Texas v Feds


We are watching history repeat it’s self. Some of the same rational that lead to the first American Civil War (The War of Northern Aggression), is now playing out in a similar way. Hopefully we can avoid any conflict and have learned from our past. However, it sure looks to be escalating to a similar point.


“Deeply impressed with these considerations, the Representatives of the good people of this
Commonwealth, anxiously desiring to live in peace with their fellow citizens, and to do all that in them
lies to preserve and perpetuate the union of the States and the liberties of which it is the surest pledge-but feeling it to be their bounden duty to expose and to resist all encroachments upon the true spirit of the Constitution, lest an apparent acquiescence in the system of protecting duties should be drawn into precedent, do, in the name of the Commonwealth of South Carolina, claim to enter upon the Journals of the [U.S.] Senate, their protest against it as unconstitutional, oppressive, and unjust.”


The Federal Government, while but partially under the control of these our unnatural and sectional enemies, has for years almost entirely failed to protect the lives and property of the people of Texas against the Indian savages on our border, and more recently against the murderous forays of banditti from the neighboring territory of Mexico; and when our State government has expended large amounts for such purpose, the Federal Government has refused reimbursement therefor, thus rendering our condition more insecure and harrassing than it was during the existence of the Republic of Texas.

These and other wrongs we have patiently borne in the vain hope that a returning sense of justice and humanity would induce a different course of administration.”