South was right; Lincoln was wrong

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Dear editor:

April is Confederate History Month in Alabama, as proclaimed by the State School Board and Governor. Over 100,000 Alabamians served in the Confederate States military; over 30,000 died; another 30,000 were wounded, many having lost arms, legs and eyes in defense of the voluntary union of Independent States, established by the Founding Fathers.

White, Black, Indian, Hispanic, Protestant, Catholic and Jewish Confederates valiantly stood as one in thousands of battles on land and sea. Afterwards, they attended Confederate Veterans’ Reunions together and received pensions from Southern States.

See photos of Black and White Confederate Veterans together at the Alabama Archives: “Scrapbook of the 41st Reunion of United Confederate Veterans in Montgomery, June 2-5, 1931”.

Results of Lincoln’s Tax War:

The voluntary union of low-taxed States was replaced by a compulsory union of high-taxed colonies, as under Britain before 1776, with States and people ONLY having rights the Federal government allows.

All Americans became tax slaves, paying a 40% tax rate on income, payroll, sales, property, imports, gasoline, etc…

Slavery was NOT abolished, just the name was changed to “Sharecropper”, with over 5 million whites and 3 million blacks working on land stolen by the Wall Street bankers, who financed and elected Lincoln. Even General Grant owned four slaves during the war.

The Southern people suffered a cruel military occupation for 13 more years; Confederates could not vote nor hold office.

The greatest Christian Revival in American history in the Confederate Army resulted in scores of Churches built and the South being nicknamed “The Bible Belt.” The South was right! Lincoln was wrong!

Roger K. Broxton, President

Confederate Heritage Fund