Wednesday, June 18, 2014






 (with the help of 1700 men from Texas).


 Are you determined? Will every one of you swear to bathe your steel in the black blood of some of those black sons of ---- (cries & yells of yes, yes.)  
More below





Atchison brags ----
  • purpose of killing spree was to stop speech against slavery
  •  riding under foreign flag
  • he was funded by federal authorities (Davis)
  •  men could keep loot they stole
  • were there to terrorize and kill
  •  "authorities" wanted a  war taken to Kansas
  • "the entire  Southwanted these killing
  •  this was the happiest day of his life
  • makes fun of people who believe in the bible 


Yes, US Senator David Atchison, in 1856, had 1700 men, hired mostly from Texas, killing and terrorizing folks in Kansas.

Bet your history teacher "forgot" to tell you.

Everyone knew this at the time -- as you will see, from Charles Sumner's "Crimes Against Kansas Speech" delivered the day BEFORE this particular killing spree.   Even before Sumner was beaten almost to death, on the Senate floor no less, the killing and oppression in Kansas was well known.

Atchison's  Lawrence killings was a whole new level of killing -- because for the first time, as you will see in his speech, he is using killers from Texas.   These killers did not go away, some of them stayed up to and through the US Civil War.

And just like Atchison focused on Lawrence Kansas, the killers he brought up from Texas, also focused on Lawrence during the Civil War.

But Atchison was loud and proud of it, as you will see in his speech.  Yeah, he gave a proud speech about the killings -and he had already killed.  This was not his first killing, or would it be his last.  This is the one we have his speech about.




1856   =   Five years BEFORE the Civil War.

This depicts the last of three killing sprees into Lawrence -- Atchison led and paid for the first

This depicts the killing spree led and paid by Atchison, working for Jeff Davis, drawing by local artist the day after

 Who killed whom? 

Atchison killed people who spoke
 against slavery, and he bragged of it .


David Rice Atchison -- US Senator, known today for being, technically,  President of the US for one day -- gave an honest and powerful speech to his group of Texas killers, just before one of three killing sprees into Kansas. 

He killed, and he said he killed, to stop people from publishing newspapers against slavery.  And he was paid to kill, and his men were paid.   

Wait till you find out who paid these guys -- hint, it was Jefferson Davis, then Secretary of War. 

We have that speech below.... 


No one disputes this is his speech -- the authenticity is not in doubt.  As you can see, he brags of his joy in killing, brags why he is killing, and even brags about who is paying him and the men.

There is a lot to his speech.

Atchison's speech fit  nicely with his other comments at the time, and perfectly with his own supporters statements. 

They were not shy -- they were loud and proud.   They had to be -- they were trying to scare the shit out of 10,000 Kansas farmers, and the louder they were, the more extreme the speech, they hoped to kill enough, and scare the rest.

And they SAID that was what they were doing -- kill those who resist, to quiet those who did not resist, and force everyone else to leave Kansas.  That was his stated goal!

Luckily the original transcript of his speech still exists. 

Nor did he, or his superiors, ever deny these actions -- as you will see, they were PROUD  of it. Atchison's  superiors backed him up, and defended his actions as "Constitutionally required."  

Furthermore,  his actions were well known --mentioned repeatedly on the floor of the United States Senate, in newspapers all over -- most notably, in the famous "Crimes Against Kansas" speech.

Your history text books 

This is not some new revelation no one's heard about. It's just white washed in history text books, glossed over, essentially erased.

Text books should include his speech -- it's that important. 

  Furthermore, newspapers in Kansas reported Atchison's killings, and the bragging of other involved, like this. The newspaper clip below, is a quote from Atchison's right hand man, he too, bragging of killing, and for the same reason.

" WE will continue to lynch hang,.... drown .... every abolitionist who dares pollute our soil."

For killers -- these guys were honest.  But then, remember this, they were trying to terrorize -- scare the crap out of most of the farmers, kill who resisted.  And as you will see, they had the "authorities" on their side, in Washington. 

The killers did not fear the US Army -- because the guy who led the US Army was Secretary of War, and he was the guy who PAID Atchison and these men.     

Bet your history teacher had no clue about that either - but that is why Kansas farmers were in such a world of hurt, and why it took a hell of a battle to stop this shit.  It took the Civil War to stop this shit -- and Lawrence was attacked repeatedly during the Civil War, eventually burned to the grown, and all men who resisted, and caught, were killed. 



