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SOUTHERN LEADERS BRAGGED ABOUT KILLING TO SPREAD SLAVERY -- UNTIL THEY LOST

A MARK CURRAN POST 
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WHY NOT TEACH

WHAT SOUTHERN LEADERS

 BRAGGED ABOUT

UNTIL THEY LOST?



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David Atchison, US Senator
Atchison and Stephen A Douglas passed the Kansas Act.

Remember that. 

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Did your teachers ever mention that Southern leaders -- repeatedly officially, over time,  loudly, and proudly boasted they were at war to SPREAD slavery?

Probably not.  A fundamental and stupid mistake in how we teach US history.  Not just any Southern leaders -- the very top Southern leaders boasted about killing to spread slavery, as you will see.

Atchison is special -- because he and Stephen A Douglas passed the Kansas Act in US Senate in 1854.   They claimed they passed this act to "give citizens of Kansas the perfect right to decide slavery themselves" .

Which was a blatant and obvious lie -- because immediately after Atchison  passed Kansas Act, he personally went to Kansas and personally led killers into Kansas to terrify, and later kill, to spread slavery there.

And Atchison boasted about it -- as did others -- repeatedly.

Not sorta. Not kinda. Not in a way. 

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It's very likely you now know more about the basic facts of the Kansas Act and Southern leaders reason for passing it than your history teacher does.

Idiotically we often teach "Kansas Act"  as an effort to get "popular sovereignty" into Kansas.   Oh hell no -- that was the excuse Atchison and Douglas used.   It was very clear immediately that Kansas act was a "vile fraud"  as Lincoln said, hundreds of times. 





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Southern leaders not only killed to spread slavery --- they bragged about it.  Loudly, clearly, repeatedly.  



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One of many eye witnesses to Atchison's second killing spree in Kansas.


There were not dozens of eye witnesses to the killings and tortures by Atchison's men - -there were hundreds of witnesses.

Remember, Atchison was the US Senator who passed Kansas Act, then immediately goes to Kansas, to terrorize, and later kill, to spread slavery.

And he boasted about it. He did not admit it, Atchison boasted about it.

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EXTREMELY WELL KNOWN THEN --   HARDLY MENTIONED NOW.

Eric Foner, Bruce Catton, James McPherson... three major historians about the Civil War in my life time,  are strangely stupid or inept in showing a most basic thing.

The man who passed Kansas Act immediately went to Kansas, and there started terrorizing, later killing,  to spread slavery into Kansas and all of the West. 

In fact Atchison issued War Ultimatums-- promise of endless war, and delivered on that promise.   Slavery must spread all the way to the Pacific.   He didn't just talk about that, he tried to kill enough people in Kansas, and terrorize anyone who got in the South's way, to bring that to pass. 

None of the three mentioned above  - in fact, almost no major historian except Michael Burlingham  - ever related this most basic fact in a candid way,  as the most basic event leading up to the Civil War.

Clearly the Kansas was exactly as Lincoln said -- a violent fraud concocted by slave power to push slavery into all of the West -- and even the North, considering Jeff Davis official declaration of 1863.

How well known was this fact?  That the man who passed Kansas Act was the very same person, David Rice Atchison, who went immediately to Kansas and there started a "reign of terror"  that lasted until the end of the Civil War, over 10 years later?  

I have yet to meet a PhD in history who can answer this basic question.  Who was Charles Sumner talking about in the Crimes Against Kansas speech, for two days, hour after hour, by name? One PhD worked in the special Lincoln section of University of Illinois library, and the other worked in Jefferson Davis home museum in Beloxi Mississippi.

THey didn't even know who Sumner was talking about, by name for two days, in the most important speech of the 1850.

Sumner was then beaten almost to death after the speech about this man -- and what that man, and his hired killers, did in Kansas. 

The man was David Rice Atchison.  And Sumner was specifically talking for two days about the crimes Atchison and his men did.  

Furthermore, Atchison was just getting started on his killings and torture --almost the same day Sumner is beaten for speaking about Atchison and his men, Atchison is boasting of doing the things Sumner accused him of.



 As Stephen A Douglas (Atchison's partner) stood by laughing,  Charles Sumner was beaten on the Senate floor, almost to death, for speaking at length about David Rice Atchison, and his paid killers, in Kansas. 

Sumner thought it was important enough to explain on the Senate floor what was common knowledge already- - that the men who passed Kansas Act were committing a violent murderous fraud.  Immediately after passing Kansas Act, the author of that Act rushed to Kansas, and starts killing and terrorizing to spread slavery there.

Nothing is more basic.  

Why is this not presented in any clear meaningful way in our US history text books?

Why do US text books, encyclopedias, and most "historians"  claim Kansas Act was about "popular sovereignty"?  It was exactly the opposite, as Lincoln explained many times. 

And as Sumner showed.

And most importantly, as the South showed by its own leaders killing sprees, boasts, and actions.  Had Sumner, Lincoln,  and 1000 others not exposed the duplicity and fraud of Kansas Act,  Atchison showed it himself.  He got Kansas Act passed, then personally -- personally -- went to Kansas, and started terrorizing, later killing to force slavery into Kansas.



Nothing is more important that this -- that Atchison (and Douglas) pushed Kansas Act through, telling the country they did so to give the people of Kansas "the perfect right"  to decide slavery themselves. 

Nothing was further from the truth, and it was planned this way the entire time. 

Lincoln was 100% correct.  Kansas Act was a violent ruse meant by those who planned it,  to spread slavery to all of the United States, North and South. 



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THE BEST PLACE TO GET INFORMATION
ABOUT WHAT SOUTHERN LEADERS DID
AND BOASTED ABOUT


In their own documents. In their own speeches. In their own War Ultimatums. In their own books.  

Until they lost, Southern leaders did not mumble. They were not coy.  They were not vague.  Especially those involved in the killings and tortures -- they were proud of it.  

Remember --they were killing to spread slavery,  spread it against state's rights, Kansas was clearly against slavery -- as you will see.   The only reason Atchison had to take hired men - first about 100 hired men, and later over 800 or 1000 hired men -- was that Kansas citizens were anti- slavery.

The only way to make them accept slavery (and it almost worked)  was violence.

Atchison specifically boasted not only about killing to spread slavery in Kansas, he promised to spread slavery all the way to the Pacific, and into California, and Oregon, which (like Kansas) rejected slavery.


Later, after they lost, they gave a dramatically different version of events.  But at the time, Southern leaders were killing to spread slavery, and boasting "out the ass" about it. 

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"FOR THE ENTIRE SOUTH"

Atchison hired over 800 men for his second invasion of Lawrence Kansas, after his first invasion failed to destroy the anti-slavery newspaper there.

Atchison had made it against the law -- in his "bogus legislature" -- to speak publically, or to publish anti-slavery newspapers in Kansas. 



Atchison was the US Senator   that passed (With Stephen A Douglas) the all important "Kansas Act"   and claimed their legislation "made Kansas citizens perfectly free"  to decide slavery themselves.

Then Atchison --immediately after he pass the Kansas Act -- went personally to Kansas,  there invaded Kansas and started what newspapers in Kansas called his "reign of terror".  

Read Atchison's speech.  He made his hired men promise to kill that day.  And they did. They killed then, and some of those men continued to kill in Kansas until the end of the US Civil War, eight years later.

Remember -- Atchison began terrorizing and killing in 1856, and was the US Senator that passed the Kansas Act.  

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SAY WHAT YOU WANT
NO IDLE THREATS


Say what you want about Southern leaders leading up to the Civil War (and there is plenty to say),  they did not issue idle threats. 

In fact,  they were already killing to spread slavery when they first started to boast of it.  The killing began first.  Then they bragged of it. 

Kind of a big deal -- bragging of killing?  Yes.  




When we explain this to people -- before we mention Jeff Davis -- they always claim "Oh yes, yes, well you will always have those extremist who say stupid things".

Uh -- this was Southern leaders.  The very top Southern leaders, including Jefferson Davis, at the time. 

Jefferson Davis
Alexander Stephens
David Rice Atchison
Robert Toombs

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STATES RIGHTS?



One of the absurdities of Southern apologist is that they claim today -- with a straight face -that South was for state's rights. 

Atchison and Jeff Davis made it very clear, Kansas had no right to keep slavery out, even after Kansas rejected slavery by 90 and 95%, and even after Kansas became a free state.

KANSAS  MUST ACCEPT 
AND PROTECT SLAVERY




See Southern War Ultimatums as boasted of in Richmond papers, May 9, 1861.  Kansas was already a free state, officially, by then.  Yet specifically Southern leaders demanded Kansas "accept and protect slavery".

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 South leaders had to come up with a much different excuse than state's rights, when KS rejected slavery by over 90%. Yes, Kansas citizens rejected slavery by over 90% -- repeatedly.

What did Southern leaders do when Kansas rejected slavery by over 90%?

You are about to find out. 



Most people will tell you the US Civil War started in 1861, after Lincoln was elected.

But Southern leaders, loudly, proudly, bragged they were at war ALREADY, starting in 1850.

In 1856, as you will see, Southern leaders sent over 1000 men from the South to Kansas, to terrorize and kill.

   Why would they send killers to Kansas in 1856?

Luckily, Southern leaders bragged out the ass about that, until they lost. Southern leaders did not just admit who they were killing, and why.

They bragged out the ass about it..... until they lost.  It's time you learned what Southern leaders bragged about, as they were killing, torturing and spreading slavery "for the entire South".

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"Civil War Has Commenced in KANSAS"



Southern leaders were clear, specific, and correct.

They were already  killing to spread slavery -- into Kansas and the entire west -- and boasting of that, from 1856 on.

Spreading slavery -- by force- - into Kansas, even though Kansas had already voted 90% against slavery. ......I will repeat this, because most people have no fking clue.

None.  Yet it was extremely well known then, and Southern leaders bragged out the ass about it. They did not deny it at all....they bragged about it.  Loud, proud, gleefully. 


Even after Kansas was a  free state officially -- because of repeated and overwhelming votes against slavery and for admission as a free state -- Southern leaders promised war if Kansas did not accept slavery.

Try to grasp that.  Even after Kansas was a free state,  Southern leaders promised war (and delivered war)  if Kansas did not accept slavery.



THE TRUE ISSUE
 -- Per Richmond papers, 1861





Why would they kill to spread slavery into Kansas, and all of the West, even when several states already rejected slavery -- yes, and spread it into those states too

Well, the excuse they gave was this. 

1) Slavery is ordained by GOD.  We obey God.


2)  We must spread slavery -- or the white race will be exterminated... E X T E R M I N A T E D.




 We must spread slavery -- or our daughters will "sleep with Niggers":


We must spread slavery -- to just stop the spread of slavery will "burn us to death slowly over an open fire"



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Toombs -- to cheering crowds -- made it clear, we will be exterminated, our race destroyed, if we do not spread slavery into Kansas and all of the West.

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The North "will make us sting ourselves to death" 

The "exclusion" of slavery into Kansas and beyond was "intolerable"   to Southern honor, white survival, and a "deep religious error".

It did not matter one iota that 95% of the citizens of Kansas were against slavery.  Kansas had no right to keep slavery out. Not the people -- they had not the right. Not the legislature in Kansas- -they had not the right.

Not the Congress of USA --they had not the right.

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"We will continue to lynch and hang, tar and feather and drown, every white livered abolitionist who dares to pollute our soil".



 Remember this -- all of the killing, all of the torture, all of the promises of more killing, more torture, was done BECAUSE Kansas citizens were against slavery.

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Everyone knew- -no one pretended otherwise - that most Kansas citizens were against slavery overwhelmingly. When Atchison rushed to Kansas, after passing the Kansas Act, he was in a hurry because Kansas citizens had already voted once to come into US as free state.  

The vote was overwhelmingly for free statehood.  Slave power folks said there were not enough white males in KS to legally apply for statehood (they lied),  

Two things were obvious to everyone

1) The overwhelming percentage of white males in Kansas were anti-slavery

2) Kansas citizens would soon enter US as free state unless blocked by violence. There were simply not enough people in Kansas that wanted slavery.

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ATCHISON HIRED MEN.

When Atchison arrived in Kansas, he had to HIRE men to help him invade Lawrence.  He had to pay them. He invaded Lawrence twice --  a later invasion during the war, led by other killers, killed over 100 women and children, there were very few men there.  Atchison had no part in those killings, only the earlier invasions, killings and tortures,.

KANSAS BECOMES A STATE

Kansas/Statehood granted
January 29, 1861

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Note this too -- even after Kansas became officially a free state, in 1861, just before Lincoln was sworn into office- - Southern leaders STILL demanded as a war ultimatum Kansas accept and respect slavery.

This basic fact, the most basic fact possible, is simply not taught in our schools.  Before KS became a state, Southern states sent killers to KS to force them to be a slave state. It did not work.

After KS became a free state, Southern leaders sent killers there AGAIN during the Civil War -- this time, killing over 100 citizens in Lawrence, including women and children. 

Sound like South was for states rights?  Any time your teacher,  your uncle, or anyone else says South fought for states rights, tell them to learn the Southern War Ultimatums and killing sprees.

Southern leaders were not killing to protect slavery where it was.They were killing to spread slavery. 

Not kind of.  Not sort of. Not in a way.

That is exactly what they were doing, and that is exactly what they were boasting of, clearly, repeatedly, loud, and proud.





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NO NOT A FEW NUTS -- 





It was not a few nuts, a few "fire eaters" that boasted of killing to spread slavery.  Try Jeff Davis himself -- yes, him  - as you will see.  Try David Atchison, the guy who passed the Kansas Act.  

Kansas voted -- then and later --90 and 95% against slavery.

Remember that, your history teacher very likely doesn't have a clue.   90 and 95% votes against slavery.   Yet Jefferson Davis himself cited that "resistance" to slavery into Kansas as "intolerable"..





Deprive the south of "equality" in Kansas.  You can't get more Orwellian if you tried.   95% of the whites in Kansas had repeatedly rejected slavery.   Everyone, including Davis, knew Kansas citizens were overwhelmingly against slavery.

But Kansas -- according to Davis himself -- must "respect and accept slavery".   

Let that sink in your head.

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NOT A PREFERENCE.....

.........A WAR ULTIMATUM

When Davis sent killers to Kansas, and when he issued War Ultimatums about Kansas, he knew Kansas citizens were against slavery.   That is why he sent the killers.

Davis was not asking. He was not trying to persuade. He was not stating a preference, or talking about what he wished Kansas citizens would do.

This was a WAR -ULTIMATUM.  

Not kinda. Not sorta. Not in a way.  This was a war ultimatum, and Southern newspapers were joyous about it. 

Someone should have told you this 



South slave owners  had "rights" in Kansas and beyond -- not so the people of Kansas.   They had no rights to keep slavery out,.

Per Davis, Kansas had no right to reject slavery, no matter what the vote against it, no matter what the legislature said, no matter what Congress said.

Sound like state's rights to you?

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DAVIS LOGIC?


Who decided slavery, then?  Not the people, Davis said. They had no right to reject slavery Davis was not alEven more amazing to us now (it was common knowledge then) is WHY Southern leaders were at war.  

Turns out, Southern leaders -- until they lost anyway -- were loud and proud both about the killing, they were proud too about why they were killing, why they went to war. 

They did not mumble. They did not apologize. They were clear, as clear as they could be.  The even issued War Ultimatums -- twice, once in 1856, and once in 1861.  The War Ultimatums were exactly the same -- slavery MUST SPREAD.


And spread slavery -- into states and territories that had already rejected slavery.  Kansas was against slavery by a stunning 90 and 95% vote. 

No one even pretended Kansas citizens were for slavery.  Stephen A Douglas -- partners with Atchison  -- said 19 out of 20 Kansas residents were anti- slavery.   And Kansas citizens voted in those numbers, against slavery! 


Most people who even think about Kansas and Civil War stupidly assume Kansas citizens wanted slavery.  Why else would Southern leaders sent over 1000 killers to Kansas in 1856?   Why else would Southern newspapers be obessed with Kansas and the West? 

They South was all about state's rights -- you say?  They just wanted state's rights?

Nonsense. Quit the opposite.  Per Southern "logic"  we show you below, no one  could keep slavery out of anyplace,.  Not by popular vote. Not by legislative action. And not by Congressional actions.

Bet you can't guess what their LOGIC was? 


If you were not taught Southern "logic" that no state, no territory could keep slavery out, even by 95% vote, it's not your fault.  

Southern leaders explained their logic very well, actually.  We show it below -- in their own words.

Lincoln explained their logic very well.

SOuthern leaders sent killers to Kansas, and justified killing in dozens of places, because of this logic, and said so.  Not just spread slavery into  Kansas. But to spread it North and to all of the West -- and even beyond, to Cuba, South America, and to all of the white world.

In fact, Jeff Davis justified the entire Civil War on this -- until he lost.
 See for yourself.

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David Rice Atchison was the US Senator that passed the Kansas Act (With Stephen A Douglas)  -- and then rushed to Kansas to terrorize, and later kill, to spread slavery there.

You really need to read Atchison's own words because he was proud of it.   Jefferson Davis was proud of it, too -- he paid Atchison and his men, as you will see.  Atchison sent Davis reports, and Davis sent Atchison money, for himself and his men from Texas and South Carolina.

Atchison boasted -- boasted  -- this was war, boasted he hated the US, and boasted his flag was red for the color of blood he and his men would spill to spread slavery.

And he bragged he was in Kansas to spread slavery into  all the way to the Pacific.  



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YOU NEED TO READ THIS........


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Here is Jeff Davis official -- later than Atchison -- boasting he will enslave all blacks in the free states.  Official. Official document.  Davis himself had this published in Richmond papers -- at the time. 

Don't blame me you didn't know about.




See - Southern leaders were very proud of killing to spread slavery -- until they lost.    Before they lost, they were bragging out the ass about it.

We should teach that.

After they lost, they changed their story entirely.

We will mention this Davis official document again. It was one of many documents, speeches, newspaper accounts, where the South bragged they were killing to spread slavery.

They didn't admit it. They bragged about it.

Remember, they did not admit it, they bragged about it.  Until they lost. 

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I856-- KILLING TO SPREAD SLAVERY

FOR THE ENTIRE SOUTH
 




US Senator David Rice Atchison -- the man who got the Kanas Act passed -- boasted he was killing "for the entire South"  and the purpose was: to spread slavery.



Atchison was Douglas's partner in the Senate, and in business.

A few weeks before Atchison induced Douglas to lead the fight to  pass Kansas Act, Douglas boasted that no one would ever be so vile to end "the sacred compact" - the Compromise of 1850.   Days later, however, Douglas was trashing the very "Compromise" he claimed was "sacred". 

Kansas Act, if you did not know, was supposedly to allow those in Kansas the "perfect right"  to decide slavery themselves.  Douglas said that "Nineteen out of 20"  people in Kansas did not want slavery -- it was that well known.  Kansas citizens had already tried to enter the US as a free state because so many were against slavery there.

Yet Douglas and Atchison were interested in their "rights"  to vote on it. 

Immediately after passing Kansas Act,  the ruse was exposed -- Atchison went to Kansas, and immediately took over 500 men from Missouri (he paid the men) to terrorize, and later kill, to spread slavery in Kansas.    

The third invasion of Lawrence.
Over 100 women and children were killed
in the third invasion.  
The entire town was burned to the ground.


  IT ALMOST WORKED



 WHO WAS DAVID RICE ATCHISON ?
No coincidentally -- this is the most important thing you will learn all week, maybe in your life about the Civil War -- Atchison was the guy who got the Kansas Act passed.   He and Stephen A Douglas insisted the KS Act would "make the citizens of Kansas perfectly free"  to decide slavery themselves.

David Rice Atchison had Stephen A Douglas lead the efforts in public, because Douglas could speak powerfully on any issue -- and make war look like peace, make slavery look like freedom, make spreading slavery look like stopping slavery.

Atchison might have gotten it done later, without Douglas's help, but as you will see, time was crucial. Kansas folks were right then voting to come into United States as a Free State.

Atchison said he would "see Kansas burn in Hell before it is a free state".  So he better hurry -- and he did.


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Atchison had a charming habit of boasting, loudly and proudly about torture and killing, and who hired him, and why he was doing the things he did.

He did not mumble, nor was he ashamed. 




Inexplicably, there is not a single US history textbook, North or South, that shows Atchison's amazing speech, or even make it clear who he was, or why he was in KS killing folks in 1856.

Instead, you get a watered down bit of nonsense about "Trouble in Kansas"  and "the dispute over extension of slavery".

You do NOT get the clarity of facts -- who was killing who, and why.  Atchison and others made it clear then -- not just from this speech, but from a variety of speeches and documents.   No one even disputed this at the time -- Southern leaders did it proudly, and loudly.

Jefferson Davis had his own way of saying the same thing Atchison said -- but the bottom line -- slavery must spread into Kansas and beyond, even when Kansas citizens reject slavery by over 90%.




Davis said -- then and later -- that the "intolerable grievance" that justified the Civil War was the resistance to slavery into Kansas.

Kansas must -- must -- not only accept slavery, Davis said.  Kansas must protect slavery --and that meant stop people from voting against it, even stop anti-slavery newspapers in Kansas.

When you read Atchison's speech, notice something --- he is speaking to his hired men, about to invade Lawrence Kansas, specifically to arrest or kill anyone who dared publish that anti-slavery newspaper there.

On a subsequent attack on Lawrence, over 100 women and children were killed there, by far the worst massacre of whites during the Civil War came from Southern fighters still furious that the people of Lawrence published that anti slavery paper.

Those women and children did not even publish the newspaper that Atchison and his men killed to shut down in 1856.  But the hatred and blood lust of Southern men by then, they wanted revenge against that city.   Those men, like Davis today, are heroes to many stupid shits in the South. 



NOTE TO HISTORY TEACHERS...

There is no substitute for reading  his speech. You won't know shit about Atchison or the Civil War if you don't understand what he was doing, and what he bragged about, and know he was working officially for Jefferson Davis, and partners with Stephen A Douglas.  This applies to high school teachers, college professors, even grade school history teachers. 

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Atchison was not some  nut -- he was, officially -- Jeff Davis appointed and paid "General of Law and Order"  in Kansas.

He was referred to as "General".   He was paid as "General".  And he sent reports to, received money from, Jefferson Davis, then Secretary of War. 
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He was very clear --- he was there to spread slavery.  TO SPREAD SLAVERY. And to spread it by force.  Not to negotiate. Not to persuade. Not to influence. He brought the paid killers- - he took out ads in newspapers in Texas and South Carolina, and wrote letters to this effect -- we need men ready to kill.

The time for talk is over.

