Jefferson Davis Information - History and Quotes
Jefferson Davis Inauguration - Confederate Heritage Rally 2011Montgomery, Al February 19, 2011
Order of Events. The Parade will line up at 10am., Marching begins at 11am Program at Capitol begins at Noon. Guest greetings Alabama Division Commander Confederate Veterans Inauguration of President Davis, Raising of First Confederate Flag Firing of Salutes
This event is sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans to commemorate the founding of the Confederate States of America, the inauguration of Jefferson Davis and the raising of the first Confederate Flag.Activities to include- -Heritage March up Dexter Ave to the Capitol -Speeches from leaders of descendant organizations - Remarks from prominent officials - Re-enactment of the swearing in of Jefferson Davis - Re-enactment of the raising of the first Confederate Flag - Firing of Rifle and Cannon salutes
Saturday - February 19, 2011 - Montgomery, AL
Jefferson Davis Inauguration, SesquiCentennial Event With Parade
It's time to mark your calendar for the SCV Sesquicentennial Event to be held in Montgomery, AL on Saturday February 19, 2011. It starts at 12 Oclock Noon. Be there early to get in position for the parade. This event will feature a parade up Dexter Avenue to the Alabama State Capitol Building, a re-enactment of the swearing in of President Jefferson Davis, and a selection of speakers at the Capitol Building. Just like what was done for the Flag Rally in 2000 in Columbia, South Carolina, and for the CSS Hunley Crew Funeral in Charleston in 2004, it is IMPERATIVE that this event be well attended. We must show the world that we will not permit the History and Heritage of the Confederacy to be forgotten and unobserved during the Sesquicentennial.
It is up to us to see that this history is remembered and portrayed in the correct way, so start planning your visit to Montgomery! While you are here, there is much more to see as well, and all within easy walking distance, or minutes from the Capitol, such as the first White House of the Confederacy, and the military museum in the Alabama Archives across the street from the Capitol building. Come see where secession began, the first Capitol of the Confederacy. Organize vans and buses to facilitate transportation for as many as possible! We will show the world that we remember our Confederate Heroes!
Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade. Period dress perfered, but all may come in and join in.
Read more at: http://www.confederate150.com/2011.html
President Jefferson Davis Books History Info and QuotesSave by buying this historical book by ordering at a discount price pre publication price.
Compatriots, This is to let you know of my new book which, in light of the Tea Party Movement, is a timely one. Without realizing it, that movement is contending for the principle of which Jefferson Davis spoke when he told the Mississippi Legislature in 1871 that, "The contest is not over, the strife is not ended. It has only entered upon a new and enlarged arena, and the principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another time and in another form."
Entitled, "Dismantling The Republic," the book chronicles the philosophy behind the Declaration of Independence, the sovereignty of the States as the Republic's foundation, the dismantling of the Republic from the beginning through the 20th century, and pinpoints those responsible for that dismantling. Below, you will find the Author's Preface and a chapter outline of the 217 page book. It also includes two appendices. Appendix A is a side-by-side comparison of the U. S. Constitution of 1787 and the C. S. Constitution of 1861. Appendix B contains all of the secession ordinances of the seceding States, indicating it was Constitutional usurpation�not slavery�that precipitated secession.
As the book is self-published, it is not available in normal outlets. I am solely responsible for distribution and want to get this message out in the most expeditious manner.
The book's price is $16.50, per copy, plus $2.50 Postage & Handling. However, I am offering it to SCV members for the pre-publication price of $15.00 each, plus $2.50, P&H. The pre-publication price was offered before it was published, and I am extending that price to you. It's a great gift.
Book Prices 1 Copy - $15.00, plus $2.50 p&h = $17.50 2 Copies - $30.00, plus $2.90 p&h = $32.90
Bulk Rate 10 or more copies - $12.00 each, and We Pay Postage
It can be ordered from me at,
Jerry C. Brewer 308 South Okla. Ave. Elk City, OK 73644
Here are the Author's Preface and Chapter Outline.
