Secession and the Law of God
- SECESSION AND THE LAW OF GOD
Edward R. DeVries, Th.D.
"Of the dozens of presentations I've seen on the topic of secession this
one is by far the best."
Commander Paul Matoon
Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1588
ITEM DESCRIPTION: "Secession and the Law of God" is a 44-minute video
presentation by Dr. Edward R. DeVries. Filmed at a Sons of Confederate
Veterans gathering in Dallas, Dr. DeVries traces secession as it was
exercised by the Southern Fathers to its biblical roots.
Dr. DeVries establishes with scripture that secession is a biblical
doctrine. It was the means that God gave to His people Israel for relief
from the oppression of a tyrannical king. This is why Israel of old split
into a "Northern" and "Southern" kingdom when 2 of the 12 tribes
seceeded. God ordered and blessed the secession.
Substantial documentation is then given to show how this biblical model
was followed in the 1770's by the Continental Congress in the formation
of the United States.
Massachusetts and other New England States held Secession Conventions
during the early to mid 1800's. Documentation of these proceedings is
discussed as is the legal process of secession as it was outlined by the
Founding Fathers in the Federalist Papers and in the Constitutional Law
textbook that was in use at West Point when Davis, Lee, Jackson, and
others were students at the Academy.
Then using extensive documentation of the procedure used by the State of
Texas to seceed from the Union, Dr. DeVries shows that the Southern
States seceeded in a scriptural manner that was in every detail in exact
accord with the legal procedure of secession as outlined in the
Federalist Papers and the above mentioned West Point textbook.
Dr. DeVries concludes by documenting that secession was not only
scriptural, constitutional, and (under the circumstances) patrriotic, he
documents the fact that secession was not done in secret. The Northern
States had been threatening for 5 years previous to kick the Cotton
States out of the Union. There was a plank in the Republican Platform of
1860 calling for the expulsion of the Southern States should Mr. Lincoln
be elected. The Confederate Money was printed in New York City over one
year before the first Southern State seceeded. Confederate Military
uniforms were being manufactured in Pennsylvania more than one year
before the first Southern State seceeded.
And the question that begs an answer: Why weren't the Congressman from
the Southern States immediately arrested as traitors when they announced
the secession of their States from the floor of the United States
Congress in Washington D.C.? Why were these men hugged by their Northern
counterparts, their hands warmly shaken, and they were wished the best
while allowed to leave the Capitol Building and the United States
unmolested? Could it be that their fellow Congressmen, unlike Mr.
Lincoln, did not view their secession as a traitorous act?
And of course Dr. DeVries documents that the Southern States seceeded
over taxes, tarriffs, and States Rights - not over the issue of Slavery.
Many SCV, UDC, and League of the South groups are showing this video at
their monthly meetings.
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