This was 1856.  Not 1861.  

As you will see about slavery and "talk".  Slavery was never spread by talk.  It was always spread by violence.  This is just one example, but the same pattern, slave power used time and time again.   

And it worked -- until Lincoln became President.
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Atchison, his men, paid as you will see by Jefferson Davis, then Secretary of War, and Jeff Davis himself were then clear -- not to spread slavery by popular vote. Not to spread slavery by popular sovereignty.  Everyone knew 90% or more of KS citizens were anti-slavery.

Southern leaders made sure they came with an excuse -- an excuse why it did not matter whites in KS were almost all against slavery.

Do you know what their excuse was?

That blacks were not human beings -- not persons.  

  More about that below -it's almost as important as knowing Atchison passed the Kansas Act claiming it would make KS "perfectly free" to decide slavery themselves.

The Dred Scott court said that -- that blacks are not human beings (not persons).   And that decision about blacks not being human beings, said Davis "changed everything"

And -- justified the killings in Kansas.  When asked about Atchison and his killers in Kansas,  do you know what Davis said?

No?

He said "Everything Atchison did was Constitutionally required" 
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They did not kinda brag,

They did not sorta brag.

They did  not mumble, were not ashamed, and they  were not vague.

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SPREAD SLAVERY WHERE?



Not spread it to where whites wanted it. Not spread it to just the South. Not spread it for states rights.

In fact, slave owners were not the ones insisting slavery spread, ironically.  As Francis Blair pointed out repeatedly, it was the hate mongers (not his words)  those pumping up hate and fear of blacks being free, that were the instigators, that got crowds cheering for the spread of slavery.  

The political reality was this -- those who could not get crowds cheering - lost power to those who could get crowds cheering.  So those who got the power tended to be very, very good,  the "finalist" if you will, in the hate and fear monger contest in the South.

Those Southern leaders leaders wrote and spoke very clear arguments that they claimed proved state's rights did not matter.  They actually sent killers to Kansas- - yes they did, and bragged about it -- when Kansas tried to reject slavery by 90%  vote.

Even after -- remember this, even after - Kansas became a free state by 90% vote -- Jefferson Davis himself said that was "intolerable"  and justified the Civil War by that. 

Davis had, as you will see, already, by 1856, sent over a thousand killers to Kansas, to stop them from becoming a free state.  He did not even pretend Kansas citizens wanted slavery.  He knew very well they did not want slavery.

In fact, Missouri papers started calling it a "CIVIL WAR"  about slavery before Atchison even boasted about it.   

So no one -- no one -- was surprised when Atchison himself boasted it was war.  And boasted it was a war to spread slavery.

Atchison was a very big reason the killing got going big time -- organized, funded, with hired killers doing the killing, 1856 on.

And remember -- Jefferson Davis paid Atchison and his men.

If you read Atchison speech  you would know that. Jeff Davis paid Atchison and his men for the violence in Kansas.  These men did not even live NEAR Kansas.  They were from Texas and Southern Carolina.

Atchison took out newspaper ads in slave states, asking for men to go to war in Kansas.  He told them in the ads "the time for talk is over".  He also told them they would be well paid.

It almost worked. 



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REAL HISTORY IS THIS -- WHO KILLED WHO, AND WHY.

EVERYTHING ELSE IS BULLSHIT. 

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"What Southern Leaders Bragged About...
Until They Lost"

Most history teachers are stunningly unaware that Southern leaders not only killed to spread slavery, but that they  bragged they were at war to SPREAD slavery into all of the West and North ....years before the official Civil War.  


In fact, it is stupid to say the Civil War started in 1861.  Southern leaders themselves said they started the Civil War in 1856.   Why on earth do we not believe them?   They were not only declaring war -- they bragged of it. They sent soldiers to kill.  They promised more killing until their demands were obeyed.

What the hell else should we call it?  Stupidly, we call it "Trouble in Kansas". 






 WHO KILLED WHO, AND WHY
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The most joyous day of his life -- said US Senator Atchison 


The most joyous day of his life -- Atchison boasted of at the time.

That was in the speech to the hired men about to invade Lawrence into Lawrence Kansas to terrorize and arrest anyone who even spoke against slavery, and kill anyone who got in the way.

Later, over 100 women and children would be killed -- by Southern soldiers -- in 1863.   Why?  Why did the South pick Lawrence again, and again?   For the same reason Atchison picked Lawrence the first time.  Remember this, because your history teacher is clueless, or at best teaches it in watered down nonsense terms.  Southern leaders picked Lawrence -- because Lawrence had allowed an anti-slavery paper to publish there.

Don't forget that. 

Don't let the stupid bastards tell you it was "trouble".  It was war, and in Atchison's war, they killed civilians too, women too, children too. 

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This might seem odd to you -- but it should be standard information. In all of the slave states, it was illegal, punishable by jail and torture to publish anti-slavery papers, own anti-slavery books or papers, or to speak publicly against slavery.


When Atchison and his men invaded Kansas, they quickly set up what is now uniformally called "the bogus legislature" -- bogus because it was entirely Atchison's  men.   They made it a crime to publish anti=slavery papers, and then invaded Lawrence to enforce it.  

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HOW YOU MADE "YOUR BONES"  TO BE SOUTHERN LEADER


" I will see Kansas in Hell before I let it become a free state"  David Rice Atchison.


The two men who pushed Kansas Act through Congress.

Stephen A Douglas

and his business partner --

David Rice Atchison 


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It was "intolerable" that the people of Kansas, by vote, by legislature, by any means, exclude slavery from Kansas.  Who said so?  Jefferson Davis, in his own words. 

 Davis carefully explained his "logic"  that Kansas whites could not exclude slavery. That was not just wrong or misguided -- it was "intolerable"  --and Atchison's killing sprees were the reaction to these  "intolerable" acts. 

What intolerable acts?  Voting and speaking against slavery - - the resistance to slavery itself, was intolerable.

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THE LOGIC OF "INTOLERABLE" 


Blacks were not human beings (not persons).  They were officially property, and nothing more than property, per Dred Scott  decision.

Kansas citizens had no more right to keep slave property out of Kansas, than they could keep your dog out of Kansas, or your wagon, or a bucket.   Davis wrote of this at the time, and made it very clear in his own book -- Rise and Fall of the Confederate government.



Yes, before this, Davis had at times mentioned "state's rights"  and "popular sovereignty"   But all of that was excuses when it suited them to spread slavery, claiming state's rights.  But now Kansas rejected slavery.   Instantly, overnight, Davis and Southern leaders "adjusted"  the "logic"  of spreading slavery. 

Blacks were not human beings - no persons.  They were property.
And he made that very clear - even if your teacher never did. 


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Because Dred Scott order (yes order) that blacks be seen as property were "part of the Constitution" in Davis rhetoric, the Constitution itself required that the federal government "protect slavery".

Not just accept slavery -- Dred Scott said the government must PROTECT slavery.    That meant, as in the South, protect slavery from the slander and "incendiary" speeches and publications against slavery.   Here again - you did not know something basic,  that the South outlawed anti-slavery speech and publications since the 1840's.   Atchison and his men quickly passed "laws" that the same was true in Kansas. 

No public speech, no publications, against slavery.  It was even illegal to preach against slavery.

So everything Atchison did was, in Davis justification of the killing and violence "constitutionally required".


Constitutionally required --in his mind - because Atchison and his men had made it a crime to write publically or speak  publicly against slavery in Kansas.  Bet you didn't know it was a crime in all slavery states -- and Atchison tried to make it law in Kansas, -- to publish anti-slavery newspapers or give anti-slavery speeches /.

After Atchison  made these "laws"  against speaking against slavery, the people of Lawrence allowed a newspaper to remain open, that published anti-slavery sentiments.  

Atchison gathered about 800 men, paid men, with the help of Jeff Davis money -- money Davis took out of the US treasury, by the war, as Secretary of War.   They invaded Lawrence Kansas the first of three different times.


Here is a picture of the survivors of the first raid, almost 50 years later.

Atchison -- repeatedly, over time, officially  -- promised and delivered as best he could, violence to spread slavery.  He issued very clear War Ultimatums,   making crystal clear what he and "the entire South" demanded.


The spread of slavery into Kansas, Nebraska, California, Oregon, everyplace between there and the Pacific.

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NOT UP TO THE PUBLIC 

This was not "for the right of the people to decide".    Kansas citizens had already voted against slavery, by 90%.  They would take three votes in honest elections, and all three times vote 90 and 95% against -- against- slavery

As  you will see below, Jefferson Davis and the entire Southern leadership flipped when Kansas rejected slavery in repeated votes, overwhelmingly rejecting slavery each time.

Eventually Kansas became a free state.. but only after Atchison ran out of money to pay the Texas and South Carolina killers, and could not get money any longer from US Treasury, because Jefferson Davis was no longer Secretary of War.
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This would be all over your history books, right? Atchison's speech, the story of killing sprees, War Ultimatums, Jeff Davis sending and paying the killers -- that would all be covered!

Not exactly.  See how your "text books" and most "history" teachers explain it.
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TROUBLE IN KANSAS 

BOTH SIDES TO BLAME 

You get some BS -- acceptable by Southern crybabies --about "Trouble In Kansas".  Watered down -- and blaming "both sides".

Shelby Foote, a Southern apologist and Jeff Davis groupie, spun Kansas killing sprees by Southern leaders as "a failure to compromise".

That's right -- both sides were to blame,  their "failure to compromise".    Remember, Southern leaders were boasting of killing to spread slavery.

They issued War Ultimatums and sent over 800 -- later over 2000 some say -- killers to Kansas from Texas and South Carolina. 

They demanded not only the spread of slavery, they demanded no newspaper be published against slavery. No speeches in public against slavery. No votes about slavery allowed. 

Shelby Foote, of course, knew all that. But he left out those "details"   He just blamed "both sides.

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Holy shit.  Why didn't we ever hear this -- at all -- in any meaningful way?

Good question.   One part of the answer -- Southern crybabies have never allowed the ugly truth about Southern leaders to be in US text books in any meaningful way.

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NOT IDLE THREATS.

Southern leaders did not -- ever- - issue idle threats.  Nor would anyone expect idle threats.  These were men (virtually every Southern leader was a slaver, or his family were slaves)  who, by uttering one sentence, could have women whipped, children sold, and even have men tied up to burn,

Slavery ended in the North because the public could speak openly against slavery.  Slavers could be denigrated in public.  Their tortures could be written about in newspapers.    Churches could preach against slavery.

In the South, this basic fact that slavery and the slavers themselves castigated and ridiculed, was intolerable. It could not go on.  From the 1810's on, slave states enacted laws proscribing torture and or jail for those who spoke publicly  against slavery.  In fact, preachers could be, and were, arrested and subjected to public whipping  for owning a book that questioned slavery. 

The book owner did not have to read the book, or preach it. Just to own such a book could get you arrested and tortured.

This was the kind of environment -- a toxic hell  hole if there ever was one - where slavery not only flourished, but like a cancer immune to any treatment,  a cancer than could not be cut out, or given any resistance, would spread, and did spread.   And would endlessly spread, until stopped.

The Civil War is what stopped this cancer. 

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If you do not know that Southern leaders were furious, and reacted violently when they went North, and heard people speak against slavery. That simply did not happen in the South.  Women were known to be grabbed and whipped -- in public -- who dared question if the South was such a great place.  They did not just force her out of the South, they tortured her first.

No one told you that, did they?  And she was white.   They did much worse to  you, if you were dark. 

That background is absolutely necessary to understand the mental illness (George Mason called it -"of diseased mind"   of Southern leaders.  If you know George Mason, you get two points. If you already knew Mason called slave owners "of diseased minds"  and as cruel as any torturers in history, you get three points. 

If you know Mason predicted these men "raised from birth" as Southern leaders were by 1860, to see an entire part of humanity deserving torture and slavery,  you already know more than most people alive today, and you do not need to read further.

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Southern leaders were of a mindset then as bizarre as any in history.  We just are not told that. They actually did torture to spread slavery. They actually did promise to kill to spread slavery -- then, good on their word, killed to spread slavery. 

They actually sent armies North to enslave blacks in the North.


They did not make idle threats -- one thing you have to give Southern leaders.   There is not a single threat that they failed to make good on, or have their own men die trying.  

Not one.

We have never -- in any text book, in any discussion, movie, or biography about Southern leaders -- shown what they bragged about, and who they killed, until they lost.

Until now. 

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My name is Mark Curran and I live near Peoria Illinois.

My hobby for the past five years is Southern speeches, Southern newspapers, Southern documents. 

Please -- anyone, seriously, anyone, explain to me why our "historians"   like McPherson, Foner, Catton, Foote, and a thousand others, have never (to my knowledge)  even mentioned this, much less make it clear.  Southern leaders lived off boasting like this, got power by boasting like this, got crowds cheering, by boasting like this.

Then they felt compelled to actually get fools, suckers and Southern men to kill, torture, and drown, to spread slavery.

Kind of a big deal.

And it's about time we figured that out. 


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Who killed who, and why they killed them, is real history.

All else is bullshit.


This may be the first time you got "real history" in the sense of who killed who, and why.  That's not my fault. I'm trying to change that.

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"The proudest  day"  of his life, Atchison told his hired men, was that day of invading Lawrence and destroying the "damned abolitionist".   

He was fighting "for the entire South"  to spread slavery in Kansas and beyond.




And he made them promise to kill -- even boasted the Confederate flag was red in color, for the color of blood to spill -- to spread slavery



By 1856, long before the Civil War started, Southern leaders were already killing, already at war, and already bragging about killing to spread slavery.

Yes, people know about “Trouble in Kansas.”


What they don’t know is the Southern leaders – officially – sent killers to Kansas. At first just a few killers and general "thugs"


But later, Southern leaders hired over 800, some say over 2000, killers from Texas and South Carolina (mostly) to kill and terrorize Kansas whites not only to accept slavery -- but make sure Kansas whites did not speak, write, or publish newspapers in Kansas.

Even more basic --if possible -- even history teachers don’t seem to grasp that the US Senator the passed the Kansas Act, not only led the killers, he boasted they were there “for the entire South” to spread slavery to the entire West, including killing to spread slavery against state’s rights, and kill even to spread slavery into state’s that were already free states, and already in the Union. 

We teach Kansas Act, almost always, as an effort to get popular sovereignty into Kansas. Nonsense -- the man who passed Kansas Act, personally, went to Kansas immediately after passing it, and there, terrorized, later killed and tortured (and bragged about) to keep Kansas citizens from possibly voting to have or reject slavery



 Yet Lincoln -- over and over, and over,  insisted Kansas Act was quite the opposite of popular soverighty.   We teach, stupidly, the slogans issued by Southern leaders BEFORE they started killing and torturing to spread slavery.

Yet even Southern leaders did not claim they were for state's rights after they started killing in Kansas.  In fact, Jeff Davis wrote long, spoke long, and often, and made it quite clear why Kansas could not reject slavery, no matter what the people there said, no matter what the legislature there said, and no matter what the Congress said.

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Davis explaining why Kansas, the people, the legislature, and not even Congress, could keep slavery out. 


 Davis later gave his excuse for secretly sending over 800 killers to Kansas. .... the resistance to slavery in Kansas was "intolerable". 

And yes, he was very well aware Kansas had rejected slavery by 90 and  95% votes.   He was also aware he sent Atchison to Kansas, paid the men,  and named Atchison officially as "General of Law and Order in Kanas".

According to Atchison and Davis, those who tried to vote -- or even publish newspapers against slavery,  were criminals to be arrested, and if need be, killed,  

It almost worked. Davis Atchison and Stephen Douglas, pushing Kansas Act through, then sending 800 killers to Kansas, almost worked.  It took, literally, a Civil War to stop the killing Southern leaders boasted of in 1856.




Davis, from his own book, insists resistance to slavery in Kansas was "intolerable"   -- and yes, he was well aware Kansas voted 95% against slavery.  In fact, Kansas had already become a free state by such a vote, when Davis issued War Ultimatums that Kansas must "accept and respect slavery" 



Slavery - and spreading slavery -- had become, according to Davis, a "protected right"  that Kansas nor anyone else could reject.

Does that sound like "popular sovereignty"  to you?

As Lincoln said, over and over, that was quite the opposite of popular sovereignty, and by that logic, no place could keep slavery out.


  Read the speech by Atchison boasting of killing to spread slavery.

And realize he is the man, personally, who pushed Kansas Act through, and then rushed to Kansas, and started terrorizing, later killing and torturing, to force slavery into Kansas and beyond.

Does that sound like "popular sovereignty"   or "States rights"  to you?

.I could parse out his speech here, bit by bit, but read it. 

Stunning. 

For the "entire South"  they were killing to spread slavery into free states.  They were killing to spread slavery into Kansas and Nebraska. 

If your teacher ever had you believe, for an instant, that Southern leaders were for state's rights,  they simply do not know who Southern leaders killed, nor what they bragged about.

Southern leaders, in the past, had occassionally mentioned state's rights, yes.  But they completely stopped the "state's rights" excuse when Kansas rejected slavery.

Slavery -- said Southern leaders --was not a state's rights.  No state, no Congress, no people as a whole, could keep slavery out. 

So why do we teach that South was for state's rights?  Because we don't teach what Southern leaders bragged out the ass about, until they lost. 

Here it is....HERE IT IS


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Not some nut.  Not some drunk on a binge.  Not some "radical"  who wanted to show off one day.

But the top Southern leaders -- each in their own way -- made it very clear they were killing to spread slavery.

No -- not spread it to where (supposedly) the white voters wanted it --just the opposite. As you will see (and you probably never heard of before) Southern leaders even boasted very clearly and loudly about spreading slavery against states rights.






This may be a total surprise to you - and your "history" teacher.  But it was no surprise then.  In fact, none other than Lincoln, again, and again, and again -- then again, spoke about how slavery was now constructed to spread to all of the United States, where all states would be slave states, or slavery would end. 

LINCOLN CALLED THIS THE "MACHINERY" OF SPREADING SLAVERY 

Always by force.  Lincoln was right, slavery was always spread by force.   And Kansas Act (David Atchison) was indisputably the man who pushed Kansas Act through, then personally went to Kansas, and there hired men to kill, torture and not only force slavery into Kansas, but to stop white citizens in Kansas from even speaking publicly against slavery.

When Lincoln said (over and over,  remember) we will all be one thing or another -- he was not being rhetorical.  He was not overstating anything.   Yet stupidly we do not teach how Southern leaders boasted of killing, boasted they would spread slavery to all of the US -- so very few "history" teachers seem to grasp what the hell Lincoln was talking about in most of his speeches.

He was talking about what was going on - Southern leaders insane, relentless, even ISIS like push to spread slavery by force. 

Not sorta. Not kinda.  Not in a way.


That is what they were doing.


That is what they bragged about.


And they almost got it done. 

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You probably heard of Lincoln's House Divided Speech.  Every word in that speech -- and most words in most of his speeches -- was about this.  Because of Kansas Act, because of Dred Scott, slavery will continue to spread like a cancer (yes, he called slavery a cancer)  or slavery will end.

The Union will fall, or slavery will end. 

If you did not know he was speaking factually -- and correctly -- you have come to the right place.



Stunning now, but no surprise then.  

That we don't all know this -- from 6th grade history class onward, is due, frankly, to Southern schoolboards profound efforts, successful for almost all US text books, to keep out things we show you.

Like Southern War Ultimatums. 

Like Southern leaders boasting of killing to spread slavery -- while they killed to spread slavery.

It's important to remember - Southern leaders did not just boast of these killings, and tortures, and promises of war -- they did these things. 

They did kill. They did torture. They did deliver war to spread slavery -- and they boasted it was the will of God --and boasted that unless slavery spread, "Niggers" will sleep with and marry with your daughters.

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I WILL SEE KANSAS IN HELL 


David Atchison is central, in nearly ever step of the violence to spread slavery.  Starting with Kansas Act -- a "violent" piece of legislation, Lincoln said repeatedly, that was forcing slavery into Kansas against - against --the wishes of 90% of the white citizens in Kansas.


Remember that -- Kansas citizen were overwhelming against slavery, and Atchison knew it.  So did Jeff Davis.  That is why they had to use force to push slavery into Kansas and beyond.


Atchison and others had already bragged they would see Kansas in hell before they let it be a free state.  And the crowd cheered.  Of course,  Atchison was talking to his hired men -- hired and paid by Jefferson Davis.   Atchison had a speaking style that grabbed the stupid and poor by the throats, and made them as eager for violence as he was eager for them to commit violence.

Atchison had already taken out newspaper ads in South Carolina and Texas -- making it clear "time for talk was over".  Atchison needed proud Southern men to clean out the "abolitionist" in Kansas.

In case you think most people in Kansas wanted slavery -- learn this.  Kansas citizens already voted overwhelmingly against slavery, which is why Atchison had to hurry out there and use violence and terror to push slavery into Kansas, and beyond.  

Officially, there were only 2 -- count them --2 slaves in Kansas per the official census there.   Kansas voted officially 95% -- not 85,  not 55 -- against slavery,  and eventually became a free state because of it.

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KANSAS ACT IS A VIOLENT FRAUD 

Abraham Lincoln


This Atchison -- you may never have heard of him -- was the US Senator who got Kansas Act passed.  Then Atchison personally went to Kansas and started terrorizing, later killing, to spread slavery.

Atchison himself proved beyond any doubt that, as Lincoln and others said dozens, if not thousands of times,  Kansas Act was a fraud designed by Stephen A Douglas and his Southern friends (Atchison). 


  Charles Sumner, another US Senator, was beaten almost to death on the Senate floor after a speech -- about Atchison


Do you know (you should, but you don't know) who Sumner was talking about?  In the "Crimes Against Kansas" Speech

He was talking about Atchison, and Sumner listed, for hours, detail, after detail, after detail, of Atchison's men killing sprees, Atchison's tortures, Atchison's boasting of killing to spread slavery.   


It's nearly 100% certain your "history teacher"  will say of course he knows about the "Crimes against Kansas" speech. And of course he  knows who passed Kansas Act.

But it's 98% chance your history teacher, for the life of him, can not tell you Atchison passed Kansas Act, then rushed to Kansas, and Sumner's Crimes Against Kansas speech was about Atchison, by name, how he passed Kansas Act with Douglas, and presented a long list of what Atchison's men did there.



Sumner was beaten almost to death - immediately after the speech about Atchison. 



Newspapers at the time showing Kansas citizen being "murdered" and slavery shoved down the citizens throats.
Remember -- 90 and95 % of Kansas citizens were against slavery. Atchison's terrorizing and killing almost worked.

Atchison was extremely well known.  


