11 October 2007 by Published in: General musings 4 comments

Here’s a hat tip to Brooks Simpson, over at Civil Warriors for bringing this one to my attention.

It would appear that some neo-Confederate die-hards have gone ahead and formed their own (unelected) Confederate government, and that they are trying to secede once again. I guess they didn’t learn their lesson the first time.

Here’s their mission statement: The Restoration of the Confederacy is a movement of the people from the bottom up and not the top down. This is not a political movement in regards to political parties, but an action of resistance and insistence upon the liberation of our nation and the departure of agencies and personnel of the United States of America whom we shall endeavor to maintain friendly and neighborly relations, one nation to the other. But, the unlawful occupation of the Confederate States of America must cease.

If you want an especially good laugh, read the Mission Statement of the Department of State, which indicates that its primary mission is to negotiate a peace treaty with the government of the United States in order to end the occupation of the Confederate States by the U. S. government.

They also say, “The CSA is not bound by laws and rules established by the Occupying nation, the U.S.A. since they lack jurisdiction over the territory of the South who did not surrender nor sign any treaty with the Federal Union.” And funniest of all, they find that the members of the League of the South, a bunch of lunatics in their own right, have committed treason against the Confederate States of America. I was literally laughing out loud as I read this gibberish. My guess is that the closest thing to a law degree that any of these imbeciles has is watching lots of episodes of Law and Order.

They claim that they constitute a valid and functioning government separate and apart from the United States government or the governments of the states that allegedly make up this new Confederacy. Correct me if I’m wrong, but in my lawyer’s mind, that constitutes treason. It certainly meets the dictionary definition of treason: “Treason is any attempt to overthrow the government or impair the well-being of a state to which one owes allegiance; the crime of giving aid or comfort to the enemies of one’s government.”

The whole thing would be hysterically funny if these people weren’t serious. And they are, apparently, as serious as a heart attack. As a consequence, they scare me. Perhaps they need to understand, in a very real and demonstrative way, that plotting to overthrow the lawful government of the United States is a felony called treason, which is punishable by death.

Scridb filter


  1. Fri 12th Oct 2007 at 9:18 am

    I did find that disturbing as well Eric. However, I can’t fault anyone who holds contempt for the government of the United States (as it operates and has operated for many years – not in regards to the concept of it which is a blessing indeed.) I’m 35 and I’ve never seen a decent one in power. And after looking at the bozos that each side is lining up for the next election, it doesn’t look good for the future. However, if we broke up the U.S. again that would seriously mess with Major League Baseball. Maybe we should just kick Washington D.C. out of the country and be done with it. That would be a win-win for all of us. 🙂

  2. Don
    Sat 13th Oct 2007 at 12:45 pm

    But wouldn’t eliminating the Nationals affect Major League Baseball as well? 8^P

  3. Jim Morgan
    Tue 16th Oct 2007 at 9:25 am

    As long as we get rid of the designated hitter rule, does the rest of it really matter?

    Jim Morgan

  4. Jim Morgan
    Tue 16th Oct 2007 at 3:15 pm

    I’ve looked over that site and must say I don’t think there’s anything to worry about from those clowns. Obviously, a bunch of guys with too much time on their hands.

    My only question is about their $50 registration fee to become a Confederate citizen: do they take Confederate money?

    Jim Morgan

Comments are closed.

Copyright © Eric Wittenberg 2011, All Rights Reserved
Powered by WordPress