Sunday, March 23, 2014

Th Union Fat Jack

It took Rhode Island the better part of three years to sign the Constitution, and at no point in that time did President Washington send a single war-ship to the Narragansett Bay and occupy the townships of Newport, Wickford, and Narragansett. And the reason for this is that it was always understood that the Union was a VOLUNTARY arrangement (Lincoln himself thought this until he became a power-mongering crony-capitalist whose gravy-train - both literally AND figuratively - was singularly dependent upon his continued pilfering of the South) and that any force to maintain it was antithetical to its founding. This whole power grab by Lincoln and his fellow ramrods was a radical departure and the end-result was 700,000 deaths and hundreds of thousands of amputees.............And I'm still waiting for somebody to tell me that 7,000,000 deaths is an allowable price for freeing Darfur (what, only the black people in North America count?).

3 comments:

Rational Nation USA said...

I see you you are continuing to feed the Derve more material for another meandering post. Like I said... great tenacity. Hat's off to ya!

BB-Idaho said...

Rhode Island was slow in ratifying the constitution.
It did not secede, it did not seize US assets and it was not in rebellion. Washington was more patient than when he rode an an
army of 15,000 into Pennsylvania to collect whiskey taxes. As for
" he became a power-mongering crony-capitalist whose gravy-train - both literally AND figuratively - was singularly dependent upon his continued pilfering of the South" I guess I missed that in my reading. What did he do, capture the corner on
Cotton, or something?

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

His tariffs were largely paid by the South and the spending and crony capitalism largely took place in the North. That's what I meant.