Yours in The Cause of Our Fathers,
Jerry C. Brewer, Commander Pvts. Grayson & Brewer Camp, 2118 Sons of Confederate Veterans Elk City, Oklahoma
Constitutional government in America ended April 9, 1865. It ended four years earlier in the United States with Abraham Lincolns ascension to the presidency. Within a year of his inauguration, he effectively eliminated Constitutional rights. He suspended the writ of habeas corpus and imprisoned and deported an Ohio Congressman without warrant or due process. He censored telegraphic communications, stopped circulation of newspapers that criticized his autocratic rule and imprisoned many of their editors. He deprived states of representative government, and unilaterally waged war without the consent of Congress by blockading Southern ports and calling for 75,000 volunteers to invade the sovereign States of the South.
The last bulwark of State sovereignty and Constitutional rights in North America, the Confederate States, ceased to exist when Lee surrendered at Appomattox. From that day forward, the Republic of Jefferson, Madison, Mason and Franklin was to be no more. Henceforth, the federal government that was created by sovereign States to be their agent would become their master. All that remained was for the new order of government to dismantle the Republics remnants.
Individual rights, expressed in State sovereignty, undergirded the Republic. The declaration of those rights by American Colonists in 1776 culminated a centuries-long struggle for recognition of individual sovereignty dating back to the Magna Carta. As Thomas Jefferson expressed it, all men are "endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights. Among those are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," and when government fails to protect those rights it is the right of the people to "alter or abolish" that government.
In late spring, 1787, the greatest minds among the American States gathered in Philadelphia to carve out an instrument to strengthen the weaker Articles of Confederation under which they had united in 1777. What they forged was the American Republic a voluntary union of sovereign States, created by sovereign individuals, and founded upon the Constitution. When their proceedings ended in September a bystander asked Benjamin Franklin what kind of government they had created. He replied, "A republic, if we can keep it." He and the other Founders understood the fragile nature of government especially their Republic with its delicate balance of powers.
None of the Founding Fathers envisioned a democracy. Their new government was a Republic of Sovereign States with carefully diffused constituencies and Franklins uneasiness about keeping it was well founded. Even before the Constitution was in its final form, forces were at work to weaken it and institute a government as autocratic as that of George III.
Without surrendering their sovereignty, the States ratified the Constitution, entering into a voluntary compact under it. In so doing, each State reserved for itself the full measure of sovereignty it held before joining the compact, and expressed that in the 10th amendment to the Constitution. State sovereignty meant that any or all of them had the right to freely withdraw from that compact whenever it became destructive of the ends for which it was established.
From the Republics inception the sovereignty of its member States suffered erosive political attacks that reached their high water mark when Lincoln invaded the South and forced seceded States back into the union at bayonet point. Upon his shoulders rests the responsibility for destroying the Republic. But even before the election of 1860, greedy Northern interests were working to change Franklins Republic into a Consolidated, Mercantile Empire. Lincoln's election culminated those efforts and in the century and a half since his war Lincoln's heirs have almost finished his work. From 1860 until the present, the Republic has been dismantled to such an extent that the Founders would not recognize it if they returned to 21st century America. Their Republic no longer exists. How that came to pass is the thesis we chronicle in this work. The foundation of the American Republic, created by the Constitution of 1787, was the sovereignty of its creator States. From its very beginning efforts were exerted to dismantle the Republic and replace it with a centralized government by incrementally eroding its foundation of State sovereignty efforts that achieved their goal, for without State sovereignty, that Republic cannot exist.
Jefferson Davis QuotesLooking back, Jefferson Davis has proven his wisdom over and over, and his quotes are reflected that he is one of the most quoted statesman of the last century. The book contains numerous of his quotes.
