Forgotten History is Bound to Be Repeated
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
(Sam Adams: terrorist, patriot, and public enemy #1)
While researching the possibility of a new civil war to start within the US that both Trump and Clinton’s supporters are warning about if they will not win the elections, I stumbled upon an interesting article about the real causes of the American Civil War. It turns out, our history books are lying that the sole reason for that war was to abolish slavery. If we examine the actual “declaration of causes” written by the states that have declared secession from the Federal Union as soon as President Lincoln, elected solely by the North, was sworn in, a thoughtful reader should realize that the Constitutional rights of those South states were violated by the laws that were imposed on them by the Federal Government, mostly controlled by the North states. The South states were at disadvantage because the North states had about 50% more people than those in the South due to influx of immigrants and slaves fleeing into expanding cities of the North. As a result, the House of Representatives had more representatives from the North, and they were passing the laws that were only good for the North, but were bad for the South states, which still used slave labor. In fact, the slave issue was used to instigate hatred between people who lived in the non-slave states and the farm owners of the South states, and so the constitutional rights of people living in the South were not defended by the Federal Government, because of which the South states have eventually decided to leave the Union and formed its own Confederation.
If we look at what preceded the American Civil War, the 15th U.S. President James Buchanan comes to mind, who served in 1857-1861. It was his presidency and his domestic policies that ignited the American society and brought it on a verge of war. What’s interesting is that before he became the President of the United State, he served as Secretary of State also, and during his tenure, he provoked the war with Mexico and followed Washington’s colonialist approach towards Cuba and other Caribbean islands. He also made the topic of slavery front and center in his Inaugural Speech. Pretty much like gun control issue is being used to manipulate the emotions of American people in our time. Amazing, isn’t it? The more things change, the more they stay the same… Now, what would happen, if, let’s say, Hillary Clinton promises to put more restrictions of the right of American people to bear arms to protect their lives and livelihoods, or ban the gun ownership altogether for a bogus reason of some “anti-terrorist act”? I bet the South states will not be happy once again, and many patriots in the North won’t tolerate such legislation also. In fact, Texas and other states are already contemplating exist from the US and strive for self-determination in the face of personal liberties infringement and such unconstitutional legislation by Federal Government like “Patriot Act”, not to mention the attacks on the 2nd Amendment.
As you can see, there are certain similarities between James Buchanan and Hillary Clinton serving as the Secretary of State, so if Clinton becomes the next President of the United States, I really don’t know how long our states will be united for. If she used her time at the State Department to initiate war in Libya, provoke a civil war in Syria and a coup in Honduras, who knows what she does next? Her election campaign alone is causing social tensions and public outrage at the barbaric methods of silencing her rivals. Because she is not offering any effective solutions or reforms to soothe these tensions, they are bound to boil into a serious crisis. It’s not clear yet if Donald Trump’s win could defuse the growing tensions because he is being actively vilified by all major U.S. Media outlets, but it is now clear to me that if Hillary Clinton gets elected, her rule may begin (or end) in tragedy similar to the one that occurred about 150 years ago: we may either have a Civil War within our borders or possibly nuclear World War III all over our Planet. If American people don’t learn from our real American history, the history is bound to be repeated, and that won’t be pretty…
Author: Emily Ford