June 2 holiday honors DavisPublished 1:08am Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Monday, June 2, is Alabama’s legal holiday to honor President Jefferson Davis, a U.S. Army veteran who fought for the U.S. Flag, symbolizing the voluntary Union of Independent States guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Peace Treaty with Britain and U.S. Constitution.
The Southern States had more right to withdraw from the voluntary Union called the United States than the 13 Colonies had to secede from Great Britain, because the Independent States formed the United States, whereas, Britain formed the Colonies.
President Davis explained in his Message To The Confederate States Congress (April 29, 1861):
“So utterly have the principles of the Constitution been corrupted that Abraham Lincoln did not hesitate to liken the relations between a State and the United States to those which exist between a county and the State in which it is situated and by which it was created.
“This is the lamentable and fundamental error on which rests the policy that has culminated in his declaration of War against these Confederate States.
“An organization (voluntary Union) created by the States to secure the blessings of liberty and independence against foreign aggression, has been gradually perverted into a machine for their control.
“The creature (federal government) has been exalted above its creators (the States).”
Roger K. Broxton