Governments may control actions, but they cannot control ideas. They may chain a man's body, but they cannot chain his mind. The Republic that Lincoln destroyed first existed as an idea and it still exists in that form. Jefferson Davis said, "The contest is not over, the strife is not ended. It has only entered upon a new and enlarged arena, and the principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another time and in another form." Given the grassroots disaffection for the federal social programs being forced upon the states and the arrogant usurpation of Constitutional authority by the federal government today, it appears that the cause of State Sovereignty still reposes in American hearts. Those voices of dissent in Congressional "Town Hall Meetings" and "Tea Parties" across the land in our time are faint sounds from the stirring wings of the great Phoenix of the Davis principle rising from the ashes of Lincoln's war to reassert itself "at another time and in another form." Deo Vindice Jerry C. Brewer Elk City, Oklahoma May 18, 2009
Outline Of Dismantling The Republic
By Jerry C. Brewer Chapter One - "To Alter Or To Abolish" A. Text of the Declaration of Independence B. Background of John Locke's political philosophy 1. Political sovereignty of the individual as expressed by Locke 2. Locke's philosophy in Declaration of Independence C. Historical uniqueness of Declaration of Independence D. Colonists grievances against George III 1. Grievances ignored 2. Colonists assertion of Independence based on Locke's philosophy of sovereignty
Chapter Two - "Free, Sovereign And Independent" A. Sovereign status of each of the thirteen former Colonies as recognized in the Treaty of Paris of 1783. B. Link between Reformations assertion of individual spiritual sovereignty and Enlightenments assertion of individual political sovereignty. C. Sovereignty of each of the thirteen former Colonies D. State sovereignty expressed in The Articles of Confederation
Chapter Three - "A More Perfect Union" A. The Constitutional Convention of 1787 B. Debates relating to the proposed Constitution and concern about retaining State sovereignty. C. State sovereignty expressed in Constitution and each of three branches of government. 1. The 10th Amendment 2. Constituencies of Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches designed to preserve State sovereignty 3. Early fears expressed regarding federal judiciary and State sovereignty 4. Non-accountability of Supreme Court justices
Chapter Four - Mercantilism And Clashing Cultures A. Alexander Hamiltons vision of a Mercantile nation modeled after Britains B. Mercantilism of Puritan North and its threat to State sovereignty. C. Alien & Sedition Acts of John Adams 1. Their threat to State sovereignty 2. Madison and Jefferson reply to Alien & Sedition Acts in Kentucky & Virginia Resolutions D. Cultural and religious roots of North/South conflicts 1. North - English Puritan Industrialists 2. South - Celtic and Anglican Agrarians E. North/South conflicts an extension of ancient animosities between English and Celts
Chapter Five - Early Sectional Conflicts A. Beginning of two-party political system that would contribute to demise of Republic B. Each branch of federal government vying for supremacy at Republics beginning 1. Washingtons suppression of "Whiskey Rebellion" against taxation 2. Adams "Alien and Sedition Acts" to silence administration critics 3. John Marshalls assertion of judicial power in Marbury v. Madison C. The Tariff of 1828 ("Tariff of Abominations") 1. Souths reaction to it as eroding State sovereignty 2. South Carolinas Nullification Ordinance - nullifying the Tariff in South Carolina 3. Andrew Jacksons assertion of federal supremacy over States D. Modern day efforts in the same vein - Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Montana E. Compromise tariff act averts crisis.
