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27 Oct

In 1935 Lyon Gardiner Tyler (descendent of 10th President John Tyler) wrote:

“The old Union was a union of consent; the present Union is one of force. For many years after the war, the South was held as a subject province, and any privileges it now enjoys are mere concessions from its conquerors, not rights inherited from the Constitution. The North, after the war, had in domestic negro rule a whip which England never had over Ireland. To escape from it, the South became grateful for any kind of government. The present Union is a great Northern nation based on force and control by Northern majorities, to which the South, as a conquered province, has had to conform all its policies and ideals. The Federal authority is only Northern authority. As of today, the Executive, the Cabinet, the Supreme Court, the Ministers at foreign courts are all Northern men. The South has as little share in the government, and as little chance of furnishing a President, as Norway or Switzerland.”

Of course, a so-called “Southern” president was elected even before Tyler’s statement—Woodrow Wilson. But “Southern Presidents” like Wilson, Lyndon Johnson—who murdered his way into the White House—and Bill Clinton embraced policies and ideals that were primarily those of the Northern conqueror. And as for so-called “Southern conservatives” who bemoan Federal tyranny and point to the likes of FDR, LBJ and Obama for bringing about the present tyranny, the fact is, they must look much further back in history to understand when the control of the “National” over the Union of States created by the Founders was put into final and complete effect.

Of course, even Lincoln’s war was only the culmination of an ongoing contest between the Founder’s representative republic with its limited government acting with the “consent of the governed,” and a centralized national “democracy,” a contest that began before the ink on the Constitution had dried. No wonder men like Virginia patriot Patrick Henry rejected the Constitution! Henry could see the seeds of tyranny within the fine words and sentiments expressed in that now defunct document!

And to show how far we have come from the understanding of the Founders regarding the government of this country, consider that in the above statement by Mr. Tyler, he speaks of “rights inherited from the Constitution!” In so doing, he indicates that the original (and correct) understanding of the rights of the people emanating from God had been lost by 1935. Now it is the Constitution that guarantees our rights! Of course, if a man-inspired document bestows rights, then a man-inspired document can remove them as well! Hence the entire understanding of the representative republic created by the Founders is lost and replaced with a humanist understanding of State-created rights and obligations. Is it any wonder then, that the rest of the nation had—and has—no problem with the treatment of the people of the South?



2 Responses to Triumph and subjugation

  1. Dennis

    December 5, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    This is only the second time in recent memory that I have heard that man inherits rights from God, not from the Constitution…. the other person I heard say that was Judge Roy Moore of Alabama. No wonder not only the Liberals fear him, many of the Republicans do too.

  2. V. P. Hughes

    December 5, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Dr. DiLorenzo is a man who understands the “underpinnings” of this (original) nation/republic. I put this post in for people to understand what the struggle was all about. It is no wonder that Lord Acton wrote to General Lee after the war:

    “I saw in States’ rights the only availing check upon the absolutism of the sovereign will, and secession filled me with hope, not as the destruction but as the redemption of Democracy…. Therefore I deemed that you were fighting the battles of our liberty, our progress, and our civilization, and I mourn for the stake which was lost at Richmond more deeply than I rejoice over that which was saved at Waterloo.”

    Acton was right. We have now arrived at a point in time at which our “government” refuses to allow a man chosen by the People and not the Deep State to actually BE president. Whether or not one likes Donald Trump, he was the choice of the People but he is not being allowed to govern because the “illusion” of self government is just that, an illusion.

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