The Confederate Constitution

~ Limits on the Excesses of Government ~

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~ Confederates Fought AGAINST Unjust Taxes ~

~ Confederates Fought FOR Independence & Freedom ~

Confederates GOALS were to Limit the Powers of the

Demons & Leaches’ who gravitate to Positions of POWER in GOVERNMENT

 

The True Goals of the

CONFEDERATE CONSTITUTION

 

The framers of the Confederate Constitution were acutely aware of the shortfalls of the original U.S. Constitution which led to the destruction of the Republic under Lincoln.

CSA Constitution changes.

 

  • LINE ITEM VETO
  • LIMITS ON SPENDING ON INFRASTRUCTURE
  • CSA CONGRESS CAN’T FORGIVE DEBTS
  • TAXES – only by a vote of two-thirds of both Houses
  • FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY
  • NO ‘OMINBUS’ SPENDING BILLS
  • EASIER TO FIRE GOV’T LEECHES
  • STOPS ‘RECESS APPOINTMENTS’r.

The framers of the Confederate constitution sought

to remedy the defects of the U.S. Constitution

that were foretold and warned about by 

PATRICK HENRY, decades prior.

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  ~ PATRICK HENRY~

had made a warning in 1787 . . . . . 

Patrick Henry’s warning became

truly prophetic, , ,some decades later, , ,

for the Heart of America

{the SOUTHLAND in 1861 !  

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“I conceive the Republic to be in

extreme danger,” Henry exclaimed.

“[The people’s] liberty will be lost,

and tyranny must and will arise.”

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Patrick Henry challenged the premise of the Constitution’s

opening words. “What right had they to say, We, the People?”

he asked of the Philadelphia delegates.

“Who authorized them to speak the language of,

We, the People, instead of We, the States? …

The people gave them no power to use their name.”

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CHANGES TO THE

CONFEDERATE CONSTITUTION

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 CHANGES In The CONFEDERATE CONSTITUTION

 

We, the people of the Confederate States, each State acting in its sovereign and independent character, in order to form a permanent federal government, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity — invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God — do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Confederate States of America.

 

The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and other officers; and shall have the sole power of impeachment; except that any judicial or other Federal officer,

resident and acting solely within the limits of any State, may be impeached by a vote of two-thirds of both branches of the Legislature thereof.

 

LINE ITEM VETO

The President may approve any appropriation and disapprove any other appropriation in the same bill. In such case

he shall, in signing the bill, designate the appropriations disapproved; and shall return a copy of such appropriations, with his

objections, to the House in which the bill shall have originated; and the same proceedings shall then be had as in case of

other bills disapproved by the President.

 

LIMITS ON SPENDING ON INFRASTRUCTURE

To regulate commerce with foreign nations,  and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes; but neither this, nor any other clause contained in the Constitution, shall ever be construed to delegate the power to Congress to appropriate money for any internal improvement intended to facilitate commerce; except for the purpose of furnishing lights, beacons, and buoys, and other aids to navigation upon the coasts, and the improvement of harbors and the removing of obstructions in river navigation; in all which cases such duties shall be laid on the navigation facilitated thereby as may be necessary to pay the costs and expenses thereof.

 

CSA CONGRESS CAN’T FORGIVE  DEBTS

To establish uniform laws of naturalization,and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies, throughout the Confederate

States; but no law of Congress shall discharge any debt contracted before the passage of the same.

To establish post offices and post routes; but the expenses of the Post Office Department, after the 1st day of March in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and sixty-three, shall be paid out of its own revenues.

 

TAXES

(6) No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any State, except by a vote of two-thirds of both Houses.

 

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

(9) Congress shall appropriate no money from the Treasury except by a vote of two-thirds of both Houses, taken by yeas

and nays, unless it be asked and estimated for by some one of the heads of departments and submitted to Congress by the President; or for the purpose of paying its own expenses and contingencies; or for the payment of claims against the Confederate States, the justice of which shall have been judicially declared by a tribunal for the investigation of claims against the Government, which it is hereby made the duty of Congress to establish.

(10) All bills appropriating money shall specify in Federal currency the exact amount of each appropriation and the

purposes for which it is made; and Congress shall grant no extra compensation to any public contractor,

officer, agent, or servant, after such contract shall have been made or such service rendered.

 

NO ‘OMINBUS’ SPENDING BILLS

20) Every law, or resolution having the force of law, shall relate to but one subject, and that shall be expressed in the title.

 

ONE 6 YEAR TERM PRESIDENT

The executive power shall be vested in a President of the Confederate States of America. He and the Vice President shall

hold their offices for the term of six years;  but the President shall not be re-eligible. 

 

EASIER TO FIRE GOV’T ‘LEECHES’

3) The principal officer in each of the Executive Departments, and all persons connected with the diplomatic service, may

be removed from office at the pleasure of the President. All other civil officers of the Executive Departments may be removed at any time by the President, or other appointing power, when their services are unnecessary, or for dishonesty, incapacity.

inefficiency, misconduct, or neglect of duty;  and when so removed, the removal shall be reported to the Senate, together with the reasons therefor.

 

STOPS ‘RECESS APPOINTMENTS’

(3) The President shall have power to fill all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting

commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session; but no person rejected by the Senate shall be

reappointed to the same office during their ensuing recess.

 

SLAVERY

(1) The importation of negroes of the African race from any foreign country other than the slaveholding States or

Territories of the United States of America, is hereby forbidden; and Congress is required to pass such laws as shall effectually prevent the same.

(2) Congress shall also have power to prohibit the introduction of slaves from any State not a member of, or Territory not belonging to, this Confederacy.

No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law denying or impairing the right of property in negro slaves shall be passed.

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The Anti-Federalist Patriots were Right in 1787;

The Southern Confederates were Right in 1861

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A Warning in 1787 from

PATRICK HENRY

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 “When the American spirit was in its youth…liberty…was then the primary object,” he said. “But now…the American spirit…is about to convert this country Unit…a powerful and mighty empire….There will be no checks, no real balances, in this government.”

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Patrick Henry’s words were Truly prophetic. 

Spirit of 1776

 

 

“I conceive the Republic to be in

extreme danger,” Henry exclaimed.

“[The people’s] liberty will be lost,

and tyranny must and will arise.”

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Patrick Henry challenged the premise of the Constitution’s opening words. “What right had they to say, We, the People?” he asked of the Philadelphia delegates.

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“Who authorized them to speak the language of, We, the People, instead of We, the States?

THE PEOPLE GAVE THEM NO POWER TO USE THEIR NAME.

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{ The phrase “We the People”, as decreed by the Federal government, has literally led to ‘god-government’

being the ‘grantor of rights’ for American citizens and

why the current powers worship Lincoln as a ‘god’ }

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SECESSION WAS NOT TREASON

In 1865 and 1867 Salmon Chase the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court told the Republican radicals that secession is not treason and if any military or political members of the former Confederate States of America are brought to court the North will lose what they won on the battlefield. They cannot be convicted of treason.

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If it were not for the ‘bill of rights’,  the military defeat of the south

would have meant the complete DISSOLUTION of the “republic”

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