Chapter Six - Sovereignty, Secession and Slavery A. Struggle between Federalists and Anti Federalists (Hamiltonians and Jeffersonians) B. State sovereignty and right of secession inseparable. C. Northern States threaten secession in early 1800s D. Secession taught as political philosophy at West Point in early 19th Century E. Abolition movements in the North rooted in politics F. Northern religion turns from spiritual to worldly concern-embraces abolition as social issue
Chapter Seven - Toward Final Conflict A. State sovereignty and economics conjoined B. Northern, Southern and foreign newspapers understand economic issues of conflict C. Calhouns "Disquisition on Government" accurately describes modern welfare systems D. Slavery as an issue not the cause of the final conflict
Chapter Eight - Secession Exercise of State Sovereignty A. Background of Lincoln and Whig Party as precursors to Republicans B. Lincoln's ties to Northern industrial interests and his political opportunism C. Lincoln's aim of consolidated government D. Election of 1860 E. South's reaction to Lincoln's election with only 39 percent of the vote and their immediate secession F. Lincoln's chilling First Inaugural Address G. South Carolina secedes, followed by others - Secession ordinances reclaim State sovereignty
Chapter Nine - A Republic Of Sovereign States A. Formation of Confederate States of America B. Jefferson Davis and Lincoln's inaugural addresses contrasted C. The Confederate Constitution
Chapter Ten - Lincolns War On Northern Sovereignty A. Lincolns abolition of Constitutional liberties in the North B. Arrest and deportation of Ohio Congressman C. Censorship of telegraphic communications and newspapers D. Imposition of martial law in Missouri
Chapter Eleven - Lincolns War On Southern Sovereignty A. Lincolns treachery - ignores armistice at Fort Pickens - secretly plans to reinforce Pickens and Sumter B. Goads South into firing first shots at Ft. Sumter C. R. E. Lee resigns from U. S. Army - Confederates successful in early stages of war. D. Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation after Battle of Sharpsburg. Proclamation worthless. E. Lincoln plots and wages total war on Southern civilians with backing of Northern religionists F. Atrocities against Southern civilians - Lincolns war costs more lives than any in history G. Jefferson Davis imprisoned and held for two years without writ of habeas corpus or trial
Chapter Twelve - "The Final Solution" A. Lincoln assassinated - North seeks vengeance on South B. "Reconstruction" ---Further loss of Southern State sovereignty C. Fourteenth Amendment is illegal appendage to Constitution D. Carpetbaggers, abetted by U. S. military, drain Southerners of last meager resources E. White voters in South disenfranchised F. Republic ceases to exist
Chapter Thirteen - Eliminating The Remnants Of State Sovereignty A. Lee predicts elimination of sovereignty in correspondence with Lord Acton B. James A. Garfields boast in 1881 that secession was settled by arms C. Consolidating central power and eliminating State sovereignty 1. Pacification through the "Pledge of Allegiance" 2. By imposing direct federal taxes on State citizens 3. By disarming State militias and occupying the States 4. By eliminating the States voice in federal government with passage of 17th Amendment
Chapter Fourteen - In The Valley Of Decision A. State sovereignty is nearly eliminated B. The election of 2008 brought Americans to the Valley of Decision by placing a socialist in the White House. C. States can either knuckle under to federal government or heed the advice of Patrick Henry. D. Failure to act now by sovereign States will forever seal the doom of our posterity. E. Can we secede? The signers of the Declaration of Independence did.
Appendix A - Side-by-side comparison of the U. S. and C. S. Constitutions (From Jefferson Davis' "Rise and Fall of The Confederate Government."
Appendix B - Secession Ordinances of all seceding States delineating Constitutional violations by the federal government.
America's Christian Heritage - Ten CommandmentsJesus Christ fulfilled the Ten Commandments - This is our Christian Heritage in America.
History of America's Christian Heritage
The Ten Commandments were in the Ark of the Covenant, written on stone tablets. They are the only verses that we are commanded to post in our homes (Deuteronomy 6:9). Therefore, the Ten Commandments is the most important passage of Scripture and our Christian Heritage in America.
Requirements to keep the Ten Commandments
Deuteronomy 11:18-23, 26-28
The summary of the Ten CommandmentsSummary of Ten Commandments map
Matthew 5:17 comments on the law or Ten Commandments
"Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." The Ten Commandments of the Bible The Ten Commandments and the Bible
No man has ever fulfilled (kept) the Law!!