Monday is Davis holiday in Alabama
Published 12:47 am Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Jefferson Davis was the last real American President of the voluntary Union of low-taxed independent States, established by the Founding Fathers in 1776.
Abraham Lincoln became the first American President of a compulsory union of high-taxed colonies in 1861, when he invaded and overthrew the independent States, returning them to the status of the 13 colonies under Britain.
Lincoln ended the great American experiment of “checks and balances” by the States on the Federal government. Today, States must do whatever the federal government says.
Lincoln alone declared war in his two Presidential War Proclamations against the Confederate States, on April 15 and 19, 1861:
“Whereas an insurrection has broken out and the laws of the United States for the collection of the tax revenue cannot be executed therein, I have set on foot a blockade of the ports and called forth the militia to the number of 75,000 to cause the tax revenue laws to be duly executed.”
On April 29, 1861, inside Alabama’s Capitol, President Davis told the Confederate States Congress:
“The declaration of war made against this Confederacy by Abraham Lincoln, the President of the United States, in his Proclamations, rendered it necessary that you should convene at the earliest moment to devise the measures necessary for the defense of our country.
“President Lincoln likened the relations between a State and the United States to those which exist between a county and the State, 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 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, President
Confederate Heritage Fund