CRIMES AGAINST KANSAS SPEECH

100%

ABOUT DAVID RICE ATCHISON


Every high school history teacher, and any one who even passed a US history course in college, can tell you something about the famous speech by Charles Sumner -- Sumner was beaten almost to death for it.

But almost no high school teacher, and very few college history majors, can tell you who Sumner was talking about. 

It can not get more basic.  He was talking about a killer in Kansas, US Senator David Rice Atchison.

He explained how Atchison and Douglas passed Kansas Act, then Atchison left immediately for Kansas.

He explained, by dozens, if not hundreds, of examples noted in various newspapers, about the killing and tortures done by Atchison.

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Sumner was talking about US Senator Atchison. He explained how Atchison passed Kansas Act, then immediately left for Kansas, and there, in Kansas, killed, tortured and terrorize.

Atchison was just getting started, actually, because AFTER -- AFTER Sumner's speech about him, Atchison gave his own speech, and got even more men, and killed even more, terrorized even more.



For two days Sumner listed killing after killing, torture after torture, drowning after drowning, of white citizens of Kansas by Atchison and or his men.  Remember that, it took two days for Sumner to list just the crimes they knew about then.

Remember --  a week after Sumner was beaten on the Senate floor after giving the speech about Atchison and his men in Kansas, Atchison gave his own speech, boasting he was indeed killing to spread slavery into Kansas by force, and beyond.

The killings in Kansas would go on and on, including during the Civil War, when Lawrence Kansas was burned entirely to the ground by Southern men, for Lawrence resisting Atchison in 1856.


Only this was made by the very man who actually passed Kansas Act.  Atchison even made the men swear to kill, and boasted he was killing to spread slavery "For the entire South"

Atchison full speech in Kansas Archives.



SUMNER'S SPEECH ABOUT ATCHISON CRIMES

David Rice Atchison -- his speech to his men before they invaded Lawrence Kansas should be required reading by every US student, every year of school from 8th grade up.

And every US history teacher, to be qualified to teach anything about Civil War, should know both speeches.   Mostly, they should know Atchison is the US Senator who got Kansas Act passed, then immediately went to Kansas, and there not only terrorized, and later killed to spread slavery.

He bragged out the ass about it. 

And -- he was paid, his men were paid, and they reported to Jefferson Davis. 




Jefferson Davis and Atchison both knew Kansas citizens were against slavery by 90 and 95%.   Yet even after -- remember this, too -- even after Kansas became a free state, by a 95% vote, and was accepted officially as a free state by Congress and President Buchanan -- Confederate leaders repeated David Atchison's War Ultimatums.



Yes -- war ultimatums.  Kansas (and beyond)  must -- must -- accept and respect slavery.

So if your "history teacher"  ever hinted, however mildly, that Southern leaders cared about "state's rights" --   they are stupid teachers, and need to learn about David Rice Atchison, Southern War Ultimatums, and what Southern leaders bragged out the ass about, until they lost. 
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Right now, there is not a single US text book we have seen (and we looked for five years now) that even mentions David Atchison went to Kansas, after he and Stephen A Douglas passed Kansas Act, and there started Atchison, officially working as Jeff Davis "General of Law and Order in Kansas, began terrorizing, later killing and boasting of killing, to spread slavery "for the entire South"

Yet nothing -- nothing -- is more fundamental. Idiotically, absurdly, we teach "Kansas Issue"  as "Trouble in Kansas".  As if "trouble"  fell out of the sky and Kansas happened to be in the way.

Atchison and his 800 paid killers went to Kansas.  There was very little public support for slavery in Kansas -- only 2 slaves in the entire state in 1860 census! 

Almost every "pro-slavery"  person in Kansas was not from Kansas.  Atchison had to get his first men -- hired men -- from Missouri. Later, even those men were not enough.

Atchison had to hire from Texas and South Carolina. Those are the men Atchison is speaking to, in the speech, linked to above.

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 Atchison got Douglas to push the Kansas Act in Congress.

✔ Supposedly Kansas Act was to give Kansas citizens the "perfect right" to decide slavery themselves.

✔ Atchison immediately went to Kansas to terrorize, and later kill, to spread slavery into Kansas and into free states of California and Oregon. 

Atchison made it a law to even speak publicly against slavery, or to publish anti-slavery newspaper.

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To understand the US Civil War -- no other single speech (except one by Jeff Davis also boasting of killing to spread slavery) comes close to Atchison speech.

Yet few college professors know of it, or assign it.  




JOY   Atchison boasted it was "joyous" to kill to spread slavery, and promised to keep killing until slavery was spread not just into Kansas (Kansas citizens voted 90 and 95% against slavery), Atchison promised to spread slavery all the way to the Pacific- -and turn California and Oregon, already free states, into slave states.




Bet you didn't know that, right?



Here is a group that knew about Atchison -- the survivors of his first attack on Lawrence, 40 years later. 

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WHO KILLED WHO --  AND WHY

IT MATTERS.....

Stupidly we do not teach, at all, Atchison killing sprees, his boasts,  his hired men, etc.

Yet Atchison is the guy who got Kansas Act passed.   Most "history teachers"  claim Stephen Douglas wanted Kansas Act, that's not true. In fact, Douglas refused to take part in Kansas Act, until Atchison forced him too -- and Atchison even boasted about that. Atchison, President Pro Temp of the Senate, was going to take Douglas's power away from him, remove him as Chairman of House and Senate Committee on Kansas.




It might come as a shock to most people -- even most "history" teachers --  but Southern leaders, the very top Southern leaders -- bragged out the ass about killing to spread slavery. 

Who killed who -- and why - is fundamental to understanding history. Yet we do not teach the basics of who killed who, and why, leading up to the Civil War.

Everything else is bullshit.  That bullshit might be true, or not, might make sense, might seem and even be "intellectual," or not.  

But it's still bullshit. And the bullshit actually covers up -- hides -- the basics here. Atchison hired hundreds of men from Texas and South Carolina.  He hired them to kill and terrorize in Kansas and beyond, to spread slavery.

He boasted of it.

It almost workd. 

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  The speech by the man who got Kansas Act passed, then went immediately to Kansas to terrorize, and later kill, to spread slavery, is right here...  Read it.  It's a stunning speech. 







Atchison's speech is just one of many documented texts where he and other Southern leaders boasted of killing to spread slavery -- often adding they were doing it for GOD, and in obedience to God.

Let the South Respond


Furthermore  Jeff Davis made it officially loud and proud -- he was sending soldiers North to enslave blacks in the NORTH.

Enslave them in perpetuity.  And all their  "issue".   He even closed by saying he issued this declaration so there would be no confusion in the future! 





Davis -- promise to enslave in North in perpetuity



These are just a few, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of other documented speeches, from Southern books, Southern newspapers, Southern documents, in various ways, demanding the SPREAD of slavery, and many, making it clear it was for GOD.






To get history right, you must first understand who killed who and why. 

Yet  to an astonishing extent, to an absurd extent,  we simply do not teach, in our schools, who Southern leaders killed, and why, and what they bragged about as they killed.


Southern leaders repeatedly, boastfully, and in context, and made it very clear who they killed, and why. They could hardly have been more clear.   And more heard.



And it was to SPREAD SLAVERY even into places that were already free states.  The hired killers were hired to do, and told to do, and paid to do, this exact thing.   Atchison, however, ran out of money,  and the hired men went home.  




One big reason the killers went home -- Jefferson Davis lost his Secretary of War position, he apparently used US money to pay these men.     There was no money to give them after 1857,  though Atchison said they could take all they wanted from the homes they destroyed.

Atchison and Davis both -- both -- had told the men, and men like them, that the North would quickly run away,  and there would be very little blood in the South anyway. 

Davis said he could "wipe up all the blood" that might be spilled below the Mason Dixon line, with his handkerchief.

So the paid killers, when they had resistance -- like John Brown -- did not get paid, Atchison simply ran out of hired killers.   The local folks simply had far too few to push slavery into Kansas by force. 

There were only 2 -- 2 -- slaves in Kansas, per the census.  Remember that.  This whole thing, the killings, the raids, hiring killers, etc,  all that, was manufactured not by organic (local and homegrown) support of slavery.

This entire thing by Davis, Atchison, and Douglas, was fabricated -- created, built, to push slavery into Kansas.  Lincoln exposed this over and over -- and over.  

The Kansas Act was the first step -- and Atchison/ Douglas created that. 

There was very little actual support of slavery, or anyone that wanted slavery, in Kansas.

In fact, if the truth be know, the "support" for slavery was always thin.   But that is another story for another day.  The point is, South leaders had to pump up hate, fear, and in case of Kansas, pay killers.   Without that, Atchison could not force slavery into Kansas, and he failed. 

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That is, until they lost.

We are 150 years behind to teach the basic history of the US Civil War,  about who killed who, and why. 

Maybe it's about time we do it.

Southern leaders killed -- and boasted they killed -- to spread slavery. And to spread it against state's rights. 

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HOW WE TEACH THIS
 Our text books are largely to blame.


Almost every school in USA will refer to "Trouble in Kansas"  as if trouble fell out of the sky.

Never -- ever - ever -- have I seen a high school or college text book be candid, or even accurate, about it.

The "Trouble"  was  paid killers going to Kansas  -- remember that paid killers -- going to Kansas under the official leadership (remember that too, official leadership) of US Senator Davis Rice Atchison.

Atchison got Kansas Act passed -- with Stephen A Douglas.   Atchison and Douglas personally went with Jeff Davis (Jeff Davis told this story himself)  to get Kansas Act passed. 

Then the next day, apparently, Atchison left DC, went to Kansas, hired killers, invaded Kansas with the killers and tried to force slavery there.  

He didn't just try one time. He stayed there for years, and was officially Jeff Davis General of Law and Order. He boasted he was there to spread slavery "For the entire South".

He said this was the most joy of his life. 

And he was very clear -- he was there to kill, to terrorize, not just to spread slavery into Kansas, but to spread it to all of the West, even into states that already rejected slavery officially.  

Consider a student sitting in the average American class room, listening to some dumb ass talk about "Trouble in Kansas" and not say anything clear about who was killing who, who passed Kansas Act, what did the leaders brag about. 

What is the poor student supposed to do, dream up what happened?   


If it's not in the book, and the "teacher"  doesn't tell them, should then go back in time and try to learn that way?

Seriously, that's how bad our text books are about what led to the Civil War.

And that is how stupid most history teachers are. 

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 Even worse, if possible,


The Kansas Act -- idiotically - - is taught as something to do with "popular sovereignty". 

 
Kansas Act, of course, was the ruse -- quite the opposite of popular sovereignty.  A full 90% of Kansas Citizens were against slavery - and voted against slavery repeatedly, when able.   Eventually, after people in Kansas defeated Atchison and his men Kansas became a free state, by 90 and 95% votes.


Even then -- even after Kansas officially became a free state, do you think Southern leaders said "Oh, okay, we get it, Kansas does not want slavery, goodbye"?  Hell no. 

After -- remember this - after Kansas became a free state officially, after Kansas defeated Atchison and Davis plan and killers -- Jefferson Davis and his Confederate cabinet STILL issued War Ultimatums that Kansas must accept and respect slavery.

Let that sink in.   

Davis came up with excuses (Dred Scott decision) that he claimed over ruled popular sovereignty.  Davis and others were only consistent on ONE thing, just one.

Only one.

Slavery must -must -- spread.  

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Still think Kansas Act was about popular sovereignty?


Atchison was there  personally in Kansas doing all he could -- including kill -- to force slavery there.  Not just to force slavery, he also made it a crime to speak publicly against slavery, then arrested folks who dared to admit being anti -slavery.

Atchison even went further -- he tried to force people to sign a pledge to be PRO SLAVERY -- if they refused, he had them punished, tortured.  One man they tortured  for this "crime" they told to leave Kansas and never come back.

When they saw him later, and he had not left, they just killed him.

So figure it out -- popular sovereignty is what they said for a time, before they passed Kansas Act.   

And it was extremely well known.  Lincoln spoke about it, in his ways, and hundreds of newspapers spoke of it, Charles Sumner was beaten on the floor of the Senate, after he spoke about it for two days.

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Not a single text book makes it clear that US Senator who passed Kansas Act rushed to Kansas and there terrorized, later killed and boasted of killing, to spread slavery.

Not one. 

Not a single text book makes it clear the Kansas Act was a ruse, a violent ruse, part of a plan, that almost worked.  Kansas Act was quite the opposite of allowing popular soverighty in Kansas, or anywhere else.

A guy named Abraham Lincoln did little else in his life after Atchison and Douglas passed Kansas Act -- almost from the day they got it passed, to the day Lincoln died -- exposing and then fighting the effects of Kansas Act.

Lincoln's House Divided Speech -- and almost every speech he gave after 1854,  was in some way exposing the Kansas Act as exactly the opposite of what our history text books stupidly, even idiotically, claim Kansas Act was about.

At best -- at best -- text books will say "There was a dispute about "'... no where will it say who killed who and why. Southern leaders killed to spread slavery.  They bragged about it.  They killed and terrorized, and passed Kansas Act, as part of the efforts to force slavery into as much of the country (and world) as they could, and force it against --yes against -- state's rights and against "popular sovereignty " 


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I have yet to meet -- even meet -- one PhD in US history that is even aware of this basic fact.   The man who, with Stephen A Douglas, passed the Kansas Act, left immediately after passing the Kansas Act, and started terrorizing, later killing, in Kansas to stop people from even speaking or voting against slavery.

And it was well known at the time.

Atchison himself boasted of it.  He worked officially for Jefferson Davis, named officially as "General of Law and Order" in the Kansas Territory.

Atchison sent reports to Davis, Davis and Stephen A Douglas stayed in DC and made sure President Pierce thought the people being killed and terrorized were the bad guys. 

Very basic to  US history, not even in dispute because Southern leaders bragged about it.  Each in their own way -- some more candid, but they boasted about it. 

Atchison did not go to Kansas to seek support of slavery.   As Stephen Douglas said, everyone knew "19 of 20"  citizen of Kansas were against slavery. 

Atchison went there -- and bragged he went there -- to spread slavery there.   And he almost got it done. 

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If anything, it seems text books bend over backwards to blame abolitionists, and idiotically will blame John Brown for the violence.   Southern leaders had ALREADy sent killers to Kansas, already pushed Kansas Act through, already passed (via bogus legislature)  ISIS like laws against even speaking publically, or writing things against slavery.  

It was even a crime to tell a slave they were free in Kansas -- because they were.  There was no lawful authority in Kansas to enslave anyone.   

And of course, Southern leaders knew there was no law in Kansas against slavery, which is exactly and entirely why they sent Atchison and others to Kansas, why Southern leaders hired over 800 men to help Atchison push slavery into Kansas.

If they could force slavery into Kansas, they could have slavery in all of the West by the same fraud -- claim the white males wanted slavery, claim those white males voted for slavery,  officially get any such state into the Union as a slave state, and it was then, as a practical matter, impossible to change it.

WHy impossible?  Because in all such states, it was illegal to preach, speak publically, or publish anti slavery things. It was even illegal to own anti-slavery books. 

Lincoln, of course, was as well aware of this as Southern leaders.  


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The killings, the war ultimatums, the boasting of killing to spread slavery, was exceedingly well known. Lincoln referred to it, as politely as he could, repeatedly himself, for example in the Cooper Union Speech, and in letters. 



To pacify Southern school boards,  text book companies wisely (for their own profit )   did not put in things like Lee's torture of slave girls, Jeff Davis cowardice, and Southern leaders boasting of killing to spread slavery -- and at times, boasting of spreading slavery for GOD.

All that was omitted.

Instead, our text books talked about "Trouble in Kansas"   which made it seem like "everyone is to blame" for that "trouble".

Never mind that at the time, South leaders were extremely proud loud and clear -- they sent two thousand killers to Kansas, paid them,  in order to force slavery not just into Kansas, but into the rest of the US  West, and spread it against state's rights.

So today, it would shock anyone who is not familiar with original sources to learn how proud Southern leaders were about killing -- in fact, joyous about killing, said the US Senator who passed the Kansas Act.   

Atchison claimed to be "joyous" as he rode with his hired men into Lawrence Kansas to terrorize, and kill, anyone who even spoke publicly against slavery.

Sounds impossible, right?  Southern leaders boast of killing to stop people from even speaking against slavery?   

Not only was this possible, it happened regularly, and by law.  Southern states passed laws -- and Southern leaders tried to get federal laws against speaking publicly against slavery, and writing publications against slavery. 

In fact, Southern leaders declared officially that besides their demands to spread slavery into areas that did not want slavery, that the "grievances"  against the North included people in the North speaking publicly against slavery  in the North 

If this sounds bizarre to you, it's not your fault.  It was not bizarre then -- it was common knowledge.  This is how insane and violent Southern leaders were.  Not because they believed it, necessarily, but giving speeches like this worked great to get the public hateful and fearful against anyone who even questioned slavery.

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Southern leaders boasted of it.   They did not deny it -- remember this -- they boasted of if.   B  O  A  S  T E  D.

Lincoln, and many others, spoke at length about this -- about the violence and boasting of spreading slavery.     Was Lincoln wrong? Hardly, remember, Southern leaders boasted of it.  

No, you won't find this in any US text book that we know of. Southern crybabies and Southern school boards have made sure text book companies stay away from such candid information.  

We  get the information from Southern leaders own documents, their own books, their own speeches, their own publications at the time. Not some bullshit later that they made up later -- I mean their own words AT the time.



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What Ken Burns and others failed to tell you....





When you learn what Southern leaders actually did, (kill to spread slavery for God and boast of it, till they lost) you will understand how vapid, stupid and misleading Burns was about the Civil War -- yes, he was stupid.

Is he to blame?  Yes, because he set himself up to be well informed.  He was not well informed, at least about the cause of the civil war.  Instead of getting informed, Burns let Jeff Davis apologist, and Confederate apologist, Shelby Foote control the narrative.

Big mistake.  

Burns apparently knew nothing - zero -- of these basic things I will share with you.

Not one mention -- not a hint -- of Southern War Ultimatums,  from 1856 on. Not one word.

Not one word about Southern leaders sending killers to Kansas from 1856 on, and bragging -- bragging -- there were killing to spread slavery not just to Kansas, but to all of the West, against (yes against) states rights.

Not one word about Jeff Davis own boasting of killing to spread slavery North.  Not one word.

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IF Burns knew any of this -- he should have told you. It does not get more basic than killing to spread slavery and boasting of it.

If Burns did not know -- why the hell did he not know?   

Because Shelby Foote (who knew all this) sure as hell wasn't going to tell him. 

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Some of the survivors of Atchison's first invasion of Lawrence,

They gathered 40 years later for a "reunion" .



Atchison's speech -- you can read it all -- is still in Kansas Historical Society, along with many other amazing boasts of killing to spread slavery.   

This was not the only boast -- maybe the most specific, however. Atchison boasted in writing, in speech, and most of all, in actions, of killing to spread slavery.

Not kind of.  

Not sort of.

And Atchison was no "nut".  He was officially Jeff Davis own "General of Law and Order" in Kansas.

Atchison was also the US Senator who got Kansas Act passed.

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"JOY"


Atchison actually said -- in the speech -- this was "the most joyous day of his life".    He was there not to ask Kansas citizens to accept slavery, but to terrorize, and kill, those who even tried to speak against slavery.


Atchison's speech

Let me repeat that -- because people today are clueless.  In every Southern state, it was already a crime to speak publicly against slavery, and Atchison had already, by the time of his speech here, made it a crime to publish anti-slavery newspapers in Kansas.

Atchison boasted of that.  He called it a joy to lead these group of men, who he made promise to kill that day.

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HOW WELL KNOWN WAS ATCHISON THEN?

You might think Atchison was a little known figure in US history.  Otherwise,  you would know about him, right?

And of course Burns and others would cover his actions, who he killed, who he boasted of killing.




Let me repeat that because it's so astonishing few people can grasp it.  Atchison, the man who passed Kansas Act,  then goes immediately to Kansas and starts terrorizing and later killing.

Charles Sumner in a massively famous speech covers Atchison crimes for two days.   

After -- after -- Sumner gives his speech for two days and is beaten for it, Atchison gives his own speech.   He brags in this speech about doing what Sumner accused him of.

And Atchison then goes on to kill and terrorize more -- not less -- only now, Atchison boasts of it at length.

Atchison never said "Oh no, Sumner has it all wrong".   Atchison was proud -- P  R  O  U D -- of doing what Sumner accused him of in the speech, and after Sumner's speech, because Jeff Davis paid men arrived from Texas, Atchison had 800 men, later 2000 men, to terrorize and kill in Kansas.

Not sorta.  Not kinda.  

And Atchison almost -- almost - got it done.

Now -- why the hell didn't Burns mention any of that?  Because Shelby Foote, a Southern apologist who adored Jeff Davis, sure as hell didn't want him to know.

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Perfectly free?

It is fundamentally important -- if you consider yourself even remotely aware of the history of US Civil War -- to know that Atchison and Stephen A Douglas passed Kansas act, claiming that it was going to let Kansas folks "be perfectly free"  to decide their "institutions"  themselves (meaning slavery).

Of course, quite the opposite happened. The actual Senator himself, the Senator who with Douglas got Kansas Act pass, went personally to Kansas immediately and started terrorizing, later killing, to force slavery into Kansas, and to even prevent, by law, people from speaking against slavery in public.

Sound like they are  perfectly free to you?

Atchison's partner (Stephen A Douglas was his partner) was trying to make it illegal in Northern States to speak publicly against slavery.  Bet you did not know that, did you.

It was already a law to speak publicly aginst slavery in the South, and now Kansas.  But the hatred of anyone who spoke against slavery was so extreme,   Stephen Douglas actually tried to make it a crime in the NORTH to speak against slavery if such speech "slandered" the slave owners.  Slave owners should not have people in the NORTH speaking badly about them.

If you ever read Lincoln's speeches, he actually covers these things.  Lincoln spoke about Kansas Act, and free speech, and how people were being killed who spoke against slavery. 

Remember this -- Atchison was boasting of doing these things.  


They bragged out the ass about killing to spread slavery -- 
until they lost.

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You would never know it from US text books,  and sadly, hardly mentioned by "historians"  such as McPherson, Foner, Catton.   

None of them  -- as far as I have read their books - have even bothered to make it clear Southern leaders War Ultimatums, nor have they showed any specifics about the killing sprees by Atchison, after he got Kansas Act Passed.


Remember this -- the man who got Kansas Act passed, went immediately to Kansas and there started terrorizing, later killing and boasting of it, to spread slavery. 

