Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Confederacy Lives!

Okay, I must admit that the headline to this piece is meant for dramatic effect.  For the heart of the [Confederacy] did not stop beating when the last shot in the Civil War was fired.

Be assured that I know this from personal experience.  For I was raised in an area where many refused to recognize the sovereignty of the United States federal government, and they were quite proud of the fact that [Cassville] served as the Confederate capitol of Missouri for a day or so after [Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson] called for the secession of the state in 1861.

On a more personal note, I was right in there with them until our Heavenly Father started changing me.  Quite honestly, I still find the thought of the Union being much more in the right rather irksome.

No, I have never been in favor of slavery.  I was, however, a very strong supporter of state’s rights, and now being more of a [Federalist] is another thing that doesn’t sit all that well with me.

I do believe that more would be more inclined toward federalism if we could elect a president who wanted the federal government to truly work with the states instead of just issue mandates that do not take regional wants and needs into account.  For I cannot imagine any state legislature refusing what the vast resources of the federal government could help with, and if anyone thinks that we would be better off with each state acting like its own sovereign entity, they have not thought things completely through.  After all, why should tax dollars from California help pay for the dredging of the Mississippi River when they have docks on the Pacific coast to send and receive their own trade goods?

Yeah, I suppose I should come down off of my soapbox for a little bit and get to what moved me (naturally-speaking, of course) to write about such.  For our own Republican candidate for the United States Senate, [Todd Akin], is not the only candidate in the general area causing the “stuff” to hit the proverbial fan on a national scale.  For the news has been breaking that [Jon Hubbard] considers the being of a slave in this country a blessing to those who were able to endure it.  Along with [Loy Mauch] calling President Abraham Lincoln a war criminal for committing premeditated murder on the United States Constitution.  As well as [Charlie Fuqua] insisting that disrespectful children should face the death penalty in a court of law.

No, the execution of disrespectful children was not an obscure clause in the Confederate Constitution, but it most definitely fits under the state’s rights heading.  Alas, Mr. Fuqua must have skipped over: So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.  For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment. [James 2:12-13 KJV]

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Meredith Hilton said...

Thanks for posting - Amazing what some elected officials believe these days!

RE Ausetkmt said...

excellent post Jerry

RE Ausetkmt said...

excellent post Jerry

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Meredith!!! What is even more amazing (or sickening) is that this stuff about those Arkansas candidates is just now coming out. Does this that the Arkansas Republican Party did not necessarily oppose their views before?

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Bad Gal!!! I am not quite sure where you are down there in Florida, but you should be safe if you are far enough south. For not too many "good ol' boys" wander past Ocala or maybe Leesville.

Scott Way said...

My heritage from WV has given me much of the same inclinations that you profess here...Nice post.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thanks for stopping by, my dear Scott!!! West Virginia is a rather interesting area--isn't it. For they bucked when Virginia left the Union, and now it is generally a hotbed of anti-federal government rabble-rousing.

Relax Max said...

No federal government, no need for congress. :)

Or did you drop the States Rights stand? I wasn't quite clear on that point.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

No, I am still all for recognizing state's rights just as long as each state is willing to truly work with the other states, my dear Max. For some things really should be administered on a state level in the way that works best for each individual state, such as when it comes to the way children are taught in a school. In fact, education concerns would probably be better addressed on a much more local level. For what may work well in a rural area might be detrimental in an inner city environment.