USA Unity

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Succession from USA Constitutional Unity by the state of

South Carolina in Convention assembled, on the 26th day of

April, A.D., 1852,  

 
These ends it endeavored to accomplish by a Federal

Government, in which each State was recognized as an

equal, and had separate control over its own institutions.

The right of property in slaves was recognized by giving to

free persons distinct political rights, by giving them the

right to represent, and burthening them with direct taxes

for three-fifths of their slaves; by authorizing the

importation of slaves for twenty years; and by stipulating

for the rendition of fugitives from labor.  

 
Abraham Lincoln was demonized in the South long before

he took office as President in 1861. During the four-way

campaign in 1860, Lincoln was demonized as a black

Republican whose election would split the Union. Historian

Arthur Cole wrote: “Lincoln was pictured in many quarters

not only as a black Republican but ‘as an Abolitionist; a

fanatic of the John Brown type; the slave to one idea, who,

in order to carry that out to its legitimate results, would

override laws, constitutions, and compromises of every

kind’, as a Robespierre ready to overturn the whole fabric of

society.” 1 Historian Michael Burlingame wrote that Lincoln

told a Tennessee visitor in the secession winter that “to

execute the laws is all that I shall attempt to do. This,

however, I will do, no matter how much force may be

required. 

 
Lincoln stated in his First Inaugural Address: “I hold, that in

contemplation of universal law, and of the Constitution, the

Union of these States is perpetual. Perpetuity is implied, if

not expressed, in the fundamental law of all national

governments. It is safe to assert that no government proper,

ever had a provision in its organic law for its own

termination. Continue to execute all the express provisions

of our national Constitution and the Union will endure

forever – it being impossible to destroy it, except by some

action not provided for in the instrument itself.”  

 
South Carolina seceded. It was soon joined by Alabama,

Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and

Texas. 

 
 
About a week later, USA President Lincoln was quoted as

saying: “I will suffer death before I will consent or will

advise my friends to consent to any concession or

compromise which looks like buying the privilege of taking

possession of this government to which we have a

constitutional right; because, whatever I might think of the

merit of the various propositions before Congress, I should

regard any concession in the face of menace the destruction

of the government itself, and a consent on all hands that our

systems shall be brought down to a level with the existing

disorganized state of affairs in Mexico. But this thing will

hereafter be as it is now, in the hands of the people; and if

they desire to call a Convention to remove any grievances

complained of, or to give new guarantees for the

permanence of vested rights, it is not mine to oppose.” 98

Not all Republicans agreed with him. Historian Russell

McClintock wrote that Republican “moderates disagreed

over whether the unionist backlash could occur without

Republican assistance. Some, like Seward and John

Sherman, joined conservatives in the belief that Republican

intransigence was crippling the Southern unionist effort;

others, including Lincoln and Trumbull, agreed with the

radicals that concessions would encourage secessionism

and destroy the Republican Party.”  

 
The question of secession (from the Union) has had a long

history in American politics. The first region to threaten

secession was New England during the War of 1812. The last

serious attempt occurred during the American Civil War

 

(1861–65) when 11 southern states declared independence;

war soon broke out. Since then most efforts have met with

little support. Modern attempts at serious state

independence have arisen in Alaska, Hawaii and Vermont as

well as through the efforts of southern organizations like

the League of the South
 
Nov. 7, 2012 saw a renewal of petitions for USA Succession

when “Michael E” from Slidell, Louisiana[3] created an

online petition requesting the Obama administration

“Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from

the United States of America and create its own NEW

government.”[4] The petition originally started as a

response to the 2012 presidential election but since then it

has grown into a national movement and encompasses

many grievances, namely economic problems and the

expansion of the federal government. By 6 AM (EST), Nov.

14th, the various petitions had garnered over 675,000

signatures.[5] Such petitions are largely symbolic in nature

and few, if any, people expect any state to actually secede as

a result of these petitions 
 
These petitions were started by individual citizens, and not

by the states these petitions have little to no legal standing 
 
Petitions that receive over 25,000 signatures within 30 days

of their filing make them eligible to receive an official

response from the White House. Over time, several elected

officials have responded. 

  • A spokeswoman for Alabama governor Robert Bentley

     

    said in an email “Governor Bentley believes in one nation

    under God.” “We can disagree on philosophy, but we

    should work together to make this country the best it can

    be.”[10] 

  • Tennessee‘s governor, Bill Haslam, said “I don’t think

    that’s a valid option for Tennessee…I don’t think we’ll be

    seceding.”[11] 

  • Texas governor Rick Perry‘s press secretary Catherine

    Frazier released a statement saying “Gov. [Rick] Perry

    believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing

    should be done to change it…” “But he also shares the

    frustrations many Americans have with our federal

    government.”[12] 

  • Speaking on the matter, a spokeswoman for Republican

     

    presidential candidate and US Representative from Texas

    Ron Paul said “[He] feels the same now” as he did in

    2009 when he said “It’s very American to talk about

    secession — that’s how we came into being.”[13] 

On January 15, 2013, the White House officially stated that

they will not allow the states to secede

Passion for our national pastime of football seems to over

ride political concerns:  In the wake of news that more than

80,000 people have signed an online White House petition

asking permission for Texas to leave the Union, a single

grave concern has united the minds of Americans of all

political colors: If the state secedes, where are we going to

get our NFL-caliber wide receivers?

On a spiritual note, The ONE True God of Israel whom is

Spirit has established thru Jesus our Lord a spiritual unity

which cannot be dissolved because this spiritual unity is

established by our spiritual birth of holy spirit.

I believe the Ekklesia of Grace as described by the Apostle

Paul is the Church of “His” Body – Jesus and that Jesus has

all authority over the members of the Church of “His” Body

and leads us individually and collectively through our unity

of the gift of spiritual birth of holy spirit; I believe we are a

sovereign Church of “His” Body composed of members in

particular of may sovereign fellowships united as a

cosmopolitan Church of “His” Body by the gift of spiritual

birth of holy spirit; a perfect union, ONE and inseparable;

whose just powers are derived from those served;

established by God with His blessings of a spiritual

birthright of His love, grace, freedom, justice and the bond

of peace which Jesus obtained for us by the sacrifice of his

life  Amen

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