It is beyond stupid -- it in nearly criminal - for "historians" like McPherson to even speak about US Civil War and not mention this most basic fact, each time.   


  1. Southern leaders were killing to spread slavery -- and spread it against states rights.  
  2. And they bragged of it, till they lost.

It simply does not get more basic.  

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IF THE SOUTH HAD WON 

The most famous speech of the 1850's  -- if the South had won  the Civil War -- could have been US Senator David  Rice Atchison amazing speech  where he boasted of killing to spread slavery (and spread it against state's rights)  in Kansas.

No one was surprised by the speech, this was typical of the ranting  of Atchison and his men at the time.  

Second most famous speech would be Jefferson Davis speech, promising to enslave all free blacks -- in the North, in perpetuity. 

Third most famous speech would be Vice President of CSA,  and his Cornerstone speeches, boasting --  yes boasting -- of spreading slavery. 

That's right, Davis promised to invade the North and enslave blacks there -- and sent Lee to do just that.   All kinds of boasting.  They were not shy.


We simply don't teach what Southern leaders bragged out the ass about -- and we don't teach they bragged.  We have whitewashed both the basic truth, that they killed to spread slavery.  And whitewashed that they bragged out the ass about it.
Yet if you don't know the South was killing to spread slavery, and joyous about it, and their leaders boasted the loudest of anyone (no, not just some nuts) you have no clue what was going on leading up to the Civil War.

This was all BEFORE Lincoln's election. Remember that.  This is what Lincoln had to deal with.  
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But the South lost.  

But the South lost.   And their leaders were not about to repeat the boasts of killing to spread slavery.

ALmost overnight, they changed their tune.

Certainly their children, and grandchildren, and the public at large,  never heard those boasts again.   No, no no.  

We were not about slavery -- you hear that all the time, right?  The War was not about slavery !   It was about state's rights.

No-- it was not.  This is important - - Southern leaders hated states rights when Kansas rejected slavery.

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- - Southern leaders hated states rights when Kansas rejected slavery.  They not only hated state's rights, they rejected it entirely and clearly and sent killers to Kansas to prove it  --

Any fool who say's state's rights had anything to do with the Civil War,  is misinformed.  Southern leaders did a complete flip flop on state's rights, when Kansas rejected slavery. 



And as is typical of bullies and killers who brag of things, then lose,  South apologist, and everyone after them, sure as hell changed their tune, after they lost, and only because they lost.

Near idiotically, we have allowed Southern crybabies, liars, apologists, and fools repeat essentially the Southern bullshit they and their children, grandchildren, told after they lost.



Lincoln spoke about wholesale hangings in the South.  Why don't we teach that.


Nor was it just bragging out the ass about killing to spread slavery -- they actually killed to spread slavery.

Try to grasp that. We have allowed crybabies to act as if Southern leaders,who for decades -- proudly, loudly, and repeatedly -- killed to spread slavery,  cared about state's rights, or any rights at all.   And we allowed them to get pretend none of that happened.  That they did not kill to spread slavery, and kill even to spread it for GOD.   That they did not brag of doing those very things.

Southern apologists and outright liars (yes, they are)  made sure of one thing -- for 150 years.... don't we teach who Southern leaders killed, and what they bragged of, till they lost.

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1) They killed to spread slavery

2) They bragged out the ass about it -- repeatedly, in context, as a group, officially, and most specifically their leaders. 

3) They did not admit it.  They boasted of it, as loudly, as proudly, as repeatedly as they could.

Until they lost. 
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WHERE YOU GET YOUR INFORMATION

IS EVERYTHING 


The best place to get information about the Civil War is from Southern leaders from 1840-1866.   Why?

Because during that time, they boasted, repeatedly, at length, in detail, for years, officially and personally, in writing and in speech, in official documents too -- they were killing to spread slavery.

And they were killing for GOD.

They also made it clear -- yes they did -- that they would keep killing until slavery was spread in the North and West.  And made it very clear that "state's rights"  did not matter re slavery. State's must accept slavery -- never mind if 90% of the people in Kansas were against slavery, never mind if Kansas was a free state officially -- Southern War Ultimatums were exceedingly clear.

Kansas must -- must- - accept, respect and protect slavery, even as a free state.  Even after repeated votes against slavery. 

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It is not Burn's fault that he was stupid about this.  But it is his fault that he let Shelby Foote run the Jeff Davis narrative.   Foote has long admired Jeff Davis.   Essentially Burns relayed Jeff Davis narrative of the Civil War, and of course, in so doing "forgot"  to mention South War Ultimatums, killing sprees, and over a decade of boasting of killing to spread slavery -- and in many instances, boasting of killing to spread slavery for GOD.

Kind of a big deal -- killing to spread slavery.  Kind of a big deal -- to boast of killing to spread slavery as you killed to spread slavery.   See proof below.

Burns did not do anything others have done, but he did it while playing music and giving the impression he knew all about the topic.   

He had little clue -- though overall he is not a stupid man.

But like all of us, he only knows what he is told.

Shelby Foote made sure Burns did not know the things I show you here. Shelby Foote -- the man who adored Jefferson Davis every moment of his life --  played Burns like the sucker he is.
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US SENATOR
 DAVID RICE ATCHISON.


Senator David Rice Atchison.

Boasted about killing to spread slavery
"For the entire South" in 1856. 



Jeff Davis himself boasted about killing to spread slavery.

Maybe it's time to tell what Southern leaders bragged out the ass about, over and over, clearly, loudly, even officially, until they lost.



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TOP LEADERS.  

You can't get much more "top" than Jefferson Davis.  So if you only know that they tell you in school, you can literally have no clue -- you are prevented from knowing -- Southern leaders War Ultimatums, killing sprees, and boasting of killing to spread slavery.

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IF YOU TELL A COLLEGE FRESHMAN....

If you tell a college freshman that Southern leaders not only killed to spread slavery for GOD -- and boasted of it, and issued war ultimatums repeatedly -- they look at you like you lost your damn mind.

Most US schools teach the absolute nonsense that Southern leaders cared about "state's rights"  and "just wanted the (white males) people to decide for themselves".

At the time, particularly after Kansas Act,  Southern leaders were as loud, as proud, as clear as they could be.   They were killing to spread slavery -- and they would not stop killing to spread slavery until slavery was spread to all of the West -- and all blacks in the North were enslaved.

Yes, before Kansas Act some southern leaders did occassionally speak about state's rights- - and fraudulently so.  But after Kansas Act, the top leaders were not only killing to spread slavery against state's rights, they were boasting of it.

And they would boast of it, until they lost.

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That is not what some nuts said -- that is what Southern leaders, at the time, boasted of, until they lost. These include Jefferson Davis, Vice President Alexander Stephens, Secretary of State Robert Toombs, and US Senator and "General of Law and Order"  David Rice Atchison -- the very guy who got Kansas Act passed in the first place.

That's right, the man who got Kansas Act passed, claiming it was going to let people in Kansas be "perfectly free" to decide slavery themselves, went to Kansas and there started to terrorize, later kill, to spread slavery against state's rights.

And he even bragged about killing to stop folks from speaking against slavery in Kansas, and passed bogus laws that forbad public newspapers against slavery,  very much in the style and custom of slave states in South from 1840's on. 

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By the way, the killing by Southern leaders to spread slavery started long before 1861.  Started long before Lincoln even ran for Senate. 

We don't even teach the basics about the spread of slavery.  It was always done by killing. It was always down proudly, and by violence.  Slavery never spread where there was free speech and votes by those "governed".  

In fact, Slavery in the South could not have spread if there was even freedom of speech and freedom of religion. It would help mightily if our schools even taught that much -- that in the South, whites could be tortured for preaching against slavery. Not tortured by a mob, necessarily.  But tortured by the local sheriff, after a trial. 

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As Lincoln said, and everyone knew, slavery always spread by violence.   Lincoln even said publicly that slave owners deserve to be "kicked to death" -- one of the many amazingly powerful things Lincoln said that we don't teach.

Spreading slavery, necessarily  was always done, too, by silencing all opposition to slavery.  Southern leaders actually bragged (they bragged a lot, Trump like, actually) of silencing all opposition to slavery.

If you could get two pages -- two pages -- of what Southern leaders boasted about for decades into our text books, students would not be so stupid.   And if you added another two pages about what Southern leaders did (they did what they bragged of, basically) our students might actually know the hell what happened.

Maybe even teachers would be less stupid.

 Southern states, as you will see, made it a crime to speak, write or even preach against slavery.  Preachers could be, and were, arrested for owning the wrong book.

Southern leaders were not coy about it, then.  They actually bragged they were killing to spread slavery. Not sort of. Not kind of. Not a few nuts. 

Why on earth -- seriously I want to know -- why on earth have our schools and "historians" not, in any meaningful way, shown what Southern leaders bragged out the ass about, and did, until they lost?

If you know, send me a comment below. I will pay you for the right answer, documented and clear. 

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BURNS SHOULD HAVE TOLD YOU

Shelby Foote made sure Burns had no clue....



If you never heard a of this man - David Rice Atchison -- slap your history teacher. And slap Ken Burns.   It's not your fault. 

At no point since I was born did anyone have the opportunity to educate the public about what caused the Civil War.  Just two minutes spent on Southern War Ultimatums would have been enough.

Just five minutes showing the speeches by Southern leaders boasting of killing to spread slavery would have educated virtually the entire public about the South's loud, proud, and repeated killings to spread slavery, long before Lincoln even ran for Senate. 

Long before the Lincoln Douglas debates, Southern leaders sent over 2000 men to Kansas to not just force slavery there, against the will of the citizens there -- but they went (and Atchison boasted of it) to stop folks there from even speaking publicly against slavery.

That would have been enough time -- 7 minutes.  But add two more minutes onto that, and Burns could have shown that Southern leaders even wanted people in the NORTH arrested and jailed -- and tortured -- for speaking against slavery in the NORTH.

Let me repeat that -- we simply do not teach, or even mention, the lunacy and extremism by Southern leaders.  It is hard to get your head around this, only because no one told you.

I the South it was a crime to speak openly, or preach openly against slavery.  But far more extreme -- the SOUTHERN leaders sent killers to other states, other territories, to terrorize -- kill and torture if needed-- to silence opposition to slavery.

A very big deal.  Slavery was entrenched because to read about it, to speak about it, to preach about it, in a negative way, was a CRIME.  Not sorta, not kinda, not in a way.

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Atchison is but one of several important  Southern leaders who boasted of killing to SPREAD slavery. 

The very top leaders -- remember this -- the very top leaders, Davis, Atchison, Toombs, Stephens  -- each boasted in their own way about killing to SPREAD slavery.

And not to spread it "where it was wanted".  

Slavery, contrary to what anyone thinks, was never spread by consent in USA.  It was always spread by violence, and means "foul and more foul".

Yet over and over you read just idiotic sentences as "Missouri wanted slavery".   Then the writer will act as if they took a survey and know all about it.   They are not only teaching bullshit, so others in the future will be as stupid - they are in effect covering up the most basic evil and basic events that caused the US Civil War.

The violent spread of slavery is what led to the US Civil War.  

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Kansas -- Atchison and Davis killing to spread slavery into Kansas - is very much what happened before, only now, in KS,  because of the telegraph, people knew.  Before, slave powers did the killing and terrorizing, and got slavery installed.  They quickly made it a crime to speak or preach or write against slavery -- exactly as they did in Kansas.

And it almost worked in Kansas, even with the telegraph,

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PUBLICLY 

 Repeatedly, proudly, in his own publications Atchison boasted what he was doing. His ads to attract paid killers --were public newspapers, for example.  

Atchison may have been the most candid, but he was part of Southern leadership that not only killed and tortured to spread slavery -- they bragged about it, till they lost, each in their own way. 

Only later did Southern leaders consider this shameful, or not worthy of telling their children about. 

There were actually three different wars to spread slavery,  and in various ways, Southern leaders boasted about each war at the time.  Each war was about spreading slavery.  There was little or no need or desired to mumble or use double speak and euphemism.

Slavery was a "divine gift" claimed Southern leaders, including Jefferson Davis. When Southern leaders spoke of "our rights"  they meant, and often said, that right was to spread slavery wherever they could by violence. 

The kind of violence that occurred -- to whites -- 
who were not pro slavery enough.

It's time you learned the "ISIS like" insanity 
and violence by Southern leaders. 

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It is important to know that Atchison worked for Jefferson Davis -- sent reports to Davis, he and his men were paid by Jefferson Davis.

But it is even more important to know, David Rice Atchison is the US Senator who got the Kansas Act passed.

If you want to show up your history teacher, in high school or college, ask them which Senator was most responsible for Kansas Act.  No, it's not Stephen A Douglas.  As you will see, it was David Rice Atchison.

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"I will see Kansas in hell before I see her as a free state" 
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Yes Southern leaders boasted, from 1856 on, that they were at war to spread slavery.   

Not keep slavery where it was already-- no one in their right mind even hinted that anyone was going to invade the South to end slavery.  Southern leaders were known for their violence.  



Survivors of Atchison's first raid into Lawrence
gathered in 1895 for a reunion.

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Atchison burned  most of his papers during the Civil War.  This report survived.

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Please don't email saying I don't give you proof.

Here that proof is- - original documents....


  2) Jefferson Davis boasting of killing (by force of arms) to enslave all blacks in the North in perpetuity   before he sent Lee North capture free blacks there, and turn them into slavey

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LIncoln was hated -- despised, shot at, and eventually killed -- because he was for equality of "Niggers".

How did that come down to us in history?   

Sadly we do not teach it, because to understand Lincoln you need to understand how ISIS like, cruel, violent, and insane Southern leaders were, such as boasting of their tortures to spread slavery.  Such as their repeated killing sprees.

Such as boasting they were already at war -- remember boasting of it -- from 1856 on.  Only if you know what Lincoln was up against can you understand the Civil War. 

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VIOLENT SPREAD OF SLAVERY

Not to keep slavery -- to spread it  -- and to spread it against state's rights. Lincoln pointed this out over and over,  we will be all one thing or another.  The US will be all slave, or the Union will end.

And Lincoln explained at least 100 times the history that led to the point where slavery was going to be in all states, or none.

He could not have explained it more often, or more clearly. 

Kansas Act was the start of the "machinery" to spread slavery to all states after the Compromise of 1850.  Lincoln wisely said once, "what compromise".   South were killing to spread slavery from 1800 on, including the Mexican American War, which Lincoln exposed himself as being a war to spread slavery (bet you didn't know that).





After Southern leaders demanded slavery land double, then double again, they in effect promised they were satisfied with slavery below the 30 and 36 line.  But then they found out about the riches of California, and wanted to spread slavery to all of the West. 


So in 1854, Southern leaders (Atchison) pushed through the subterfuge of  Kansas Act, on the pretext they wanted Kansas citizens to  have the "perfect right" to vote on slavery.  Stephen Douglas repeatedly claimed there was no way Kansas would be a slave state -- so do not worry.   Kansas citizens, he said truthfully, were known to be against slavery by 95% (he called it, by 19 of 20)

They just cared so much about the ability for folks to vote on things -- to be free to vote!

One tiny problem..... Atchison, after passing Kansas Act rushed to Kansas and terrorized, later killed, to spread slavery.  How the hell we have not taught this most basic thing in US history, after the creation of the country, is beyond me.   But by and large we stupidly tell students Kansas Act was about "popular sovereignty".  

Nothing could be further from the truth.  Nothing.

Not only do students, even history majors, often know nothing about this in candid terms, neither do their teachers.  Yet without understanding Kansas Act -- who passed it, and who they killed after that -- you don't and can't know anything real about US Civil War.

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If your "history" teacher did not tell you these basics, it's not your fault. Go slap your teacher.  That is what happened.

At no point -- at no point -- were Southern leaders trying to keep slavery.  At all points, incessantly and violently, Southern leaders were trying to SPREAD slavery, and spread it by violence.




He and all Southern leaders that mattered, were working to SPREAD slavery, and spread it by force.

If you think Southern leaders were for "state's rights"  - slap your teacher.  When Kansas rejected slavery by votes of 90% and more, South sent killers to Kansas to not just force slavery by killing and torture (yes, killing and torture, see below)  Southern leaders made it a crime to speak, preach, or publish newspapers against slavery.

Remember --do not forget this -- Kansas citizens were overwhelmingly against slavery.  Yet Southern leaders sent killers, over 2000 of them -- to Kansas to force slavery there anyway.

Not kinda. Not sorta. Not in a way.  They hired the killers, paid the killers, and almost succeeded (as they had other places) to kill enough people to quiet opposition to slavery, and install slavery there.

In fact, slavery was always, in each case, spread by killing, torture, violence, and terror. Slavery was never spread by consent of the public or by honest vote, contrary to what nonsense you have been told. 
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Atchison is not just "another"  US Senator.   He is the man who, with Stephen A Douglas, passed the Kansas Act.   The Kansas Act was (supposedly) passed to allow the people of Kansas "to be perfectly free"  to decide slavery themselves.

One tiny problem -- Atchison validated what others had predicted --the Kansas Act was a ruse to force slavery into Kansas.

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This was extremely well known at the time, in fact the famous "Crimes Against Kansas Speech" was all about it -- yet virtually unknown in any US text book, and is simply not taught. 
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To not know that the South (led by Atchison, paid by Jefferson Davis) was not only killing and boasting of killing to spread slavery into Kansas and beyond, is to be profoundly and fundamentally stupid about the US Civil War.

Lincoln got back into politics because of what Atchison did.

Jeff Davis sent 2000 killers to Kansas, and paid them, and named Atchison as "General of Law and Order"  because of what Atchison did.

And it almost worked.  When Atchison's men could not kill enough Kansas citizens (and when John Brown started to fight back) Kansas citizens were able to become a free state by 90 and 95% vote.

But even after Kansas became a free state, the South issued War Ultimatums that Kansas "must accept and respect slavery".

Never forget this -- your history teacher will not know. After-- after -- Kansas became a free state,  after they defeated Atchison and his killers, after they voted 95% against slavery, Southern leaders issued War Ultimatums that Kansas must accept and respect slavery. 

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No one told you this -- but the South had a five year head start in the US Civil War.   Only one myth is more important than this one -- the myth that  Civil War  started in 1861.

From 1856 on, Southern leaders called it war, killed just as in war, and bragged they were killing as war.  Let me repeat that -- from 1856 on, Southern leaders call it war, killed just as in war, and bragged they were at war.

In fact, there were two wars before the "official"  US Civil War, started by Southern leaders, to spread slavery.  In the Civil War, as we teach it, started in 1861, was one of the wars Southern leaders boasted about as a war to spread slavery, (yes they did).

The killings in Kansas, led by the US Senator that got Kansas Act passed in 1854, with some 2000 killers paid by Jefferson Davis, was the first war Southern leaders literally, repeatedly, in context, and proudly declared as a war -- a war to spread slavery.

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UNTIL THEY LOST

In fact, Southern leaders insisted, in their own speeches, their own documents, their own publications, they were killing to spread slavery, and spread it against (yes against) state's rights.  We show you their own documents, their own books, their own speeches at the time.

It's not your fault you didn't know this, and it's not my fault either.

Remember -- 
they boasted of this, until they lost.

If you taught nothing else in US schools, we should teach what Southern leaders bragged about, until they lost.

You can not make sense of the US Civil War in any correct way, unless you know what Southern leaders boasted of.   They did not boast quietly, just to each other.  They boasted in War Ultimatums, they boasted in writing, repeatedly, in context, clearly.

Not "gotcha" quotes by some drunk boasting.   But clear, long, repeated boasting by Southern leaders themselves.   They did not all use exactly the same words -- some used Orwellian double speak at times.  But others were direct as lightning -- they were killing to spread slavery, and they would not stop killing until slavery was spread to the entire US.

We have all at least read Lincoln's speeches about slavery would be all over the entire US, or it would be destroyed.   Our "history" teachers simply avoid these statements by Lincoln, though he said them at least 100 times. 

Lincoln of course knew exactly what Southern leaders were saying and doing.  It was no secret -- though given the apparent knowledge by history teachers about this matter, you could think  Southern leaders must have said such things in private.

Hardly.  In fact Southern leaders could not be more proud, more clear.  It was AFTER the war Southern leaders deceptively and cowardly tried to explain away, or did not explain at all, the things they had previously boasted of.

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Why "historians"  such as Shelby Foote, James McPherson, Eric Foner, Ken Burns,  and many others never told us, in any clear way, that Southern leaders boasted of killing, boasted of being at war, boasted of torture,  is an issue you will have to take up with them.  

Remember, at the time, Southern leaders were proud, loud, and clear. They were killing to spread slavery.

Not sorta, or kinda.  Not killing to keep slavery.

Not killing for state's rights -- when KS rejected slavery is exactly when Davis sent Atchison to KS and when Atchison started terrorizing, later killing there, to stop state's rights.
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ACTIONS MATTER

Even if their words did not survive, we would know them by their actions....

The boasting by Southern leaders was well known then, and would be now if taught.  But suppose none of the speeches, books, documents survived, we would have no trouble knowing what they did. 

Speaking is not nearly as important as their actions --  the point is, they did not just say these things, they DID these things.  And they were proud as hell, as you will see, until they lost. 

So why don't "historians" like Foner, McPherson, etc show what Southern leaders did, and what they boasted of doing?

Good question. 
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This was far more than idle comments by Southern leaders.   They were killing, torturing and promising endless war to spread slavery. They did not issue idle threats, not because they were brave, but because they invariably had others do the killing and torture.  

Southern leaders who boasted of killing, issued War Ultimatums, and got crowds cheering by ISIS like ranting of GOD wants us to punish the black race and spread slavery,  would show their own cowardice later.  They not only survived the war nicely, after sending fools to their death, they would later never dare make those announcements again.  Never claim later they should kill to spread slavery.

Rather, by and large, Southern leaders later claimed just the opposite of what they claimed before the war -- that they would spread slavery for GOD to the entire US, for example.  That they were obeying the will of GOD to enslave and force slavery where it was rejected and outlawed already.  Things they bragged about, to cheering crowds, and in their own publications, have never been taken seriously by cowardly or stupid historians later.

We hope to change that. 

Southern leaders themselves thought it was highly important to boast of killing to spread slavery, of pumping up paid men to cheer before the killing sprees, etc. 

So if they thought themselves it was important, why on earth have Foner and the like not even mentioned it, in any clear way?

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We will get to Senator Atchison -- the man who got the Kansas Act passed -- in a minute. But Jeff Davis himself boasted of killing to spread slavery, yes, he did.  Again, and again, and again, officially and in person, Southern leaders boasted of killing to spread slavery.

And to spread it against state's rights, not with a state's consent.  Let me be very clear, they boasted of killing to spread slavery against states rights.

