Tuesday, December 26, 2023

America's "Second Civil War" of 1913

Heard a reference to 'the second American civil war of 1913' and dug up this essay.

Most sensible people think Woodrow Wilson was an enemy of AmericansAfter you read this, you'll be convinced....

So what happened in 1913?  There was no shooting, no war-wounded, no dead bodies.  But:

February 3rd:

The 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified,
authorizing the Federal government to impose income taxes on individuals....

The politicians swore that the rate would never exceed 2%, by the way.

April 8th:

The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, taking the powers of the states and transferring them to Washington, by mandating the popular election of senators.

Previously, senators were appointed by state legislatures, which, by design, restrained the power of the national government. This change gave political parties immediate and massive power, nearly all of which was consolidated in the city of Washington....

And finally:

December 23rd:

Woodrow Wilson signs the Federal Reserve Act, which had passed Congress just the previous day. This system – called the Aldrich Plan, and promoted by Senator Nelson Aldrich of Rhode Island – gave a monopoly on the creation of dollars to a consortium of large banks.

The Act was passed, by the way, in the name of financial stability.

(More on the Fed is hereNote that this article mis-numbers the year of the FRA's signing.)

There can be little doubt that the 17th Amendment kicked off the massive cancerous metastasis of Federal control of every.  damn.  thing.  One can argue that the 16th was absolutely necessary for the 17th, but Mordor on the Potomac would be what it is today were that order reversed;  the power/money equasion works either way.

One more very significant fact:

The Democrats did it.  All of it.  Collectively, this is The Revenge of The South.


Anonymous said...

Why is this the revenge of the South? The only Southern states that voted for ratification of the 17th amendment were North Carolina and Tennessee. The North was completely in favor of ratification.

Anonymous said...

when was the democratic party began, and for what reason? Then, when we all lost real freedom from government... is thet revenge?

pueblosw@gmail.com said...

It was revenge of the South because Wilson was a Southerner from South Carolina.

Dad29 said...

Perhaps you recall that the South was Democrat territory.

Democrats ran the plantations. Democrats fought to keep the slaves. Democrats instituted (and maintained) 'voting/franchise' tests through the 1950's. Democrats segregated their schools and other public areas.

And DEMOCRATS were the majorities in both houses of Congress in 1917, and they held the Presidency. One does not have to be a Southerner to impose evil on the country. You just have to be a Democrat.