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              The Confederate Cause

Sunday 9 April 1865

When General Robert E. Lee surrendered on Sunday 9 April 1865 it appeared to mark the beginning of the end of any chance for the independence of the Confederate States of America, as one by one the other Confederate Armies either surrendered or disbanded.  However, as the decades passed the Confederate Cause became viewed as an honorable, noble and righteous cause.  Be that as it may, on the Union side it became known as the Lost Cause of the Confederacy, while over the succeeding 150 years, numerous writers have chimed in to render their own personal rendition of events.  In finality it should be remembered, whether or not the Confederate Cause is lost or remains ongoing is in the hands of the Almighty God, and not that of men.

“In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed...No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.” ... Noah Webster


Quo Gladius de Veritas
“The Sword of Truth”

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            Deo Vindice

       "God will Vindicate"

The differences in Union verses Confederate principles can be seen in their choice of mottos, Manifest Destiny for the Union and Divine Providence of Almighty God for the Confederacy.  Additionally on the United States Great Seal is the motto: E Pluribus Unum, Out of many one, and on the Confederate States Great Seal the Motto: Deo Vindice, God will Vindicate.  The former being secular and denotes a virtual right to rule, whereas the later derives from the Confederate People’s belief that God rules in the affairs of men, and we aught to submit to His will in all things.

Their justification for the atrocities committed against the citizens of the Confederacy was the freeing of slaves, but slavery would have ended regardless of the victor.  The difference lay in the approach to ending slavery, which the true issue!  The Union chose force, the slaves were freed without an education or training in dealing with living in a free society, and with no means of making a living.  The Confederacy anticipated grand fathering the institution of slavery out of existence, while educating the slaves before granting them their freedom.  The Southern Slave Masters, primarily plantation owners, would have been compensated for their loss, allowing them the means to hire on the open market, the needed labor.

Confederate President Jefferson Davis sent overtures to President Lincoln, which Lincoln ignored; had he accepted and agreed to hold talks with Davis, the war could have been avoided.  Abraham Lincoln himself admitted in the following statement,
"In saving the Union, I have destroyed the Republic.  Before me I have the Confederacy, which I loathe.  But behind me I have the bankers, which I fear."  The fallacy that the secession of the Southern States from the Union, was somehow destroying the Republic, was perpetuated solely for the sake of advancing a war of aggression against the Confederacy.

While the Union would have been smaller, the Republic would have continued and 660,000 plus individuals would not have died, and 1,200,000 would not have suffered serious battle injuries.  While the Union even into the 21st century boast of the superiority of its cause, what did they make of their victory?  Setting aside the critical issue of the vile treatment afforded the Southern States during and after their reentry into the Union, their remains the crimes of 1.5 million unborn babies since 1973, which have been slaughtered in their abortion mills.

The Almighty God, the Holy Scriptures and Prayer has been deemed unfit material for the instruction of children and ‘freedom OF religion’ has been reinterpret to mean ‘freedom FROM Christianity and Judaism.’  Additionally, those crimes committed during and after the War for Confederate Independence {Civil War to the Yankees}, would in our time bring charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes, as well as that of waging an aggressive war of conquest.  And let it be said, only a few of the many crimes committed in the name of ‘Preserving the Union’ has been mentioned here!

In summation, Claude G. Bowers said it best, "That the Southern people literally were put to the torture is vaguely understood, but even historians have shrunk from the unhappy task of showing us the torture chambers."  Thus when someone boasts of the righteousness of the Union Cause, and of how great a leader was Abraham Lincoln, I see in them someone, which is willfully or unknowingly ignorant, perhaps intentionally having been brainwashed by the Educational System as well as the radically liberal News Media.
As to the relationship of slavery to the Confederate Cause, slavery was an institution of its own time, Northeastern Yankee Bankers and Merchants, financed, transported and sold slaves, and Southern plantation owners bought them.  The time for apologies is over!  The Confederate Cause in the modern context of our time is more properly described via the Proclamation of Independence!

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“God governs in the affairs of man.  And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?  We have been assured in the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.  I firmly believe this.  I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel” Constitutional Convention of 1787 | original manuscript of this speech … Benjamin Franklin