After the war, and ever since, Southern apologists dare not say and boast about what they said and boasted of before.   We are taught this stupid and false meme, this myth, that Southern leaders cared about state's rights.

When you learn their FULL quotes and their actions, you will see,  they were proud as they could possibly be, as clear as they knew how to be, that they were killing to spread slavery 1856 on

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SOuthern leaders were not shy about it.  Southern leaders -- including Jefferson Davis -- boasted, each in their own way, about killing to spread slavery.





See Jeff Davis boast of invading the North to spread slavery IN THE NORTH.   Very clear.   

Very clear -- we will by force of arms invade the North and enslave all blacks in the NORTH, perpetually.   

Davis even said he issued this address "so their would be no confusion"   in the future.

Bet you didn't know that?  It's his own official "Address to the People of the Free States. "


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SURPRISED ABSOLUTELY NO ONE

But even before Davis boasted about killing to enslave blacks in the NORTH -- he and other Southern leaders were boasting of killing to spread slavery, even before Lincoln ran for President.

So no one alive in 1856,  1861, or 1863 were surprised whatsoever at Southern leaders loud, proud, clear and repeated promises of more killing, more violence, more torture (see below) to SPREAD slavery.


Even before Lincoln ran for Senate, in 1858, South leaders were boasting of killing to spread slavery.  Not only boasting of it, actually killing to spread slavery.

Almost every "history" teacher in the US was taught the goofy illusion that somehow slavery spread by consent of the white public- - nonsense.  Slavery always spread by violence, each and every time it spread, and the Civil War was, as the South promised, about killing to SPREAD slavery.

Their speeches, their actions, and their own War Ultimatums prove it.   

AGAINST STATES RIGHTS

In fact, until the South lost, Southern leaders boasted of killing (yes killing) to spread slavery -- and spread it against states rights.  When Kansas rejected slavery by 90 and 95% vote, and tried to be officially a free state, Jeff Davis, Stephen A Douglas, and David Rice Atchison did all they could to kill (or have killed) enough people in Kansas that Kansas would give in and accept slavery.

The entire idea of sending killers to Kansas came when Kansas citizens overwhelmingly rejected slavery.

So it was not for "state's rights"  that Southern leaders sent killers to Kansas.  It was to STOP states rights. Not sorta. Not kinda, not in a way.

And it's time you learned.

 Remember this --Southern leaders -- until they lost -- bragged that they were killing to spread slavery.  See below. Check the sources.  See their own publications at the time, their own War Ultimatums, their own books, their own official addresses,  and their own speeches.

  It's a shame, and stupid, that we do not teach this in every school in USA.  Because that is not only what happened, that is what started the US Civil War.

SOuthern leaders killing --and bragging of killing -- to spread slavery started the US Civil War.

And --they even bragged about starting the war, as you will see. 

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The single most important thing not taught in US schools about the Civil War is that Kansas citizens were 90 and 95% against slavery when Southern leaders sent 2000 killers (or so) to Kansas to kill and terrorize the citizens there to accept slavery.

And it almost worked. 


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If you never heard a of this man - David Rice Atchison -- slap your history teacher. And slap Ken Burns.   It's not your fault. 

  Even Ken Burns did not mention him, his killing sprees, his war ultimatums, nor his role in passing Kansas Act.  If ever there was a time to teach who Southern leaders killed, and what they boasted of till they lost, it was Burn's otherwise excellent documentary film.

  So of course Ken Burns was not going to tell you (because Shelby Foote didn't tell him) about Atchison's boasting of killing to spread slavery "FOR THE ENTIRE SOUTH" .
Not keep slavery -- hell no. But to SPREAD slavery into Kansas and all the West.  He almost got it done. 
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If you think the Civil War started in 1861, after Lincoln was election, it's not your fault you are stupid about that.

That's  the way it's taught.  But it's not true.

Southern leaders did not only BRAG they were killing to spread slavery, and called it a war to spread slavery -- they were actually killing to spread slavery.

Let me repeat that.

They BRAGGED they were at war already. They called it war. 

They BRAGGED they were killing already - killing to spread slavery.

They BRAGGED they would keep killing until slavery was spread (yes, read their speeches and official documents) to all of the West and blacks were enslaved in the NORTH.

IN THE NORTH.

ENSLAVE BLACKS IN THE NORTH





This is how stupid -- yes stupid -- our country has become, because Southern crybabies and apologist have never let the really ugly truth be taught in our schools.  Southern school boards, to an astonishing extent, have vetoed any candid mention of Southern War Ultimatums, Southern leaders killing sprees, their boasting about killing to spread slavery, on and on.

Never mind that at the time they were killing, and promising endless violence (yes, they did) to spread slavery (not keep slavery, to SPREAD slavery) they were proud of it. 

After they lost, it was an entirely different story.   Oh no - we wanted peace. (They were boasting about killing)

Oh no, we wanted states rights. (They sent over 2000 killers to Kansas to stop states rights)


WHY BURNS MISSED IT

"You only know what you are told."  

Burns actually has a lot of company.  Most history teachers could not -- for their life -- tell you who Sumner was speaking about for two days,  in the "Crimes Against Kansas Speech."

Very basic -- the Crimes Against Kansas speech, most history teachers will act as if OF COURSE they know it!    No, I have yet to meet any that know.  Read the speech, he was speaking, for hour upon hour, of the killings, and tortures, done by the men led by Atchison.

And Sumner named  him.

And Sumner made it clear Douglas was his partner in passing Kansas Act. 

And Sumner gave detail, after detail, after detail -- for two days -- about the Crimes -- done by ATCHISON AND HIS MEN.

So most "history teachers"  at least in high school simply don't know.  They may mention Crimes Against Kansas speech, but stupidly don't know what specifically Sumner was saying.

Hilariously -- I run into "history teachers" -- even Phds-- who assure me the read the Crimes Against Kansas Speech.   Yet they may not know even who gave the speech!

And I have yet to met one -- even one -- who knows Sumner was talking for hours about David Rice Atchison, and his killers, and their killings and tortures.

This is not the only basic thing missed by "history teachers". 

I've yet to meet a history teacher that knows Davis officially promised to invade the North and enslave all blacks there -- in perpetuity no less. 

So of course they don't know Jeff Davis sent Atchison to Kansas in the first place. And don't know Atchison was officially Jeff Davis "General of Law and Order" in Kansas, paid Atchison, and paid his men.

Very basic stuff, not trivia.  Southern leaders send killers to Kansas, pay them, led by the man who passed Kansas Act -- and they don't know?

So Burns is not extra dumb.  He just let Foote fool him.  Not just about this, but about everything. 


 Davis own official addresses, and anything else that showed Southern leaders boasting of killing to spread slavery -- until they lost. 

 Potter  is not the only one who "forgets"  to mention Southern War Ultimatums,  and Jeff Davis own clear official address to people of the North, and other Southern leaders boasting they killed to spread slavery -- and spread it against state's rights.


Kind of a big deal. Southern leaders own official documents, own War Ultimatums, even in their own books, then and later, for the killings. 

  Do historians think Davis and others were kidding?

Do they think Toombs, Davis, Atchison were pulling a gag? 

Hard to say, because such historians seems to simply repeat the echo chamber from each other, and add their own two cents, but never add the basic facts.  

 Facts  are a big deal in history -- who knew?

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It was Southern leaders who boasted of killing to spread slavery.  For some bizarre reason, "historians" often omit such boasting and the killings done to make the boasts.  It was not just boasting, remember this -- they actually killed and boasted of killing to spread slavery.

Until they lost.

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Burns otherwise powerful documentary was nearly wasted by the first ten minutes -- because not one word about Southern War Ultimatums. 

Not one word about Southern War Ultimatums.

Not one word about the deaths of hundreds -- if not thousands -- in the relentless spread of slavery from 1800 on.  

Most people (even most "history" teachers) don't seem to grasp how ISIS like extreme slave power was.   Slavery was always spread by killing, torture, and terror.  Slavery never spread in any other way. 

Furthermore, Southern leaders were proud of it, as you will see.

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STATES RIGHTS NONSENSE.

"Exposed by the the telegraph, ignored by historians."

Over and over, even in Burns documentary, are the words "state's rights".   Yes, Southern leaders mentioned states rights early on -- but when Kansas openly rejected slavery,  Southern leaders instantly did 180% flip flop.  Now, according to Jefferson Davis himself, "state's rights"  was not about slavery.  


In fact, Southern War Ultimatums (yes, war ultimatums)  were emphatically and clearly against states rights to reject slavery.  Kansas (already a free state by the time of Jeff Davis War Ultimatums)  must -- must by promise of war -- accept and protect slavery.

Yes, Jeff Davis was well aware Kansas was a free state, officially and by  repeated votes to reject slavery.



Kansas rejection of slavery, said Jeff Davis, was "intolerable" and the justification for all that followed -- meaning the killing, terrorizing and all efforts to spread slavery by any means. Yes, any means. 

Don't believe that?   Good -- never believe anything until you get solid verification. 

Concerning Southern leaders killing to spread slavery -- remember something.  They were not ashamed of it, in fact they were proud of it, until they lost.

Here is Jeff Davis boasting of killing (by force of arms) to invade the North and enslave all blacks IN THE NORTH.  Not at all surprising --Davis had spent years defending and advocating the spread of slavery, either for white survival, or for GOD, or for "Southern Rights" (notice, not state's rights, Davis actually sent killers to prevent state's rights, and to enforce what he called "Southern rights".


Davis  wrote the address to people of the free states -- promising to invade the North and enslave blacks in the North -- "so there would be no misunderstanding the the future."


Davis would probably laugh if he came back today and found people thought anything other than he was killing to spread slavery.   He did  not admit it, other Southern leaders did not admit it, they boasted of it, till they lost. 
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WHY BURNS NEVER MENTIONED IT?

Burns did not know. No one told him.  Foote never mentioned these facts candidly in his entire life -- though Foote knew them well.  Virtually every "Southern apologist" know Southern War Ultimatums and how Jeff Davis sent over 2000 killers to Kansas to force slavery down the throats of white citizens there. 

 Everyone remotely interested or knowledgeable about US Civil War should know that Atchison  -- the man in Kansas bragging of killing to spread slavery there -- was the guy who passed Kansas Act.   And Atchison boasted of it.

Atchison boasted of passing Kansas Act, and boasted of the killing and terrorizing in Kansas.  Remember that, he boasted about bout.

But did Burns even mention Atchison?  No.

Did he mention Kansas Act?   Only in a way that made his viewers stupid about it, not informed, thanks to Foote.

Not one word about Atchison passing Kansas Act and going immediately to Kansas and starting terrorizing later killing, and all the while, Atchison boasted of it.

Furthermore Atchison worked officially for Jeff Davis. He and his men were paid by Jeff Davis, then Secretary of War.   Atchison sent reports to, and received money from, Jeff Davis for these killing sprees.

And they were killing sprees -- not efforts to persuade people in Kansas to allow slavery. From the first hour after he reached Kansas, Atchison was all about force and terror.

Latter killing, torture, drowning, and hanging. And it almost worked to push Kansas into slavery.

Burns trusted Jeff Davis apologist Shelby Foote.  Big mistake. 
If you read this fully, you will probably see why a Jeff Davis fan like Foote "forgot" to mention a few things.  Two of those things are Atchison and anything candid about Kansas Act.

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ATCHISON BIG MOVE IN SENATE.....

If any US text book mentions Atchison at all,  or if high school teachers bring up his name,  they usually  use his name a trivia -- Atchison was arguably President for one day.

No he was not.  Why no mention of Atchison as the Senator who got Kansas Act passed, rushed to Kansas (according to witnesses)  and there started terrorizing, later killing to spread slavery

Given that Atchison boasted of it,  repeatedly,  it's astonishing we gloss over Atchison working for Jeff Davis and killing to spread slavery against states rights in Kansas and beyond.

He was the US Senator that personally got Kansas Act passed, then rushed to Kansas and started terrorizing, later killing, to force slavery into Kansas and beyond.  Not kinda.

Not sorta.  

Not in a way.  And he bragged about it.  He bragged about killing to spread slavery.
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Atchison was the President Pro Temp of the Senate.

Once in Kansas, he was paid by, and reported to Jefferson Davis personally. Not secretly at all - Jeff Davis officially named Atchison "General of Law and Order in Kansas".

Nor did Atchison simply go around killing folks -- first he terrorized enough that he could create his own "Bogus Legislature" that made it a crime (yes a crime) to speak publically against slavery in any newspaper.   

Then Atchison started killing folks (or had his paid men do so)..


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WHERE DID ATCHISON COME FROM? 

 Atchison and Stephen A Douglas.

Political parters and business parterns.

Douglas supported Atchison enthusiastically until  the voters in Illinois found out what Atchison did, with Douglas's help 


Before Atchison went to Kansas, while  he was still US Senator, he could, and did,  force Stephen A Douglas (who first refused) to sponsor and push through the Kansas Act.  Atchison let Douglas know he'd lose his very lucrative and powerful Chairmanship of the Committee on Kansas, the source of most of Atchison's patronage power.

  Like so many other things Atchison did -- he boasted of that too.  He did not want Douglas to take the credit for Kansas Act..... he had forced Douglas to do it. 

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MAKING PRESIDENT PEIRCE SIGN 



 After Kansas Act passed (Atchison, Douglas, and Jefferson Davis personally made sure the President signed it first) Atchison vanished from Washington and weeks later was in Kansas terrorizing.

Let me repeat that -- Atchison, Douglas, and Jefferson Davis personally went to see President Pierce. They "explained"  to Pierce  how Kansas Act would let people be "perfectly free" to decide slavery themselves.

Pierce had no other information before him, other than what these three men told him.   

No other single fact is more ignored -- stupidly ignored -- in US history.  The man that got Kansas Act passed (and bragged he did so) then went to Kansas immediately, and there started terrorizing, later killing, to spread slavery against state's rights.

Kansas citizens were overwhelmingly against slavery.  Again and again Stephen A Douglas told the public they had nothing to worry about -- Kansas citizens were against slavery, everyone knew it.  They would not support slavery. But he wanted them to have "the perfect right" to vote on slavery.

Then Atchision personally went to Kansas and started terrorizing, later killing, to force slavery into Kansas against the votes and wishes of the people.

And it almost worked.

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DAVIS DOUGLAS AND ATCHISON PLAY PIERCE

President Pierce had no other information but from Davis, Atchison, and Jefferson Davis.  They convinced the gullible Pierce that  not only were Kansas citizens going to be "perfectly free" to decide slavery -- they convinced him that thousands of radical abolitionist were committing violence in Kansas.   Future presidents would know better -- but Pierce was completely fooled.

Atchison -- the man with over 2000 hired killers -- became in Pierce's view a peaceful honorable man who only wanted the people of Kansas to be left alone to decide slavery themselves.

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ALMOST WAS ENOUGH

The true "information age".

Kansas Act was subterfuge, and exposed so repeatedly, by thousands of people, including Lincoln in the Lincoln Douglas debates.  Over and over Lincoln exposed the Kansas Act as a fraud, subterfuge.

The actions by Southern leaders proved that -- the speeches by Southern leaders boasted about it. Kansas Act was "the first step" to spread slavery where the South had before promised not to spread slavery, if they were allowed to spread slavery unfettered below the geographic line they set.


Atchison was proud of his role in forcing slavery into Kansas. He boasted of it, repeatedly, clearly, in his own publications, his own speeches



Citizens of Kansas wanted nothing to do with slavery, 95%  vote against slavery proved that before Atchison even got to Kansas.  Atchison was well aware most citizens of Kansas were against slavery -- that's why he had to use violence, that is why he hired 2000 men over the years, that what the whole point of Kansas Act -- to force slavery into Kansas by a ruse of claiming it was "giving the citizens of Kansas the perfect right" to decide themselves.

Idiotically most "history teachers" and text will refer to Kansas Act as an attempt to bring "popular sovereignty"  to Kansas.  Quite the opposite.  

   To claim Kansas Act was about popular sovereignty is like saying a guy that robs a bank actually went in the lobby to make a withdrawal.   It is really that stupid.

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WHEN DID THE SOUTH ISSUE WAR ULTIMATUMS?

The South issued war ultimatums at least twice. One in 1856, via Atchison speeches and killing sprees to that effect, and a second set of war ultimatums in April of 1861.   Kansas became, officially, a free state before April of 1861, and everyone of course knew it was by then a free state.

Jeff Davis issued his own promise to push slavery into the North -- see below.  He also insisted for the rest of his life Kansas had no right to reject slavery -- because of Dred Scott. See more about Davis "logic"  that Kansas had no right to reject slavery, even if 90% of the citizens there were against it. 


The "intolerable grievance"according to  Davis, writing in his own book, was the resistance to slavery in Kansas.




Southern leaders did not care -- they issued a second set of war ultimatums- - boasts in Southern papers --that Kansas must accept slavery anyway.  Even though they were a free state.  Even though the citizens rejected slavery by 90 and 95%  votes.


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ATCHISON DID NOT START OUT KILLING

Atchison did not start out killing.  He started out by getting Missouri men -- paying them -- to quickly invade Kansas and set up what we now call "bogus legislature".



Had Atchison gone to Kansas two years sooner, this might have worked.   But first he had to pass the Kansas Act, so he did.  Then he had to get to Kansas and hire the Missouri men to invade. 

When terrorizing did not work, when the bogus legislature did not work, he hired men to start killing.  The men from Missouri did not seem to stick around, Atchison had too few men.



So Atchison took out newspaper ads in Texas and South Carolina.  He made it clear the job was to kill, even in the ads themselves. 
Atchison worked for -- and sent reports to -- Jefferson Davis.
He destroyed all his correspondence he could during the Civil War.
This report remains. 


Atchison  bragged about it. Let me repeat that -- Atchison was unique in that he would brag about things, in public, that others only bragged about in private, or said in a more delicate way.

Atchison  boasted of who paid  him. And boasted he was going to spread slavery not only into Kansas, but into all the West.






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WHY USE FORCE?

Why use force and terror (later killing)  to push  slavery down the throat of a "Freesoiler" -- meaning citizens of Kansas?

Atchison and Stephen A Douglas repeatedly, emphatically, insisted no one believed Kansas citizens would vote for slavery.   They just wanted to make it official -- to undo the "Compromise of 1850"  that forbad slavery North of a geographic line, but allowed it below that line. 

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PERFECTLY FREE -

Of course slavery would be rejected by the people of Kansas, Douglas insisted.  So why not let white males in Kansas "be perfectly free" to decide officially, not by some "silly line" drawn on a map.

Ninety percent  of the citizens of Kansas were against slavery. Douglas put the number higher -- 95% of the people in Kansas were anti-slavery and it was well known. 

We just insist on the RIGHT of citizens there to actually vote on it.

Clearly, however, Atchison's rush to Kansas immediately, and his violence there,  showed anyone who cared to see that the folks who passed Kansas Act, as Lincoln said repeatedly, had done a monstrous fraud.   Rather than allow people there to decide, actually slave power had created a ruse to (once again) spread slavery by violence. 

Idiotically --  stupidly -- we often teach the Kansas Act in our US text books as some kind of effort to spread "popular sovereignty".  Nothing could be more Orwellian or false. Lincoln pointed this out hundreds of times in various ways.

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HOW WELL KNOWN AT THE TIME?





Just given how extremely well known Atchison was at the time -- for invading Kansas and there killing and terrorizing -- makes it all the more surprising people are stupid enough to think Atchison is famous for being president for one day.

Not only was he not President for a day, and not only was he the guy who got Kansas Act passed, and not only was he the guy that then rushed to Kansas to terrorize, latter kill to spread slavery, and not only did he brag about that repeatedly,  even mildly competention high school history teachers likely teach the "Crimes against Kansas  Speech.

Guess who the Crimes Against Kansas Speech was about?

It was about David Rice Atchison and his men, how he passed Kansas Act then rushed to Kansas then started terrorizing, later killing to spread slavery, and bragging about it.

Sound familiar?

Take a look at the drawing of that day -- Sumner being beaten almost to death on the Senate floor.

Do you see the man in back ground laughing?  Guess who that is?

That's Stephen A Douglas, who sat by and laughed as Sumner was beaten.  Douglas had told Sumner he should be kicked to death the day before.   It's very likely Douglas had something to do with letting in the Senate chamber the man who did the beating.  There is no doubt Douglas sat by laughing.

Read the Crimes Against Kansas Speech.  It is 100% about the killings and tortures done by Atchison and his name.

So it's hard to believe how little attention he gets now.  Absurdly, there are courses taught in college on the Crimes Against Kansas speech.  The course outline of the course I saw did not even mention Atchison -- but the speech was about him and his men.

And the course outline did not mention Stephen A Douglas sat by and laughed.  Nor did it mention Douglas passed Kansas Act because of pressure from Atchison.

See -- you really need all the facts if you are going to teach history, otherwise your students are dumber for your effort.

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ATCHISON NOT THE ONLY ONE

HE WAS JUST THE OFFICIAL LEADER 


Atchison was not the only one to boast in Kansas of killing to spread slavery,.   Dozens of other folks -- working with Atchison, getting paid by him and Jefferson Davis (yes, they were paid by Jefferson Davis, according to Atchison himself) 

"We will continue to lynch and hang, tar and feather, and drown every white-livered abolitionist who dares pollute our soil."


  

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WHY  USE VIOLENCE?  IT WORKED
FOR A WHILE 
 QUESTION  Ninety percent of Kansas citizens were against slavery, maybe 95%.   So how on on earth, at first, did Atchison have such an easy time of pushing slavery into Kansas?  
 ANSWER  Because at first the white males of Kansas, almost all farmers, were not even armed.  

 More importantly, Jeff Davis was Secretary of War -- he had sent Atchison to Kansas.  Stephen A Douglas was Chairman of the Committee on Kansas Territory.  They both backed Atchison, and both convinced the President that the Kansas Citizens were ruthless and violent, and should be arrested. 

 It was a very good plan -- pretend to open up slavery for a vote, then kill to stop voters.  With Jeff Davis controlling goofy President Pierce, and Stephen A Douglas partners with Atchison, the people of Kansas were labelled the outlaws..  And they had no one to lead them in fighting back.

Atchison - Douglas -Davis combination was going to win, going to force slavery down the throats of Kansas and beyond, never mind that 90% of white citizens there were against it.

Then John Brown fought back and scared the shit out of the hired killers.

Atchison -Davis-  Douglas efforts to force slavery into Kansas failed because 95% of the people there were against slavery.  If only 70 or 80% were against slavery, that would not be enough.

