses met for the first time, at Jamestown, and became "the first representative legislative assembly in the Western Hemisphere."
The Associated Press, which is usually horribly biased and unreadable, wrote a pretty good story entitled "Seeds of Democracy" (Post and Courier, July 29, 2019).
The House of Burgesses began "as a group of 22 men - two chosen by the white male residents of each of the eleven major settlement areas." Today "Virginia's General Assembly is considered the oldest continuously operating legislative body in North America."
Finally, the AP and Post and Courier say something good about white Southern males!
Feels like it's been 400 years since the last time they did that!
In honor of American democracy's 400th anniversary, here is a PDF entitled Virginia First, written by another Virginian, Dr. Lyon Gardiner Tyler, son of our 10th US president, John Tyler, who served from 1841 to 1845. John Tyler was also a member of the Confederate Congress.
Lyon Gardiner Tyler wrote A Confederate Catechism and numerous other outstanding books and articles. He brought the College of William and Mary back from the dead after the War Between the States, and he served with great honor as its 17th president for over three decades, from 1888 to 1919.
Click Here to download the Virginia First PDF, then save to your computer and send to whomever you want!
Gene, thank you for this concise and correct history. Too, if it is not currently taught, that raises questions. In 1950s I remember the lessons on the global mariners and the Jamestown founding. Later years when reading Jefferson Davis’ post war book “The Rise and Fall if the Confederate Government,” he gives some history of the large expanse if the original Virginia that was ceded to the Union during the “Constitution years” in 1775 – 1790s. More to the point he predicted the current state and past 100 years of demise of the original intent of the states and education. Tragic but true, especially with so much codified with “US Court decisions” and university’s historical rewrites.
Tim, I have wanted to read Jefferson Davis’s book for a while. I have it and have read parts of it. I’m actually going to reprint it because so much of the history today is a politically correct fraud, especially in academia as you point out. I think everything since the 1960s is suspect, though some excellent history has been written since then by people like Thomas DiLorenzo on Lincoln, and others. Lerone Bennett, Jr.’s Forced into Glory, is powerful on Lincoln too. The book, Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged and Profited from Slavery, written by four Northerners, is excellent too. — Our history has been under attack for a long time but America itself is under attack by the same people, all on the left, and all the attacks benefit them politically, which is where political correctness comes from. Their standard is NOT truth or accuracy. It is whatever is beneficial to the left, politically. They have done a lot of damage but they are up against people who love America, love the South and who KNOW their history well. We are not intimidated and can and will fight back with scholarship and powerful argument. Thanks for writing. Gene
Thanks for pointing out the double standard. Have you considered the founding of St. Augustine in this timeline?
Paul, Excellent point! St. Augustine (1565) is the oldest but they were part of the Spanish empire when America was founded in 1607 at Jamestown. We didn’t get Florida from Spain until 1819. Glad you commented because I had to look up these dates and I am glad for the refresher! Gene