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“PRINCIPLES OF WAR”
by Michael Gaddy, ©2016, blogging at The Rebel Madman
(Mar. 21, 2016) — As I have written previously, the government we presently are controlled by, as opposed to performing their constitutional obligation to defend our individual rights, is riding hell-bent-for-leather to destroy any vestiges of freedom, liberty, and personal property rights. Such was the government established throughout our country during the period of our history known as Reconstruction. The model for the application of the principles of Reconstruction was established primarily by General William Tecumseh Sherman, especially as he embarked on his infamous burning of Meridian, Atlanta, the “March to the Sea” and then subsequent attacks into South and North Carolina. While the “Radical Republicans,” led by Thaddeus Stevens and Charles Sumner set about the political raping and pillaging of the South, Sherman turned his death and destruction on the American Indians.
To investigate the mind of Sherman and his beliefs on how to deal with “Rebels and Red Savages” and how his theory is now being employed by government agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), especially in the West, one has to look only to the printed words of the psychopath himself.
Found in THE REBELLION RECORD; A DIARY OF AMERICAN EVENTS, originally published from 1861-1868 and later republished by Arno Press in 1977 are the damning words. I especially call attention to Volume VIII, pages 351-353. Contained therein is a document called, TREATMENT OF SOUTHERNERS, authored by Union General William Tecumseh Sherman, on January 31, 1864, and sent to Union Major R. M. Sawyer, A. A., General, Army of the Tennessee at Huntsville, Alabama.
I have taken the liberty of highlighting and adding comments to the letter (In blue). I believe it is easily seen how the doctrine of Sherman is now the doctrine of most government agencies who operate as judge, jury and executioner with no visible congressional oversight.
“Headquarters, Department of Tennessee, Vicksburg, January 1, 1863.
[To] Major R. M. Sawyer, AAG Army of Tennessee, Huntsville:
“Dear Sawyer — In my former letter I have answered all your questions save one, and that relates to the treatment of inhabitants known, or suspected to be, hostile or “secesh.” The war which prevails in our land is essentially a war of races. The Southern people entered into a clear compact of government, but still maintained a species of separate interests, history and prejudices. These later became stronger and stronger, till they have led to war, which has developed the fruits of the bitterest kind.
We of the North are, beyond all question, right in our lawful cause, but we are not bound to ignore the fact that the people of the South have prejudices that form part of their nature, and which they cannot throw off without an effort of reason or the slower process of natural change.
Now, the question arises, should we treat as absolute enemies all in the South who differ with us in opinions or prejudices . . . [and] kill or banish them? Or should we give them time to think and gradually change their conduct so as to conform to the new order of things which is slowly and gradually creeping into their country?
When men take arms to resist our rightful authority, we are compelled to use force because all reason and argument ceases when arms are resorted to.
If the people, or any of them, keep up a correspondence with parties in hostility, they are spies, and can be punished with death or minor punishment. These are well established principles of war, and the people of the South having appealed to war, are barred from appealing to our Constitution, (Once the government is challenged, those who challenge forfeit their constitutional rights, such as was exhibited in dealing with LaVoy Finicum.) the which they have practically and publicly defied. They have appealed to war and must abide its rules and laws.
The United States, as a belligerent party claiming right in the soil as the ultimate sovereign, (BLM doctrine) have a right to change the population, and it may be and it, both politic and best, that we should do so in certain districts. When the inhabitants persist too long in hostility, it may be both politic and right that we should banish them and appropriate their lands to a more loyal and useful population. (The land belongs to those who worship the government and should be taken from those who don’t)
No man would deny that the United States would be benefited by dispossessing a single prejudiced, hard-headed and disloyal planter and substitute in his place a dozen or more patient, industrious, good families, even if they be of foreign birth. (Speaks volumes: take land and property from those who don’t blindly support government and give that land to illegal immigrants)
It is all idle nonsense for these Southern planters to say that they made the South, that they own it, and that they can do as they please — even to break up our government, and to shut up the natural avenues of trade, intercourse and commerce. (Here the South is accused of doing what Lincoln did with his “Anaconda Plan.” Also, the people cannot own the land and do as they please with that land. Bring in the EPA please.)
We know, and they know if they are intelligent beings, that, as compared with the whole world they are but as five millions are to one thousand millions — that they did not create the land — that their only title to its use and enjoyment is the deed of the United States, (Again current BLM, USFS and EPA doctrine) and if they appeal to war they hold their all by a very insecure tenure.
For my part, I believe that this war is the result of false political doctrine, for which we are all as a people responsible, viz: That any and every people has a right to self-government . . . In this belief, while I assert for our Government the highest military prerogatives, I am willing to bear in patience that political nonsense of . . . State Rights, freedom of conscience, freedom of press, and other such trash as have deluded the Southern people into war, anarchy, bloodshed, and the foulest crimes that have disgraced any time or any people. (“military prerogatives” supersede our Bill of Rights, for when the government is challenged, the rights of the individual, granted by our Creator, become “political nonsense.”)
I would advise the commanding officers at Huntsville and such other towns as are occupied by our troops, to assemble the inhabitants and explain to them these plain, self-evident propositions, and tell them that it is for them now to say whether they and their children shall inherit their share. (Military officers are the explainers of our “self-evident” rights, not those of our Declaration of Independence)
The Government of the United States has in North-Alabama any and all rights which they choose to enforce in war — to take their lives, their homes, their lands, their everything . . . and war is simply power unrestrained by constitution or compact. (The government now claims this “right” in all of this country, and government employees and agencies believe they too have the right to take lives, homes, lands—everything, just ask the Hammonds, the Bundys or LaVoy Finicum) If they want eternal warfare, well and good; we will accept the issue and dispossess them, and put our friends in possession. (Especially if there are minerals in the land that people like the Clintons or Harry Reid wish to transfer to Russia or China) Many, many people, with less pertinacity than the South, have been wiped out of national existence.
To those who submit to the rightful law and authority, all gentleness and forbearance; but to the petulant and persistent secessionists, why, death is mercy, and the quicker he or she is disposed of the better. Satan and the rebellious saints of heaven were allowed a continuance of existence in hell merely to swell their just punishment.” (Exactly the current attitude of the vast majority of government employees and agency heads.)
W.T. Sherman, Major General Commanding
Obvious to all should be the crystal clear view that the government of our founders as defined in our Constitution and Bill of Rights was destroyed by Abraham Lincoln and his minions led by the drunk Hiram Ulysses Grant and the psychopath William T. Sherman.
The Republican Party claims to be “the Party of Lincoln” and when asked who was the greatest president of all Hillary replied, “Sorry, Bill but the greatest president was Abraham Lincoln.” Obama has compared himself to Lincoln as did George W. Bush. Unfortunately for our Freedom, Liberty, Constitution and Bill of Rights—they are all correct and tyrannical government agencies love the powers of Sherman the Psychopath.
IN RIGHTFUL REBEL LIBERTY