Atchison could not sustain enough violence long enough, could not pay the killers for years.  Jeff Davis was out as Secretary of War in 1858, and Stephen Douglas was out as Chairman of the very powerful committee on Kansas Territory.


Pierce was no longer President. 

And one more "detail".  A man name John Brown showed up,  and showed how to fight back against Atchison's men.

 That's another story. 
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ONCE ATCHISON GOT THERE

Once  Atchison got to Kansas, he threw away pretense of letting the people vote in any honest way. Quite the opposite, he boasted -- boasted -- let me repeat that -- boasted he was killing to spread slavery there.

He would not just spread slavery into Kansas Territory -- he would spread it to all of the West.





Survivors of Senator Atchison's first invasion of Lawrence.

Atchison invaded Kansas to arrest those who published anti slavery newspaper.  

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Atchison made his hired men promise to kill that day.

 Jefferson Davis paid the men, per Atchison's own boasting. 

Atchison was sent to Kansas by Jeff Davis. Jeff Davis explained later why killing was justified in Kansas, even if 90% of the citizens there were against slavery. 


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What was common knowledge at the time -- what Southern leaders themselves bragged about,  is oddly missing from US text books. 

Southern leaders actually boasted of killing to spread slavery.   They did not mumble.  They did not whisper.  They boasted of it. 

Loudly and proudly..... until they lost.

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NOT A FEW NUTS  -- THE TOP LEADERS

When people see the speeches, books, documents and boasting by Southern leaders, (boasting of starting the war, boasting of killing, boasting of their goal to spread slavery AGAINST states rights)  a typical reaction is this 

  "Oh you have extremist in every group".

Well true.  But in this case the extremist were in charge and doing -- or hiring others to do -- the killings.
After they lost, understandably, those who boasting (like Jeff Davis, see below) of killing to spread slavery would never boast of such things again.  

Davis was very specific  until the South lost.  They were at war to SPREAD slavery into places that did not want slavery, and were already free states.




Davis address to the people of the free states seems to shock people now -- it shocked no one at the time.  He not only promised in this address to invade the North and enslave blacks there -- he ordered Lee to do so, which Lee did.   Yes, Lee, exactly as Jeff Davis promised in the address in January, did as invade the North, did capture free blacks and did turn them into slavers.. or as Jeff Davis put it in his clever way "put them back on the slave status forever".



Killing to spread slavery was not news to anyone alive, North or South, by 1860.   The justification for killing to spread slavery was well known -  it was GOD's will.  

And because of Dred Scott decision -- per Jeff Davis himself - the United States Supreme Court had ordered -- yes ordered -- that slaves were not human beings but property, and that the federal government must PROTECT slavery.

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Southern own War Ultimatums were exactly in line -- Kansas, though by then a free state accepted as such by Congress and President Buchanan officially, MUST accept and protect slavery.

Never mind that 90% of the citizens in Kansas had rejected slavery.

Never mind that Kansas was officially a free state.




Kansas MUST accept and respect slavery.   That was not a suggestion.

That was not a preference. 

Davis specifically wrote about it -- the resistance to slavery in Kansas was the "intolerable grievance."   Remember this -- he wrote this and sent killers into Kansas knowing full well Kansas citizens became a free state, and Kansas rejected slavery by repeated votes of 90% and 95%.

Southern leaders completely and violently  rejected states rights to keep slavery out when Kansas rejected slavery.

 State's rights was a term they had used occasionally  to excuse slavery  ---  but when state's started to reject slavery, Southern leaders immediately rejected state's rights regarding slavery.  And Jeff Davis explained the "logic" of rejected states rights in his own book.  We show you the exact page where he explained it. 
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Already killing (officially) 1856 on.

 Unofficial killing and terror had been going on for decades. 

The South (those in control of it, "slave power" if you will)  was already waging, already bragging about, already killing for decades leading up to 1856.

1856 was a "big deal"  because that is when US Senator Atchison officially took over, named by Jefferson Davis then Secretary of War, as "General of Law and Order". But Atchison had been in Kansas for two years already.  He went to Kansas immediately after passing the Kansas Act in 1854

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KANSAS CITIZENS ALWAYS AGAINST SLAVERY


As Stephen A Douglas said repeatedly, no one believes Kansas citizens wanted slavery.  Specifically he estimated 95% of citizens in Kansas would reject slavery (and he was right).    But he and the co sponsor of Kansas Act (Atchison) claimed they simply wanted the official right of the people there to decide.

Which of course turned out to be the violent fraud critics claim.  Atchison immediately went to Kansas and started terrorizing -- later killing to spread slavery and silence any public speech or newspapers against slavery.






Kansas repeatedly voted against slavery. No one even pretended the citizens of Kansas wanted slavery.   US Senator Atchison and Stephen Douglas passed the Kansas Act under the fraud of letting the people of Kansas "perfectly free"  to decide slavery themselves.

When Kansas citizens DID decide slavery - they rejected it overwhelmingly.  Atchison, the Senator who passed Kansas Act, immediately left for Kansas, and when soon there, started terrorizing, and later killing, to spread slavery.

 In fact, the war to spread slavery was going on for decades -- just now, with Dred Scott decision, Southern leaders did not have to rely on sermons about GOD's will.  Now they had the official right, according to Jeff Davis himself.  That was Jeff Davis justification -- remember that -- in his own book.  Not someone else, that was Jeff Davis own justification in his own book.

Justification for what? 

For the War Ultimatums. For invading the North as he boasted of.  For Atchison's killing sprees in Kansas.   And for much more. 



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SLAVE POWER

ALWAYS VIOLENT. ALWAYS 

Slavery was always started, spread, and maintained by violence -- violence against the slaves, but also by torture and killing of whites who got in the way. You could be tortured just for owning the wrong book in the South and in Kansas, for example. 

Lincoln explained this -- but hundreds of others did too. You could hardly be alive in the continental United States after 1800 and not know the ISIS like violence used to spread slavery over and over and over.  Sadly, this is not taught in our schools, at least not in candid terms.

For example no US text book that we have found in five years have even mentioned Southern War Ultimatums, much less shown them.  Yet Southern leaders were proud of them.  The Southern War Ultimatums were well know.  Jefferson Davis himself boasted of using violence to spread slavery NORTH.  Why not teach what these men boasted of, and did?




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"The South was already at war, already killing, and already bragging about killing to spread slavery, long before Lincoln even ran for Senate. "

Most people -- even "history teachers"   tell you the Civil War started after Lincoln was elected.    Not even close.

Southern leaders themselves -- remember this - Southern leaders themselves boasted they were at war (yes they used the word "war" ) and bragged they would keep killing until slavery was spread to all of Kansas and the West -- including into California and Oregon, already free states.

Not some nuts in a bar.

Not some idle boast. 

Atchison boasted of it -- and did it. 

And it almost worked.

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David Rice Atchison was  more important, and better known, than Lincoln until Lincoln ran for Senate.  

In fact, Atchison was the most powerful man in the Senate --and left the Senate to go to Kansas.  There, in Kansas, Atchison hired over time over 2000 men, with money supplied by Jefferson Davis.  

Atchison's speech to his men in far more important to know that Lincoln's Gettysburg address, to understand the Civil War.

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Atchison's speech to his paid killers in Kansas  would surprise no one in 1854.  It was more clear, more boastful, but very much in line with Southern leaders boasts of spreading slavery.  
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A basic truth of the 1850's -- long whitewashed now -- is that Southern leaders were not only killing to spread slavery, they were boasting of it.  They even issued War Ultimatums.

But more than talk, Southern leaders sent over 2000 killers to Kansas, when Kansas citizens rejected slavery and were about to become a free state.

Atchison - Davis Rice Atchison -- is the guy who 

Got Kansas Act passed

Went to Kansas and started killing

Boasted of killing.

Issued War Ultimatums.

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In 1856  - he was not just killing to spread slavery, he was bragging about it.  Not kinda, not sorta, not in a way.

See not only his full speeches, but his own newspapers, his own reports to Jeff Davis, his own supporters who also bragged they were killing to spread slavery.







 Reunion for survivors for one of Atchison's raids,  1895

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Note: I put links to original sources in this post.







Atchison promised to spread slavery all the way to the Pacific, including into states and territories that were already free states, or already territories that were clearly against slavery.





KANSAS citizens were against slavery -- by repeated votes, of 90 and 95%.   Atchison and Douglas both admitted the people of Kansas were against slavery.

So if anyone dares tell you the South was for state's rights, ask them what Southern War Ultimatums were, and who David Rice Atchison was.

Then give them this information.

Atchison went to Kansas after he passed Kansas Act, and immediately started terrorizing, later killing, to spread slavery there -- against states rights, against popular sovereignty.

It almost worked.  And it led directly to the US Civil War.


Constitutionally required?

Not allowed -- required.  The Constitution required Atchison go to Kansas and force slavery there. 

Why?  Because of Dred Scott decision -- that's why.

Most insane of all -- Dred Scott decision came after two of Atchison's invasions and killing sprees in Kansas.  Jeff Davis simply "forgot" to mention that in his book, when he justified Atchison's actions in Kansas. 


Are you beginning to see how our "text books"  and "historians" like Foner and McPherson are pushing whitewashed bullshit that does not candidly tell the public who killed who, and why?   Nor do our text books show the justification for these killing sprees, in any candid way. 


Kansas Act "mere deceitful pretense for the benefit of slavery,"  Abraham Lincoln.


 Nothing could prove Kansas Act more than Atchison himself, after passing Kansas Act, he rushed  personally to Kansas, and there starting his reign of terror that led direction to the US Civil War.

How the hell -- I want to know -- how the hell do you miss this?  

No one missed it at the time. Yet show me any US text book that even mentions it, much less shows it as a basic fact, indispensable in understanding Lincoln, slavery, the Civil War, the South, and US history. 


Idiotically today we often see Kansas Act as something to do with Stephen A Douglas effort to get "popular sovereignty"  into Kansas, and let the people there decide.   What a crock of crap.

Given what Atchison did- - with Douglas help -- it takes a special kind of stupid to say or write such a thing.  Yet it's often taught that way.

 Kansas Act was not just a political ruse, it was a violent and cruel effort to kill enough people in Kansas to frighten the others from even speaking against slavery --  yes, even speaking against slavery in public, Atchison's men made that against the law. Kansas act was part of the endless violence  and means "foul and more foul"  to spread slavery against the will of the white people.  Atchison and Davis were deliberately - and proudly -- using violence to force slavery into Kansas were citizens had voted, and would continue to vote, against slavery by 90%  and more.

   

Remember, Davis supported Atchison. By support I mean he paid Atchison, paid Atchison's men, and gave Atchison the official title  "General of Law and Order in Kansas Territory"


 ATCHISON WAS NOT SOME NUT

HE IS THE SENATOR WHO PASSED KANSAS ACT 


Why is the Kansas Act So Important?

To most Americans, the Kansas Act is one fact in a multiple choice test their senior year in high school.

Atchison got the Kansas Act passed because it let the South kill to spread slavery into Kansas by a ruse -- a trick. 

Supposedly, Atchison passed Kansas Act to give the citizens of Kansas  the "perfect right"  to vote slavery up or down. 

Yet as soon as Atchison (and Stephen A Douglas)  passed Kansas Act, Atchison personally (remember this) went to Kansas and started terrorizing, later killing, to STOP citizen in Kansas from voting against slavery.

But until the Kansas Act, slavery was simply outlawed in Kansas and the West because the South got Compromise of 1850.  The South doubled the size of slavery in the "Compromise"  but now wanted Kansas and the West.

The agreement they just pushed through (Compromise of 1850) so they could double the size of slavery was not good enough.   Bet no one ever told you that, but this is exactly why the North was so upset.  The South had said, in effect, we want 2/3 of the land in the continent to be for slavery. Yes, slavery was, by the Compromise of 1859, in about 2/3 of USA land mass. 

But now they wanted more -- they wanted Kansas and Nebraska, and California, and Oregon. 

Why the hell this is not taught this way, I don't know.  But that is what Compromise of 1850 was (as Lincoln once said "what compromise")  a Southern demand.  They got that, at the point of a gun, they promised war if they did not get that.

Kansas Act - 1854 - was the only way South could get slavery into the rest of the West.   They pretended Kansas Act was to let the people decide.

But then Atchison went to Kansas, after he got Kansas Act passed, and terrorized, later killed, to spread slavery.

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So when Jeff Davis said everything Atchison did was "required"  that means the killings, the tortures, the arrests, were, to Davis, justified.  Also, shutting down by violence any newspaper against slavery  (was was done in the South) was "constitutionally required".

Nothing -- nothing -- is more basic than this.  The Kansas Act, as you will see, is why Lincoln got back in politics. If you don't understand Kansas Act, and how Atchison passed it, then went to Kansas and started terrorizing, later killing, to spread slavery there, go slap your teacher.

This was basic. And should have always been taught.

Atchison is the guy who passed Kansas Act. He not only passed  it -- Atchison, Jeff Davis, and Stephen A Douglas personally took the Kansas Act to President Pierce to sign.

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ASK YOUR TEACHER.

THEY WON'T HAVE A CLUE.

The most basic fact that led to the Civil War was the Kansas Act -- and Atchison going to Kansas after he passed it, and there killing to spread slavery, and promising endless violence to spread slavery to the entire West.

That information is not in a single  history text book in the US, as far as we know. Not one.

Nor is your history teacher likely to tell you -- they don't know.  This was common knowledge at the time.


Not only did Jefferson Davis support Atchison, and pay him, and pay Atchison's men (see the speech),   Jefferson Davis himself issued a formal address to people of the North, boasting he was going to "by force of arms" invade the North and enslave all blacks in the North.

How in the hell are these things left OUT of our US text books?

Southern War Ultimatums -- not in US text books.

Atchison killing sprees -- not in US text books.

Atchison's speeches bragging about killing sprees -- not in us text books. 

Jeff Davis boasting of invading North  to install slavery there -- not in US text books.



Let me repeat that --Jefferson Davis himself issued formal address to people of the North justifying his plan to invade the North and enslave free blacks IN THE NORTH.

In fact, not long after this address, Robert E Lee did exactly that.  Lee invaded the North, grabbed hundreds, if not thousands of free blacks in the North, and took them South.

 See proof, though this paper calls it "The invasions of Pennsylvania"  and does not specifically say Lee's troops did this at his order,  because of Davis address to people of the free states, it's silly to think the soldiers invaded the North on their own whim, and on that same whim grabbed hundreds of blacks (exactly as Davis said he would) and turn them into slaves. Or as Davis said "return them to the status of Helotism"

 And that came down from Jefferson Davis, per this address.  

So not only did the South boast of these things -- they did these things. 

It's not my fault no one told you.  

That mind sound bizarre to you -- but Davis and other Southern leaders had made it clear, it was unconstitutional to keep slavery out of Kansas, even after Kansas voted 95% against slavery.





Southern leaders did not just ADMIT they were invading and killing to spread slavery, they bragged about it.
 
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SLAVE OWNERS AS VICTIMS



SLAVES AS LUCKY ONES

"Here alone I am molested, I have no security, or tranquility..... my countrymen, do you hear me or not (the crowd cheers)

We will be exterminated if we can not spread slavery

Lincoln would destroy the white race. 

The North tries to force us to sting ourselves to death -(not not spreading slavery)

Exceedingly common -- but also not taught today -- is how Southern leaders brought crowds to their feet, screaming and eager for revenge on the North. By the time Lincoln was elected, not only was South at war already for five years in Kansas and the West, but the "propaganda"  war was in full swing.

The average Southern White male --while he did not own slaves -- was told 1000 times that their daughters would have to sleep with "Niggers"  and the white race "will be exterminated".

This is why LIncoln, over, and over and over, and over, tried to assure the South, and anyone who would listen, he had no authority or warrant or inclination to force the South to do anything.  

There was but ONE issue -- ONE only, Lincoln said.

The spread of slavery.  He would not allow the illegal spread of slavery.  He said this hundreds of times in speeches.  Maybe thousands of times.  Here, he wrote it. 


 "You think slavery ought to be extended - I do not."

Remember this -- Southern leaders made this very very clear, even more often than Lincoln made it clear.

We have every right to expand slavery -- and our lives depend on it.

In fact, if you could not do this type of rhetoric, you simply did not get leadership in the South.

The slave OWNER was the one that suffered. The slave was fortunate to be enslaved. 

Slave owners -- they claimed, were slandered, humiliated, and unsafe, afraid.  Their race was going to be "exterminated"   just by not being able to spread slavery.

This meme of Slave owners as victims was in the writings of Lee, Davis, and dozens of others.  On the speaking platform, Southern leaders got crowds cheering -- hateful cheering -- afraid their white daughters would be taken by black men, afraid the white race was going to be exterminated.

I can't help it you did not know.

You should have been told.

Most people alive at the time knew this very, very well. 


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Quick irrefutable  points of history everyone should already know. But few do.  


✓Atchison was the Senator who passed Kanas Act

✓Atchison then immediately went to Kansas, and there terrorized, later killed, to spread slavery.

✓ Atchison bragged about it -- repeatedly

✓ Kansas citizens, when Atchison could not terrorize them,  repeatedly voted against slavery 90 and 95%.

✓ Everything Atchison and his men did was violent and against state's rights, by design

✓ Atchison was paid by Jefferson Davis.

✓ Atchison sent reports to Davis.

✓ This was in 1856. 



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"THE MACHINERY OF SPREADING SLAVERY" 

LINCOLN WAS RIGHT

Most people do not even notice what should be obvious to all -- again and again and again -- Lincoln made it clear,  "we will be all one thing or all another".  All slave states or no slave states.

The House Divided Speech, one of the most famous speeches in US history, is 100%  about this. Not 99% .  Read it, not just the title, read the full speech.

This was not his only speech about this -- he had said the same thing hundreds, if not thousands of times.   The machinery of spreading slavery, he called it, had put the United States on a course of being destroyed by -- or destroying, slavery.

One would survive. One would go on.  Slavery would take over, like a cancer (he called it a cancer) or slavery would end.  Why?  He explained this dozens of times.

Because of Kansas Act (passed by Atchison) and the "second measure"  Dred Scott decision (passed by those trying to help Atchison by then in Kansas, killing and terrorizing there).


This was Lincoln's BASIC message. And when you know what Atchison did -- passed Kansas Act -- and what he was doing -- killing and terrorizing to spread slavery into Kansas and beyond - you will realize just how right Lincoln ws. 



If they could spread slavery into Kansas, whose white male citizens were 95% against slavery,  based on Kansas Act and Dred Scott, there was no way to stop them from spreading it -- as they said they would -- all over. 

This will sound bizarre to you today, Stupidly we are taught the South cared about state's rights and just wanted to keep slavery.  Utter hogwash.  They were killing to spread slavery -- and they were bragging about it. Not admitting, they were bragging about it.



Read Atchison's speech.   It's not the only document proving his killings and boasting about it-- but it is the most clear.  

He speaks of who pays him.

He makes it clear they are there to kill.

He makes it clear he works "for the entire South".

He makes it clear of the goal -- to spread slavery and silence anyone who publishes newspapers against it.

 Here is the link.   Go there and read his speech, it's stunning.  It should be in every US history text book.  


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I can't help it no one told us this -- not my fault.

We should have been told all about this, from grade school on up, and told in a clear, no bullshit way.

We were never told about this, not in a candid way.  I've run into "Civil War experts"  who had no idea of this information, others who knew it only in vastly white washed terms.

What Southern War ultimatums?  What do you mean, a US Senator goes to Kansas and there kills to spread slavery against state's rights?

What do you mean Jeff Davis boasted citizens had no right to reject slavery -- not by vote, not by legislation, not by any means.    

We were told just the opposite, that Southern leaders cared about state's rights.

The hell they did. 
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Question:  How the hell does something so basic get whitewashed? 

Answer:  Because text book publishers never were allowed, or even cared to, pissoff Southern school boards.  Southern school boards have for over 100 years made sure national text books whitewashed the insanely violent and cruel boasting of Southern leaders, and their ISIS like actions leading up to the Civil War. 

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This was common knowledge then -- newspapers North, South, everyplace, focused on this for years.  Not months, YEARS.  Lincoln got back into politics because of it.  The GOP began because of it.

There is simply no way to overstate the importance of Southern leaders killings, invasions and tortures to spread slavery.  It is a vile, and violent story.   Our text books have never laid this out candidly.

Southern leaders were boasting of these things.  They did not just admit them, they boasted of them, in their own books, their own documents, their own speeches, and their own newspapers -- until they lost.

After they lost,  Southern leaders came up with a fundamentally deceptive set of excuses. Stupidly, we have taught essentially Southern leaders deceptive excuses. 

The most common stupidity that is taught as gospel -- that South fought, at worst, to keep slavery. Oh hell no. Not even close.   

They fought, and bragged of it, issued War Ultimatums about it repeatedly, and made it extremely clear -- over and over clear, emphatically clear.  They were fighting to SPREAD slavery. Not keep, SPREAD slavery.



Southern leaders were not only killing, torturing, and boasting of it, they were promising endless violence to spread slavery-- against states rights.

They hated states rights when Kansas rejected slavery.  They gathered, advertised for,  and sent over 2000 men -- paid them -- to kill  and terrorize to stop states rights.  To force slavery into Kansas and beyond. 

And it almost worked. 

When Lincoln spoke about "we will be all one thing, or we will be the other"   this is exactly what he was talking about. 

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NOT SOME GUY

Atchison was not "some guy."  He personally got Stephen A Douglas to pass Kansas Act -- and he boasted of that, too. So did his newspapers.  

Furthermore, according to Jefferson Davis himself, Atchison, Jeff Davis, and Stephen A. Douglas personally took the Kansas Act to the President (Pierce) to sign.   Those three men convinced the President that Kanas Act would make Kansas citizens "perfectly free" to decide slavery themselves.

One tiny little problem -- Atchison immediately left for Kansas, and there started terrorizing, later killing, to spread slavery.   Clearly he had no intention of letting Kansas citizens decide anything for themselves, if he and his paid men could stop it.

And they almost did .

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Famous 1850s.

The most famous man in the United States  during the early and mid 1850's for a time was arguably  David Rice Atchison.  Certainly he was more famous than Lincoln then.

In fact, Atchison's actions in Kansas --and in passing Kansas Act -- is what got Lincoln back into politics in 1854.

Your "history" teacher probably doesn't know this either -- but  Charles Sumner was beaten on the Senate floor -- almost to death -- after talking about David Rice Atchison, his men, and  their killing sprees in Kansas.  

 The entire speech, called "Crimes Against Kansas" was specifically about Atchison and his men, about Atchison passing Kansas Act, rushing to Kansas, and there killing and torturing to spread slavery there.

