The Confederate States of America’s secession from the United States and the firing on Fort Sumter on April 12-14, 1861 by the Confederate States Army was an act of treason, should have been punishable with heavy fines and death.
nounnoun: secession; plural noun: secessions
- the action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state.“the republics want secession from the union”
- historicalthe withdrawal of eleven southern states from the Union in 1860, leading to the Civil War.singular proper noun: Secession; noun: the Secession
- variant of Sezession.noun: the Secession
It still is considered treason.
the crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.“they were convicted of treason”
synonyms: treachery, disloyalty, betrayal, faithlessness; More
the action of betraying someone or something.plural noun: treasons“doubt is the ultimate treason against faith”
synonyms: treachery, disloyalty, betrayal, faithlessness; More
historicalthe crime of murdering someone to whom the murderer owed allegiance, such as a master or husband.noun: petty treason; plural noun: petty treasons
According to the United States Code, the following is the federal legal term on how treason is handled:
18 U.S. Code § 2381 – Treason:
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 807; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(2)(J), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)
The Contract Clause addresses states that attempt to secede from the Union.
The Contract Clause appears in the United States Constitution, Article I, section 10, clause 1. It states:
No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.
After the Civil War, the traitorous terrorists Confederates were given a pardon after they broke up the Union and caused the deaths of over 500,000 Americans. Because of their greed to push slavery into the territories of California, Kansas, and Nebraska, the murderous savage traitors who seceded rebelled against the Union because they wanted to ram slavery down the throats of the rest of the country. After the Civil War, the period known as Reconstruction was destroyed by racist white supremacists who hated loosing their former property to fake freedom.
Decades later, the mentality of Gone With the Wind cemented into the rest of White America: “Oh, those poor White Southerners! Look at what we’ve done to them! We’re not so sorry for letting ya’ll back into the Union without trials, when we should have convicted all of you for treason. What the hell, go ahead and lynch, re-enslave, and Jane Crow those Black people. What do we care!”
So ended a moment in this nation’s history when it could have sent a message that secession against the United States is treason punishable with death, but instead the Jonny Reb secesh were given carte blanche to come back into the Union and devastate the South with even more atrocities from 1865 to 1977.
Many people think that secession/treason is a thing of the past, but, it is not.
Treason is treason.
Whether through force, or whether through quiet actions that do not involve force. The firing on Fort Sumter was treason, and so would the selling of government secrets to the enemy be treason. Whether you use a gun or a computer to destroy lives, you are still a traitor.
In Texas vs. White the United States Supreme Court in 1869 explained that the intent of the Consitution was to preclude secession. Chief Justice Chase wrote:
The Union of the States never was a purely artificial and arbitrary relation. It began among the Colonies, and grew out of common origin, mutual sympathies, kindred principles, similar interests, and geographical relations. It was confirmed and strengthened by the necessities of war, and received definite form and character and sanction from the Articles of Confederation. By these, the Union was solemnly declared to “be perpetual.” And when these Articles were found to be inadequate to the exigencies of the country, the Constitution was ordained “to form a more perfect Union.” It is difficult to convey the idea of indissoluble unity more clearly than by these words. What can be indissoluble if a perpetual Union, made more perfect, is not?
When, therefore, Texas became one of the United States, she entered into an indissoluble relation. All the obligations of perpetual union, and all the guaranties of republican government in the Union, attached at once to the State. The act which consummated her admission into the Union was something more than a compact; it was the incorporation of a new member into the political body. And it was final. The union between Texas and the other States was as complete, as perpetual, and as indissoluble as the union between the original States. There was no place for reconsideration or revocation, except through revolution or through consent of the States.
Texas, which has suffered enough under the reign of terror during Rick Perry’s administration, is the most well-known state that comes to mind when people hear the word secession. The Joint Resolution for Annexing Texas to the United States, approved on March 1, 1845, did not state in writing that Texas has any such right to secede, then or now.
Other state’s citizens through the years have bleated their desires to secede as well.
Yep, that California.
The group out front screeching for secession, Yes California Independence Campaign, assembled long before Donald Trump’s grab of the presidency, aims to hold a referendum in 2018-19 that, if passed, would make California an independent country. Or so its petitioners hope.
Anyone who knows their history, realizes the hells that await those who live in a secesh state, especially if those people are Black. Nothing but a living nightmare awaits them. Secesh would be able to do whatever they decided with no recourse for the harmed Black people.
Think it will not happen?
Historical documentation bears out the atrocities that so many millions of Black people suffered before the Southern Confederate states seceded:
-enslavement; brutal beatings; rape that was sexualized gendered; starvation; mutilations; savagely murdered.
After, the Civil War, it was worse than slavery.
Yes, worse than slavery.
Lynchings; burned alive; Black women and girls raped before being lynched; Black men lynched and the castration of their genitals; unborn babies cut out of Black women’s wombs; Black women’s breast cut off.
That is just a small amount of the horrors that defenseless Blacks faced.
The half has never been told.
Therefore, there can be no life of sanctuary for any Black person who finds themselves residing in any state that speaks of secession.
Per this Yahoo article, 40 states have citizens in them that have signed petitions to secede, and it is not surprising that the state of Texas is in the lead as well as the fact that many of the original Confederate states that seceded in 1861 still want to secede again:
The other states are Louisiana, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, to name a few.
There is one spot of sanity concerning Texas: the capital of Texas, Austin, wishes to remain in the Union and not run off with the secesh. It has filed a counter-petition to secede from Texas and remain a part of the United States.
Secesh are traitors to the United States of America, and there is only one form of true punishment for them: