Sunday, June 16, 2013

New Letter to the Montgomery Advertiser Editor Corrects Errant Professor's Myths Regarding Lincoln and the WBTS

Prattville Dragoon Charlie Graham felt compelled to correct the politically correct spin and myths regurgitated in a recent column by Dr. Daniel Haulman in the Advertiser entitled "Correcting Civil War Mythology" in his own letter to the editor.

Federalist spin on history isn’t accurate. 

Daniel Haulman’s recent blather expounding upon his shallow federalist spin on American history is simply more of the same useless rhet­oric exemplary of his genre.

The U.S. Constitution was written so as to not prohibit secession. The citizens of the original 13 colonies that seceded from England would have it no other way.

The Morrill Act imposed import tariffs up to 40 percent on the South to force it to buy more expensive products from the North. When it was signed relative to the initiation of secession or Lincoln’s inauguration is a moot point. The Southern politicians knew it was coming a long time before it was signed.

The epitome of perfunctory reasons for the War Between The States is that the South fired the first shot. The true history is in why the shot was fired. Tricked into firing was a terrible word choice. Coerced and provoked are better words. Read complete histori­cal accounts written late 1800s to early 1900s and decide for yourself.

Haulman continues the federal legacy of esteeming the refabricated Lincoln. In order to respect Lincoln as the Great Emancipator one has to disregard much printed history. It’s like picking passages out of context from the Bible to make a point. The Emancipation Proclamation was a political war ploy to incite insurrection in the South, nothing more.
Haulman is so accustomed to a federal government that disregards the U.S.Constitution that he misses the entire point of the Confederate Constitution - slavery would be a state issue.

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