For two days, Sumner listed crime, after crime, after crime, torture after torture, murder after murder -- done by Atchison's men.

And Sumner named Atchison --he also named Stephen A Douglas.   

Sumner named names.  Dates.  Exact facts. 

 He was talking specifically about Atchison and Douglas passing the Kansas Act --and then Atchison immediately going to Kansas.  Just the things I am telling you here, Sumner was telling the Senate (of course, they knew it all too well, already).

Sumner was beaten immediately after the speech.

He would have been beaten DURING the speech, but the Senate was closed, the door to the Senate guarded.  



Your history teacher will tell you Sumner was beaten for making remarks about another Senator's wife. What your history teacher does NOT know is Stephen A Douglas already told Sumner he should be beaten like a dog.  

Douglas was the guy -- with Atchison - who got Kansas Act passed.


So Atchison's role in Kansas Act, then his terrorizing and killings in Kansas,  should not be a surprise to anyone now -- it was extremely well known then. 

It is not trivia.  The man who got Kansas Act passed rushes -- immediately after passing it -- to Kansas.  He there terrorizing, later kills, to spread slavery there.  Not just to spread slavery -- Atchison is also killing to silence all opposition to slavery.

Atchison and his men made it a crime -- punishable by torture and or jail -- to publish a newspaper against slavery.

I can't help it if your teacher didn't tell you.  Not my fault.

I'm telling you now.  
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DAVIS

RELIGION

DOING IT FOR GOD

BOASTING OF DOING IT FOR GOD 


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"LET THE SOUTH RESPOND"

MORE BOASTING OF SPREADING SLAVERY FOR GOD

AT THE TIME

LOUDLY.  PROUDLY.






This was no secret -- Southern leaders could not be more proud of it. They could not be more loud about it.  They could not be more clear about it.

They spread slavery -- and spread it for GOD. They spread it so the white race "would not be exterminated". 

Most people, even history teachers, have this idea that the South was for states rights.   That's simply not true, and never was true.  Kansas citizens, Davis insisted, had no right to reject slavery, even though they voted against slavery by overwhelming numbers.   And Davis further insisted -- bragged actually -- about invading the North and enslaving all free blacks in the North.
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FAILURE OF US TEXT BOOKS

To a large extent, the stupidity of the American public about the Civil War is directly related to US textbooks, which were produced largely by Southern companies -- and even more, Southern school boards were and are notorious for simply not allowing basic and ugly truths inside text books.

Rather than make two different sets of text books, one for the South, one for the North, text book companies just avoided the ugly things.  Therefore no US text book has every put in Southern War Ultimatums, or Davis Address to people of the North, nor Atchison's boasts of killing to spread slavery.

Nearly everything is "whitewashed" to protect religion lunacy.  No mention that Southern leaders boasted they obeying GOD by enslaving blacks, and that torture of slaves was ordained by God.

Instead -- some nonsense about South cared about states rights.  Sounds better, but was never true.  

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When Atchison and his men could not terrorize people at the voting booth, Kansas white males voted 95% against slavery.

But that did not matter. In fact, Atchison went to Kansas, and Davis paid his men, to force slavery into Kansas precisely because most people in Kansas were against slavery.   The entire point of the Kansas Act, and later Dred Scott decision, was  to push slavery into Kansas and beyond, by force.

 Not kinda. Not sorta. Not in a way.  They did what they did -- and they bragged about what they did - until they lost. 

We just don't teach this.  We have whitewashed the role of the bible and how Southern leaders boasted they were doing the will of God -- torture of slaves, was the will of God.

Spreading slavery -- was the will of GOD.

Not a few nuts in a church.  These are the leaders of the Confederacy. The men actually in charge.  Not some "gotcha" quote out of context. Their own clear explanations, repeatedly bragged about --  TILL THEY LOST. 

After they lost, and all the time since, Southern leaders themselves and their children, grandchildren, the "historians"  and pundits who followed, gave a drastically cleaned up story.  

Atchison worked officially  for Jefferson Davis.   Atchison sent written reports to Jeff Davis on the progress of his killing sprees.  Davis paid Atchison, and officially named Atchison as "General of Law and Order".

OPPOSITE OF STATE'S RIGHTS.

Remember this -- because Foner, McPherson, and a dozen other "historians"  never make this clear.   Atchison was not only killing and bragging about it, in Kansas,  Atchison worked officially for Jefferson Davis.

Their goal was simple:  Force slavery into Kansas and the entire West  against the will of the white people there. 



As you will see, 95% of the white male citizens in Kansas were against slavery.  Yet Atchison and Davis hired killers to invade Kansas repeatedly, to force slavery into Kansas and beyond.

And Atchison bragged of it. 

The time for talking was over, Atchison boasted in ads he took out to hire men to come to Kansas and there, to kill (yes, kill, and Atchison boasted of this).   Atchison was not going to waste one day trying to convince Kansas citizens to accept slavery.  The entire idea of Atchison passing Kansas Act, then rushing, as he did, to Kansas was to force slavery there against -- against -- remember this -- against -- the will of the people there.

No one even pretended Kansas citizens were for slavery.  Stephen Douglas said that 19 out of 20 people in Kansas were likely against slavery.  But he pushed Kansas Act fraud saying he "just wanted the citizens of Kansas to  be perfectly free to decide their domestic institutions (slavery) themselves." 

It was immediately clear Douglas was part of the fraud, not just fooled, by Jeff Davis and David Rice Atchison.  Douglas covered for Atchison's violence at first, claiming Atchison "was the most gentle and patriotic man I ever met".   

Douglas actually helped get people from Kansas arrested when they came personally to Washington to complain to President Pierce. 

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Do you know how many slaves there were in the ENTIRE Kansas territory, according to the census?  

Two. Let me repeat that -- two. Two slaves in the entire state, according to the census.

Do you know how many folks living in Kansas wanted slavery there?  Virtually none of the citizens.  Most of those who ended up killing and torturing to spread slavery were from elsewhere -- and most hired.

Remember that.  Hired.

Hired to force slavery into Kansas. And Atchison boasted of it.

He did not admit it. He boasted of it. 
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Atchison had to import-- pay and import -- his killers, his tuff guys.  When Atchison could not hire enough Missouri men to do the terrorizing and killing, he took out ads in Texas and South Carolina.

So of course your text books are not going to mention Atchison had to hire his killers.  There was little or no "organic"  or actual local public support for slavery in Kansas --remember in more than one election, over 90% of citizens in Kansas (white males) were against slavery.

The few folks in Kansas who were pro -slavery, absent Atchison's money and pumping up the hate--did not support slavery enough to kill to spread it.

That's basic- - and that should be taught as a basic. 

Atchison had to hire people to terrorize, he had to hire the people to kill.   Don't forget that. Your history teacher almost certainly has no clue about it. 

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Let me repeat that -- Atchison bragged about it and so did his official publications and his friends.  They were boasting of killing to spread slavery, until they lost. 

Atchison never wasted his time claiming most people in Kansas were for slavery.

Jefferson Davis never wasted his time claiming most people in Kansas were for slavery.

They knew damn well  most people in Kansas were against slavery --that was the entire point of sending killers and thugs there -- to force slavery down their throats. 

No one should leave a US history class  without knowing this basic truth.  Southern leaders knew it-- and acted upon this basic truth.  People in Kansas did not want slavery. 
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'Oh there are always a few extremists "

Typically -- because the vast majority of  history teachers have no clue what Atchison did -  people will claim, upon hearing about Atchison, that "there are always some extremists"   and pass Atchison off as some guy talking big.



And Atchison was not "talking big".  He actually hired the killers, actually got Kansas Act passed (with Douglass)  actually went to Kansas, actually boasted he was killing to spread slavery -- as he killed to spread slavery. 

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"CONSTITUTIONALLY REQUIRED"

Everything Atchison did -- said Jeff Davis in a written response after the Civil War was over -- was "Constitutionally required." 

Yes, of course Foner, McPherson, Catton, and 100 other "historians" should have made this clear.   A sustained violent effort to kill and torture enough to spread slavery against state's rights, by the top Southern leaders -- that's a BFD.

  Not my fault McPherson and others apparently refused to make this clear.    Southern War Ultimatums, of 1856 and 1861, should be on the front page of every US history text book.   Atchison's speech and Davis defense of Atchison's killing sprees should be clear in every student's mind who graduates high school.  This is the most basic fact leading up to the United States Civil War.

 Yet you won't find it even mentioned in any text book we have seen. 
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Certainly Southern War Ultimatums are not taught -not part of the general knowledge of most history teachers in high school or college.    

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SPREAD SLAVERY

NOT KEEP SLAVERY
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SPREAD SLAVERY

SPREAD SLAVERY  AGAINST THE WILL OF THE CITIZENS

SPREAD SLAVERY  AGAINST STATES RIGHTS

And Davis too -- like Atchison -- made it clear.  They were killing to SPREAD slavery. Not to keep it where it was.  They were killing to S P R E A D slavery.  Not sorta, not kinda, not in a way.


Atchison: "I will see Kansas in hell before I let it be a free state."

95% of the white male citizens of Kansas were anti -slavery, and voted that way. 

Aitchison and Davis sent or hired killers to force slavery into Kansas.  


Jefferson Davis insisted, and paid the killers to go to Kansas -- that Kansas must "accept and respect" slavery even after Kansas became a free state in 1861.


Congratulations -- you now know more basic history about the US Civil War than most high school history teachers.  Southern leaders were still sending killers to Kansas all through the US Civil War.
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TEACHING BULLSHIT
TEACHING EUPHEMISM
IS NOT THE SAME
AS TEACHING HISTORY 

  High school history teachers, through no fault of their own, teach  these killings, tortures and war ultimatums in bizarre and misleading euphemistic terms, such as "Trouble in Kansas".

From our research --we have not found one high school text book in the United States that has the basics right.

Not one mention of David Rice Atchison passing Kansas Act then rushing to Kansas, and there terrorizing, later killing, and boasting of killing to spread slavery.

Not one mention of Jefferson Davis paying Atchison and his men to invade Kansas.

Not one mention of Southern War Ultimatums of 1856 or 1861.

Virtually no high school -- and few college -- teachers even know what Southern War ULtimatums were, who issued them, or what Southern leaders bragged about at this time.






Davis:   The resistance to slavery in Kansas is "the intolerable grievance"

Remember -- 95% of the citizens of Kansas were against slavery there.  That was "the intolerable grievance"  that Davis claimed justified sending Atchison and over 2000 men to invade Kansas, and try to force slavery there.

Sound like state's rights to you?

Sound like "popular sovereignty  to you?

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THE GREAT ORWELLIAN DOUBLE SPEAK

  State's rights did not apply to slavery -- said Jeff Davis himself.  He explained his (twisted) "logic"  very clearly, in his own book, and in his own official announcements. 

Dred Scott -- claimed Davis in writing -- changed everything.  The "august justices"  on the Supreme Court had ordered (yes, ordered) that blacks are not human beings (not persons)  and are to be seen as property.

No one even pretended that the white male citizens of Kansas wanted slavery.  It was well known otherwise.  But the "majority" does not rule on slavery, the majority can not interfere with the rights of slave owners to take their "property" where they wanted to take it.  

This is what Jeff Davis was talking about  when he said "Neither current events nor history show that the majority rules, or ever did rule."   Even after Kansas citizens voted 95% against slavery -- remember that, even after they voted against slavery, after they became a free state -- Jeff Davis demanded Kansas be a slave state.   He didn't sorta demand it, or just wish it, or say it should be a slave state.  He sent over 1000 men there, paid them,  and paid Davis Rice Atchison,  to force slavery (force by killing, torture and terrror) into Kansas and beyond.

So any stupid fucker -- this includes Foner, McPherson, Bruce Catton, Shelby Foote -- who even hints that Jeff Davis and the South were for state's rights - should be bitch slapped. 


As property, the government must protect slavery,  regardless of the votes by Kansas citizens,  regardless of any Kansas legislation or vote, and regardless of any congressional ruling otherwise.  The will of the people in Kansas did not matter-- because of Dred Scott decision.

 Davis made this as clear as he could -- loudly, proudly repeatedly.  Kansas citizens had no right to keep slavery out -- not  out of their state, not out of their territory. 


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SUMNER BEATEN ON SENATE FLOOR

SUMNER PARTNER -- STEPHEN A DOUGLAS -- SHOWN LAUGHING.

SUMNER WAS TALKING ABOUT ATCHISON KILLING SPREES

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ATCHISON ALREADY FAMOUS
BEFORE HE LED THE KILLERS IN KANSAS
 


 Atchison was already famous for the Kansas Act -- he bragged later that he made Douglas (who rejected Kansas Act as vile, at first) push Kansas Act through Congress.

Yet most high school and college text books idiotically show Kansa Act as some kind of effort to allow the people in Kansas to "decide for themselves"   or have "popular sovereignty."

Atchison and Douglas said that, yes.   Over and over they said it. 

But then Atchison went immediately to Kansas and started terrorizing, later killing -- not only did Atchison stop all voting against slavery, he actually made it a crime to speak publically or publish anti-slavery newspapers.  

Lincoln -- and hundreds of others -- immediately and loudly pointed out the fraud.  In fact, those who knew Douglas personally, and knew Atchison personally, were quite clear in advance, they knew Kansas Act was a fraud, and was actually a fraud designed to further slavery into Kansas.

Lincoln repeatedly, clearly, and correctly pointed out the absurdity of Kansas Act as some kind of measure to allow people to decide slavery themselves  -- because those who pushed it through immediately resorted to violence to STOP people from deciding the issue.  See Lincoln's speech below! 

Sound like Atchison was letting the Kansas residents be "perfectly free"  to decide themselves?

Lincoln had it right -- he said (as did many others) that Kansas Act was exactly the opposite of what it was sold as.  It was actually "machinery"  as Lincoln called it, to push slavery into Kansas and beyond,   And he was 100% right. Not 99% right, 

He was 100% right right.

Sumner's speech was about that -- how Atchison and Douglas passed the Kansas Act, then Atchison went to Kansas to start his "reign of terror"  as newspapers in Kansas called it.

Charles Sumner -- in the speech called "Crimes Against Kansas"  -- was beaten nearly to death.  He spoke for two days about ATCHISON!  About Atchison and his men in Kansas.  Sumner listed over 100 details of the killings and tortures  committed by Atchison's men.

So yes, Atchison was very well known. I can't help it if your "history" teacher never mentioned that, or didn't know.   Not my fault.

The point to remember about Sumner's speech ? 

1) Stephen A Douglas laughed during the beating

2) Atchison killing sprees were about to get much worse.

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ATCHISON ALREADY FAMOUS
BEFORE HE LED THE KILLERS IN KANSAS
 

UNLIKE THE OTHERS 

FOR THE ENTIRE SOUTH 

Unlike others, Atchison was proud of his killings and torture -- he was more candid than most.

Atchison  fought, and he said he fought "for the entire South"  under authority of Jeff Davis himself, then Secretary of War.

And this was over four years BEFORE Lincoln even ran for President.   See his speech yourself. 

Let me repeat this for the "history teachers"  who may stumble upon this post -- because they almost never have a clue.  Southern leaders were already killing, already bragging, already sending killers, to spread slavery, and spread it against the will of the people.

Not sorta.  Not kinda.  Not "in a way".   And they boasted of it.  This is as basic as it gets -- and it's almost always taught (stupidly)  as "Trouble in Kansas",

It should be called "Southern leaders send killers to Kansas, and boast about killing to spread slavery".   Why?  Because that's what fucking happened.  History is this -- who killed who, and why.  

The weakness (and stupidity) of our "history"  as taught in schools is that we do not tell candidly, if at all, who killed who, and why.






Atchison pressured Stephen A Douglas into pushing Kansas Act through Congress -- then Atchison, Jefferson Davis, and Stephen Douglas personally took the Kansas Act to President Pierce to sign.    
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AGAINST STATES RIGHTS
See Kansas in Hell

Not a secret -- widely known, North South, West.  From 1856 there was little else written about in newspapers, or spoken about in speeches. 

Like this newspaper in Kansas.


Atchison's  "reign of terror" in Kansas was national news.  Southern states spoke of "their rights in Kansas"- - as if they had the right to send over 2,000 killers to Kansas to force slavery there. 

Lincoln literally got back into politics because of what Davis Rice Atchison (and his partner, Stephen Douglas) did,  pass the fraudulent Kansas Act, and then have Atchison rush to Kansas (as he did) and start terrorizing, later killing, in Kansas.

If anyone tells you, in any way, that Southern leaders cared about "state's rights"  you can be sure -- absolutely positive -- that they have no clue what happened.   

Southern leaders were not just against states rights in theory -- they  sent killers to Kansas -- over 2,000 -- to stop citizens of Kansas from voting against slavery, and even to stop them from speaking against slavery.  

They not only talked (in war ultimatums, for example)  they made good on their threats of killing, and promises of violence.   Atchison said he would "See Kansas in hell"  before  he let it be a free state.   Then he went to Kansas and tried his best to either send Kansas to hell, or make it a slave state. 

If Kansas were not 95% against slavery -- then and later -- Atchison probably would have gotten the job done.  But he sure as hell -- and other Southern leaders were also sure as hell -- not for state's rights, when Kansas rejected slavery.    The Civil War itself is proof that Southern leaders not only would go to war to spread slavery into Kansas and the West -- but that they DID go to war to spread slavery.

I can't help it if your favorite "historians"  didn't tell you this in any clear way -- not my fault.   I am telling you what Southern leaders did at the time, and what they bragged out the ass about.

Loudly. Proudly. In context.  Repeatedly.   

Not sorta, not kinda, not in a way.   



Let me repeat that -- Southern leaders sent killers to KS when Kansas tried to reject slavery.   KS rejected slavery repeatedly -- and eventually (despite violent efforts of Southern leaders) became a free state, just before Lincoln became President.




Even then -- remember this -- even after KS became a free state officially, even AFTER KS voted 95% against slavery, Southern leaders (Jefferson Davis for example)  issued War Ultimatums.  Not just de facto war ultimatums by their actions, but repeated War Ultimatums by their words.

From Jefferson Davis's own book, Rise and Fall.   Would it be too much to ask for "historians" like McPherson and Foner, who clearly read Jefferson Davis own book and knew very well of his war ultimatums, to mention this is a clear way? 

This was the cause of the Civil War -Southern leaders should know, they were not only doing the killing, they were boasting of it. 

The documents I show are not by someone trying to make Southern leaders look insane  -- they are BY Southern leaders boasting of it.  

Southern leaders boasted of killing to spread slavery.  They were no coy or embarassed or shy.  Atchison and Davis particularly were violently committed to spread slavery into Kansas and beyond, even when 95 % of the people in Kansas were not only against slavery, but had voted against slavery, and got accepted into the US as a free state.

So basic is this that every history  text book in the USA, this should be on page one, and actually explained explained in detail.  Southern War Ultimatums were a big deal -- and Lincoln refused, of course, to obey them.

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KANSAS MUCH ACCEPT AND RESPECT SLAVERY

EVEN AFTER THEY WERE A FREE STATE

EVEN AFTER THEY VOTED 95% AGAINST SLAVERY  

More than anything, people need to understand this.   AFTER  Kansas became a free state, Southern leaders issued War Ultimatums that Kansas had to accept slavery.

The resistance to slavery in Kansas was "intolerable".  Yet there is not one history text book in the USA, that we know of, that explains this clear. AFTER Kansas became a free state, AFTER they voted 95% against slavery, Southern leaders still demanded, as a War Ultimatum, that Kansas must accept slavery.

When Lincoln said we will be all free states or all slave states, this is exactly what he was talking about. If the South could force slavery into Kansas, that same "mechanism" could force it into all states, North and South, East and West, regardless of the preferences of the people in those places. 


It was not just after  Kansas became a free state, that the South sent killers to KS.  It was before -- thousands of hired men.   And they were led by a former US Senator.  They were paid by Jefferson Davis.   How the hell anyone gets out of high school and does not know this is a glaring indictment against our text book publishers, and more, an indictment of "historians"  like Foner, McPherson and others who minimize this most basic aspect of US history.


.  Both -- both by words, and by violent actions, Southern leaders made it very clear.  They would spread slavery into Kansas and beyond, no matter what the vote was in KS, no matter what the citizens of KS voted for or wanted.



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Nor was this "a few nuts"   or extremist.  This was the official Southern leadership, including Jefferson Davis, as Secretary of War, and Atchison, President Pro Temp of the Senate until he left of Kansas.  

Atchison boasts that he is in Kansas "for the entire South" -- with one goal.  To spread slavery there, and in all of the West, including into California, already a free state. 

Yes, he knew Kansas citizens were against slavery, and he knew they had already taken preliminary steps to come into the US a free state- - with 90% and more support of free statehood.

That is why Atchison had to hurry to pass Kansas Act, then hurry to Kansas himself. 


The same week Sumner was beaten almost to death after speaking about Atchison and his "Crimes Against Kansas"  Atchison himself was actually in Kansas making his own speech -- see below.   He was urging his men to kill, promising them the gratitude of the South, "ample pay' and the "loot"  they could steal. 

The same newspapers that carried the story of Sumner being beaten almost to death, carried the current "other story" -- Atchison in Kansas terrorizing there.   Remember -- both speeches happened within one week of each other.

Atchison was boasting of doing exactly what Sumner accused him of doing. 

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"FOR THE ENTIRE SOUTH" 

In Atchison's speech he boasts about killing, he boasts about killing to spread slavery "for the entire South".     

This was not a speech to the Senate, where Atchison told that group the Kansas Act was to give he citizens "perfect freedom"  to vote on domestic institutions (a euphemism for slavery).    To his men, once Atchison got there, he didn't need to pretend.   He was there -- and he was paid, and he was officially "General of Law and Order".

He boasted he was there "for the entire South"

There is no substitute for reading his speeches, at the time, and  for reading his own newspapers, and supporting newspapers, at the time.   Yet there is not a single text book in the United States that we know of that even mention's Atchison's speech, much less shows it.  

The speech was more important than any Lincoln gave during the 1850's.    The speech - and Atchison's actions - set into motion everything that followed.  It should be, therefor, as commonly known and referred to as any speech in the 1850s.    That "historians" such as Foner, McPherson, Catton, Foote, and dozens of others, don't even mention what Atchison did, in any clear way, nor show his speech and war ultimatums (yes, he made war ultimatums)  is one of the more awful bits of stupidity on the parts of those historians. 

 PEP TALK TO PAID KILLERS

Atchison speech  was a "pep talk"  to his men just before the first (of three) invasions of Lawrence Kansas.    Atchison made it clear they would spread slavery not only into Kansas Territory, but in all of the West, including California (California was already a free state).

Then Atchison led his paid men (paid by Jefferson Davis, no less) into Lawrence for one of three invasions of that city. 


In other words, Atchison was boasting of doing that which Sumner accused him of.  More importantly -- Atchison and his men were about to get much more focused and violent.   Atchison's men killed John Brown's son, Frederick, and promised to kill John Brown and the rest of his family.   When Atchison's paid men arrived (over 1000 of them)  Atchison did not need to rely on "ruffians" from Missouri.  


Here is a picture of the survivors of Atchison first raid into Kansas.


 Chances are, your history teacher can't tell you what Atchison didid, though he bragged his ass off about then, and his own newspapers (he had his own newspaper) bragged about it.   

Atchison is the reason Lincoln got back into politics. When Atchison pressured Stephen A Douglas to pass the Kansas Act, Lincoln (and others) saw the fraud.   Atchison and Douglas told the country that their legislation would make Kansas "perfectly free"  to decide their "institutions"  themselves.

Yet then, after passing Kansas Act, Atchison rushed to Kansas and there started terrorizing, later killing, to make sure Kansas white male citizens could not vote against slavery -- or even speak publically or publish a newspaper against slavery.

And Atchison boasted about that.  Remember this, Atchison boasted about it -- see his speech below.  He boasted he was in Kansas to kill. He boasted he was in Kansas to stop newspapers from speaking against slavery.   He didn't admit it -- he bragged about it. 

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Atchison had left the Senate by 1856-- but was still called "Senator"  while others called him "General".  Why "General"?


Importantly, Atchison worked officially for Jeff Davis.  Atchison was paid by Jeff Davis.  Atchison's men were paid by Jeff Davis. And Atchison sent reports to Davis on the progress of his killings there. 

Newspapers called Atchison "general"  because Jeff Davis named Atchison officially as "General of Law and Order in Kansas Territory".    Davis said everything Atchison did in Kansas was "Constitutionally required"  as if killing to spread slavery against the will of 90% of the white male citizens was a constitutional requirement. 

Some in Kansas at the time, and later, called  this period Atchison's  "reign of terror". 

 REMEMBER Atchison was -- officially -- "General of Law and Order" in Kansas.   Jefferson Davis said everything Atchison did was "Constitutionally required".

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Lincoln and Atchison


Atchison  got Lincoln back in politics. And rightly so.  Jefferson Davis sent Senator Atchison to Kansas and paid for over 1000 killers to do his work,  in Kansas.  

Atchison was officially "General of Law and Order" in Kansas, and referred to as such in newspapers.

But even more than that -- Atchison was the guy who got the Kansas Act passed, as he himself boasted of in writing at the time. Stephen A Douglas wanted  no part of Kansas Act fraud--  and it was a fraud -- until Atchison forced Douglas to push it through with him.

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The great untold story of the Kansas Act...

Atchison got Kansas Act passed - with the help of Stephen A Douglas.  When Southern leaders first demanded Douglas pass Kansas Act, he refused. 


Then Atchison had a little "talk" with Douglas. 

When Atchison and Douglas got Kansas Act passed, they went to the President (Pierce) and had him sign the Kansas Act.  Guess who they went with, to get the Kansas Act signed?

A guy named Jefferson Davis.    Then Atchison quit the Senate, went to Kansas personally.    There, in Kansas, Atchison led a group of Missouri men to terrorize -- and later kill -- citizens in Kansas for even speaking (yes, speaking) against slavery.    Atchison and his men made it a law that publishing anti-slavery newspapers was a crime.  Atchison arrested, tortured, and even killed folks who disobeyed this law. 

This is Atchison's own newspaper at the time, boasting about it.




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Atchison on scene forcing slavery "down the throat" of Kansas.

Atchison said he would "see Kansas burn in hell" before he let it become a free state.  He hired over 1000 men,  invaded Kansas, and almost got the job done.    All because he and Douglas passed the Kansas Act"

That's when Abraham Lincoln got involved. 




 Lincoln, and many others, had Kansas Act pegged correctly from the first hint of it.   Atchison is the one that got it passed.  
      
Lincoln said "Judge Douglas from his much vaunted doctrine of self-government for the territories; but this is only additional proof of what was very plain from the beginning, that that doctrine was a mere deceitful pretense for the benefit of slavery.



Those who could not see that much in the Nebraska act itself, which forced Governors, and Secretaries, and Judges on the people of the territories, without their choice or consent, could not be made to see, though one should rise from the dead to testify ... thus showing the thing to have been altogether the most exquisite farce ever enacted...


And it almost worked. 

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WAS LINCOLN WRONG ON THE KANSAS ACT?

HELL NO

Lincoln was not wrong on the Kansas Act.  Atchison's own killing sprees after he passed Kansas Act show that.  The man who got Kansas Act passed -- so the citizen there would be "perfectly free"  was the guy leading and paying the killers in Kansas, and boasting of it.  


Atchison had two partners-- one, Stephen A Douglas, who helped Atchison pass Kansas Act. 

 The other Jefferson Davis, who officially named Atchison as "General of Law and Order" in Kansas.  Davis also paid Atchison and his paid men from Texas and South Carolina. 

As important,  Douglas and Davis ran interference for Atchison in Washington, telling the President  that Atchison was peaceful and lawful.  It was those "nigger stealing" abolitionists who were using violence. 

Douglas insisted Atchison was "the most peaceful man I ever met" and made sure Peirce and later Presidents saw Kansas citizens who protected themselves as the killers.   A great plan -- and it almost worked.


It took five years and a war to get Kansas in as a free state. Kansas citizens voted 95% against slavery.

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It was common knowledge at the time.

South was killing to spread slavery into Kansas and beyond.



Drawing at the time.

✓  Atchison's partner -- Stephen A Douglas --
 shown laughing as  Sumner was being beaten.

We show you Atchison's speech.





Atchison's speech -- given the same week as Sumner's speech.
Atchison is boasting of killing to spread slavery.
Charles Sumner exposed what Atchison already did.


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Ironic?   Not really. Try fraud. 

"PERFECTLY FREE"

Atchison and Douglas passed Kansas Act by saying they wanted Kansas citizens to be "perfectly free" to decide their institutions themselves.

Remember that - "perfectly free".  Those are their buzz words, at the time.  But they added a bit of a "qualifier"  in time, as you will see.  "Subject only to adjustments by the Supreme Court".


  "Subject only to adjustments by the Supreme Court".


Subject to "adjustments"  by the Surpreme Court.

Douglas came up with the "subject to adjuments"  several YEARS before the Dred Scott decision came out.   Lincoln -- and many others -- said Kansas Act was part one of the "machinery" to spread slavery , and part two was Dred Scott.

So Douglas started selling Kansas Act, only because Atchison pushed him too.  Remember, Douglas refused at first.

Then Douglas sold it was giving Kansas citizens "perfect freedom".  

Then Douglas said an exception was for "adjustments" by the Supreme Court.  No law ever passed was sold this way -- none. Zero.  It's clear that Douglas, and others, knew exactly what was going on.  Lincoln was right, Kansas Act was a violent ruse.  The first part of the ruse was to pass KS Act on the deceptive basis as giving "perfect freedom"  to vote slavery up or down.

But then Atchison personally went to Kansas and made sure, by force, the citizens of Kansas not only could not vote against slavery, they could not publish anti-slavery newspapers, and they could not be safe just living in their homes.  

Atchison did not bring some public relations people to Kansas. He bought killers, and men who he made (per his speech) promise to kill.

The Supreme Court "adjusted"  Kansas Act three years later  BY DRED SCOTT decision, which ordered the federal government to protect slavery in Kansas, even after Kansas voted 95%  against slavery.  That's the famous "Dred Scott decision".

By the "logic" of this decision -- remember 95% of Kansas citizens were against slavery -- no state could keep slavery out.  If they could force slavery into Kansas by this logic, there was no place they could not push slavery.  Lincoln explained this dozens, if not hundreds, of time. 


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Opponents knew immediately Kansas Act was an effort to spread slavery  - -because they knew Atchison and Jeff Davis. 

When Atchison and Douglas first started to pass Kansas Act,  people who knew Atchison and Jeff Davis knew exactly what was going on.

Over and over men like Charles Sumner tried to get language in the Kansas Act which gave the people there the clear right to reject slavery.   Atchison, Douglas, (and Jeff Davis, off stage) rejected any such language.   Just believe us -- they will be   "perfectly free" to reject slavery.

It became clear a few weeks later  ---when Atchison reached Kansas and started the violence there -- that the Kansas Act was very much the ruse they had warned about.   Before that, Kansas was "off limits" to slavery because it was North of the line agreed to (demanded, actually)  by the South.    Southern leaders had demanded the spread of slavery again, and again,  until slavery territory was twice as large as free territory.

But then they wanted even more. They wanted the Kansas Act to give them more - by pretending the people would be free to vote, then making sure they were stopped from voting or even speaking against slavery.

Slave power already had the land in white border

Kansas was off limits

The land Southern War Ultimatums
And Atchison
Demanded -- bordered   in red.


Atchison's critics knew Kansas Act was exactly the opposite of Atchison and Douglas  claimed.  



DON'T WORRY - KANSAS CITIZENS WILL REJECT SLAVERY


Douglas insisted Kansas of course would vote to be a free state -- 19 out of 20 people there, he said (correctly) were against slavery. He idiotically insisted  the "climate" was wrong for slavery anyway. 

He was motivated, he claimed, by his "profound respect"  for "popular sovereignty"     He just wanted Kansas to have that "perfect right" to vote slavery up or down. (Actually Douglas didn't give a damn about popular sovereignty -- Atchison was going to take away Douglas's Chairmanship of Kansas Committee,  which was the source of much money and power to Douglas). 

Atchison could not get to KS fast enough to make sure they could not possibly vote against slavery.   First thing Atchison did there was to intimidate any one in Kansas from voting, and he brought over 1000 men from Missouri, who voted repeatedly.   

Then Atchison used the same high regard for democracy to have his own "legislature" declare it a crime to publish anti-slavery publications. 

And it almost worked.   It took the Civil War to undo what Douglas and Atchison did. 




See Senator Atchison's speech below.  He boasted he was already at war "for the entire South"  in 1856.   He boasted the specific reasons he and his paid men were killing in Kansas. 




One of the most pernicious -- and stupid -- memes in US history as commonly taught, is that Southern leaders cared about state's rights.

You hear that all the time.

It's simply not true.  In fact, when Kansas rejected slavery repeatedly, Southern leaders sent a US Senator and thousands of men to Kansas, to force slavery into Kansas. 

Jeff Davis himself told the country about the "logic"  that Kansas can not reject slavery. Yes, he knew Kansas rejected slavery by overwhelming percentage.  He did not care.   See his "logic"  about sending killers to Kansas in 1856.

I doubt you heard about this from your history teacher.  Yet Jeff Davis explained it very well (from his point of view) at the time, and later. He wrote an entire book about it, with the central point being the South's right to SPREAD slavery -- into Kansas and beyond, state's right be damned.




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Remember -- Kansas citizens were overwhelmingly anti-slavery.  They voted against slavery repeatedly -- by 90% and 95%. 


Even after (yes after) Kansas was a free state, Jeff Davis himself insisted Kansas must accept and respect slavery.   And more -- Kansas must PROTECT slavery.   Not only accept it, but protect slavery.



How much more clear could Davis  make it?  He actually wrote about it in his own book -- see below.


STATES RIGHTS?  

Actually Southern leaders hated states rights. And said so at the time.

THE BIG SWITCH 

How the hell have "historians" missed this?  Easy.  Seems historians are not immun 



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When Davis said the majority does NOT rule -- he was talking specifically about Kansas and slavery  Just because a majority there were against slavery (95%)  that did not matter.



The Dred Scott decision, Davis said clearly, changed all that. 


Davis said that in 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, and after the war, said it again. That was his justification for sending killers to Kansas under the control of David Rice Atchison.


Everything Atchison and his men did in Kansas was "Constitutionally required"  said Davis. 
Indeed, Davis was correct -- the Dred Scott decision did order, exactly as Davis said, that blacks may not be seen as human beings, but must be seen as property.  That changed everything.

States no longer, according to Davis,  had a right to reject slavery, any more than they could reject a person taking a dog or cow to any other place, the government MUST protect that property.

Very basic -- Davis not only made that clear in his book after the war,  he made this very clear before the war.     No matter what the vote was against slavery (95% against)  that did not override the Supreme Court, Davis insisted.  No matter what any legislature of Kansas decided -- that did not override the Dred Scott decision.

No matter what Congress would pass about slavery -- that did not over ride Dred Scott order that slavery was protected -- and the federal government must protect slavery!

Most history teachers have that  "state's right" term stuck in their head, and are proud of it. They should read Jeff Davis and David Rice Atchison at the time.

Not just read them, but learn what they were doing -- killing in Kansas. 

They both promised, in their own way, endless death and war until they could have slavery in Kansas and beyond.  Beyond meaning in the entire West, and even in the North.  See Jeff Davis own "address to people of the free states" --- where he makes it very clear he has the right to enslave blacks IN THE NORTH in retaliation for Lincoln using blacks as soldiers.

But the big justification for Davis was the  Dred Scott decision.  Davis did not suggest this, he made it emphatically clear.  Repeatedly.

See below. 




Atchison sent reports on the progress of the killings to his boss, Jefferson Davis.




Jefferson Davis officially gave Atchison the title "General of Law and Order in Kansas". 
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BIG MISTAKE BY ATCHISON'S MEN


Atchison's  killed John Brown's son -- drove another son insane by torture, and promised to kill Brown and his wife.  

Let me repeat that, they killed John Brown's son, Frederick.  They tortured another son till he went insane and sent him home to his mother. 

They then promised to kill Brown, and the rest of his family.

So when you hear how terrible Brown was -- first learn what they did to him, and promised to do. And what they were doing in Kansas in the first place. Atchison did not live in Kansas,

The men Atchison hired did not live in Kansas.  

They went to Kansas for one reason --  Atchison explained the reason "I will see Kansas in hell before I let it be a free state".

Atchison claimed Kansas had to be a slave state because otherwise "Nigger stealers"   will go into Missouri and fre the slaves in Missouri.

That was Atchison's "logic"  for trying to force Kansas to be a slave state.

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  John Brown fighting back came as a surprise to Atchison and his men.  Atchison told the hired men that "Yankees"  were cowards and they would run away.    

Turns out -- not so much.

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ATCHISON'S GOAL

Atchison's immediate goal was to enforce his laws against public speaking and public newspapers against slavery. Atchison set up a "bogus legislature" which immediately made it a crime to publish anti-slavery newspapers. 

You should really, really, really read his speech. He covers this -- he makes it clear, they are shutting down the newspapers.   And they will see Kansas in hell before they let Kansas be a free state.

The long term goal -- Atchison made that clear, too.  To spread slavery into all of the West, including California, which was already a free state.
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ATCHISON WAS RIGHT


Until  Brown started fighting back -- Atchison was right.  Yankees did run away -- at first.   Atchison brought over 1000 armed men.  Not just armed, but they were violent, Atchison made sure they were pumped up to do violence. Atchison took newspaper ads out in Texas, and actually told them in the ads,  time for talk is over.  It's time for "action"  in Kansas.

It took a while for the citizens in Kansas to fight back. But they did. And when they did, Atchison lost many of his paid killers.  They signed up for easy money, and no one fighting back.   Atchison promised them they faced cowards.

He was lying about that. 

You now know the candid basics of what happened in Kansas. 

If your teacher says "We are going to talk about Trouble in Kansas'"   stop them right there, and say, "You mean Atchison in Kansas".  Because that is essentially what the trouble was-- David Rice Atchison, the guy Jefferson Davis sent to Kansas officially, and his hired 1000 men.

Atchison happened.  


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NOT JUST ANOTHER SENATOR 

Atchison passed the Kansas Act, with Stephen A Douglas, his partner. Then Atchison immediately went to Kansas, and there started what papers at the time called "reign of terror".

Atchison  was not "just another" US Senator.

He was President Pro Temp of the US Senate, and the man who got Kansas Act passed.   If you don't know how important Kansas Act was -- you have a lot to learn.  The point is -- he got it passed. He boasted he got it passed, and he got his business partner, Stephen A Douglas, to do most of the speaking on the Senate floor to do it.

Douglas also used his very powerful position as "Chairman of House and Senate Committee on Kansas"  to dispense patronage to push through the Kansas Act.


The important point here -- Atchison got Kansas Act passed, then immediately went to Kansas and started terrorizing, later killing, folks in Kansas.

You really need to read his speech -- more important than any of Lincoln's speeches, because without Atchison and his men terrorizing and killing in Kansas, Lincoln does not even get back into politics.


Lincoln literally got back into politics in 1854 because of what Davis Rice Atchison -- and Stephen A Douglas -- did.

It's is as basic as that.

The North was anti-slavery, and slavery was from GOD.  The North committed "grievous religious error".

And the solution?  Violence. Sending killers to Kansas, and pass laws that forbid speaking publicly against slavery, and making it a crime to publish newspapers against slavery.




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WHO HIRED THE KILLERS?

WHO LED THE KILLERS?

WHO BOASTED TO THE KILLERS?

WHO PAID THE KILLERS?




To make Kansas "perfectly free"

Slavery = freedom.

Killing to stop free speech = perfectly free.


Atchison and Douglas both claimed they passed the Kansas Act so the people there would be "perfectly free"  to decide their "institutions"  themselves.  That's Orwellian double speak for slavery.





But Atchison immediately -- immediately - used violence in Kansas.  Why?  Because Kansas citizens had ALREADY voted against slavery and were already starting the process to officially become a free state in the US.

As Atchison said -- he and his men would have to move fast.  Not fast enough, it turned out, and not enough men, was the problem.

Another problem for Atchison's plan?  Atchison talked a great macho game himself, but invariably vanished  when it came time to actually use violence.  He sent the suckers ahead --and then never caught up with them.  Atchison did exactly the same thing in the Civil War.   Left for Texas, hid out the war, and came back after it was over, trying to act like a hero.   

That was rather typical, actually, for the Southern leaders who pumped up the hate and fear from 1855-1861.  In fact,apparently  no Southern political leader who pumped up the hate and fear before the war actually got into battle. 

Only their suckers did.

Funny how that works.





1st War To Spread Slavery 

The first war to spread slavery (though we are not taught this) was the Mexican American War.  Some Southern leaders admitted at the time it was a war to spread slavery. Lincoln sure said to, too, And he tried to stop it. 

We stupidly don't teach it in terms some Southern leaders made very clear at the time -- in their own words.  It was a war to spread slavery.   And that worked -- in that slave territory doubled.  And then doubled again in "Compromise" of 1850.  As Lincoln once said - "what compromise"  because slave power got all they wanted -- and once they had that, they went for more, as you will see.

2nd War To Spread Slavery 

The second war to spread slavery was the invasion of Kansas -- in 1854, by paid killers.   

 When the first set of paid men did not get the job done, Jefferson Davis sent over 800, then 2000 killers to Kansas, in 1858,  and that almost worked.  Here too, the Southern leaders admitted to,  bragged about, this was a war to spread slavery.

We stupidly don't teach what they bragged about and did - in terms they themselves explained it (killing to spread slavery-- boasting).

3rd War To Spread Slavery 

The third war to spread slavery -- and Lincoln tried to avoid that war too -- was the US Civil War. South actually issued two sets of War Ultimatums -- remember that, because your "history teacher" almost certainly won't mention it.

The War Ultimatums demanded the spread of slavery.


  \Each time they were already killing to effect that Ultimatum





The point is the South was led by violent men -- men who could, and did, buy slaves, order slaves to be whipped, sold, and order them or their children to be sold.

Nor did slave owners tolerate dissent -- not from their slaves, not from newspapers or preachers or anyone in the South.  From 1840's on, it was illegal in the South to speak publicly, preach, or write anti-slavery books.  

Yes, even preachers could be - and were -- arrested and subjected to torture for not just speaking against slavery, but if they simply owned the wrong book, they could be and were arrested and subjected to public whipping.


I can't help it if you did not know that. This is what happened, and what the South was like. It was not a place of freedom of speech, even for whites. 


In fact, the killing sprees into Kansas  -- as you will see -- came about because a city in Kansas (Lawrence) allowed an anti -slavery paper to publish there.  And US Senator David Atchison made that very clear in his speech.

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Torture of preachers for owning the wrong book --

To understand how violent the South was,  you can just learn about the torture you could face, even as a white preacher, for owning the wrong book. The details of this case are stunning -- a preacher did not even preach against slavery, but owned a book that questioned slavery. 

That was enough to get him arrested, tried, found guilty, and sentenced to public torture, then jail.  In this case, the old man was able to post bond, and slip out of the South before he was tortured -- and he left a disappointed crowd who gathered to watch him whipped.


Here is another example, a woman made an idle comment in Memphis on the street, about freedom in the North.  She was grabbed, stripped, and whipped in public in the middle of the street.


Slaves could be tortured just for the hell of it.



Or see Lincoln's speech about the amazing killing sprees in the South long before he ran for office. 

  
Owning slaves -- seeing slaves tortured, seeing women raped, children sold -- was not the kind of upbringing that made folks gentle and caring about rights of other humans -white or black.

Southern leaders were men who pumped up the hate -- the hate for abolitionist.


NO IDLE THREATS

 The leaders themselves were more tough talkers, but they were good at tough talk. And they never did back down, they did not do the violence they promised, but they never issued a threat, not once, that they did  not send others to make good on.  

And that includes the two sets of War Ultimatums, one in 1856, the other set in 1861. 

Why on earth we do not teach Southern War Ultimatums is a travesty -- and stupid as hell.  The South was proud of them.

And they made good on their threats.

So why do we not even mention them, in any meaningful way>

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NO MATTER HOW LINCOLN TRIED TO COMPROMISE 

HE WAS HATED....




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Contrary to the nonsense in our text books -- Lincoln was hated by Southern leaders -- people in the North for "Niggerism and obsession with Nigger equality".

Yes, yes over and over, Lincoln (in public) was extremely kind and never insulted slave owners as lunatics, liars, war mongers -- all he could have said about them. 

In fact, Lincoln's style was such that he actually could argue his opponent's side better than they could -- and he would phrase their vile arguments (such as that blacks are not even human beings) in a way that did not cause violence on the spot.  And then refute that argument.  Here is a good example of a technique he used hundreds, or even thousands, of times.  




Lincoln was actually obsessed with equality -- when you know all his speeches and actions.  


Did you know -- or not -- that Lincoln said slave owners deserve to be kicked to death?


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