The original is in the vault  at Kansas Historical Society.  B
The speech looks like this.  CLICK TO SEE SPEECH @ KS HISTORY SITE     





"Gentlemen, Officers & Soldiers! - (Yells) This is the most glorious day of my life! This is the day I am a border ruffian! (Yells.)..

...The U.S. Marshall has just given you his orders and has kindly invited me to address you. For this invitation, coming from no less than U.S. authority,

I thank him most sincerely, and now allow me, in true border-ruffian style, to extend to you the right hand of fellowship. (Cheers.) Men of the South, I greet you as border-ruffian brothers. (Repeated yells & waving of hats.)...

Though I have seen more years than most of you, I am yet young in the same glorious cause that has made you leave your homes in the South.

Boys I am one of your number today (Yells.) and today you have a glorious duty to perform, today you will earn laurels that will ever show you to have been true sons of the noble South! (Cheers.)

You have endured many hardships, have suffered many privations on your trips, but for this you will be more than compensated by the work laid out by the Marshal, - and what you know is to be done as the programme of the day....

Now Boys, let your work be well done! (Cheers.) Faint not as you approach the city of Lawrence, but remembering your mission act with true Southern heroism, & at the word,Spring like your bloodhounds at home upon that d--d accursed abolition hole; break through every thing that may oppose your never flinching courage! - (Yells.)

Yes, ruffians, draw your revolvers & bowie knives, & cool them in the heart's blood of all those d--d dogs, that dare defend that d--d breathing hole of hell. (Yells.) Tear down their boasted Free State Hotel, and if those Hellish lying free-soilers have left no port holes in it, with

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your unerring cannon make some, Yes, riddle it till it shall fall to the ground. Throw into the Kanzas (river) their printing presses, & let's see if any more free speeches will be issued from them!

Boys, do the Marshall's full bidding! - Do the sheriff's entire command! -

(Yells.) for today Mr. Jones is not only Sheriff, but deputy Marshall, so that whatever he commands will be right, and under the authority of the administration of the U.S.! - and for it you will be amply paid as U.S. troops, besides having an opportunity of benefitting your wardrobes from the private dwellings of those infernal nigger-stealers.

(Cheers.) Courage for a few hours & the victory is ours, falter & all is lost! - Are you determined? Will every one of you swear to bathe your steel in the black blood of some of those black sons of ---- (cries & yells of yes, yes.)

YesI know you will, the South has always proved itself ready for honorable fight, & you, who are noble sons of noble sires, I know you will never fail, but will burn, sack & destroy, until every vestige of these Northern Abolitionists is wiped out.

Men of the South & Missouri, I am Proud of this day!

 I may yet have to depend for my life, unless this days work

[we] shall annihilate from our western world these hellish Emigrant Aid paupers, whose bellies are filled with beggars food, & whose houses are stored with "Beecher's Rifles ......

- the resolves of the entire South, and of the present Administrationthat is, to carry the war into the heart of the country, (cheers.)

[We will never] slacken or stop until every spark of free-state, free-speech, free-niggers, or free in any shape is quenched out of Kansaz!........(Long shouting & cheering.)

as I speak the honest sentiments of my heart and the sentiments of the administration & the blessed pro-slavery party throughout this great nation, -  

[this] is the only flag we recognize,

and the only one under whose folds we will march into Lawrence, the only one under which these damned abolition prisoners were arrested - who are now outside yonder tent endeavoring to hear me, which I care not a d--n if they do! ( Cheers.)...

.....Yes, these G--d d--d sons of d--d puritan stock will learn their fate, .... I defy & d--n them all to Hell. (roars & yells.) Yes, that large red flag denotes our purpose to press the matter even to blood, - the large lone white star in the centre denotes the purity of our purpose, & the words "Southern Rights" above it clearly indicate the righteousness of our principles.

.... I am now enjoying the proudest moments of my life, - ......... I will be there to support all your acts & assist completing the overthrow of that hellish party, & in crushing out the last sign of dammed abolitionism in the territory of Kanzas. - (Three times Yells for Atchison.)



You may need to read that 10 times to soak it all in -- not because it is new information, this is old information.

But this is contrary to the narrative (a bullshit narrative) that Southern leaders cared about state's rights.  Actions speak louder than words, particularly murder, killing, at terrorizing actions.


This would surprise no one in 1856.  In fact, Charles Sumner gave one of the most famous speeches in US history (your teach will know this speech) about Atchison and killing in Kansas.   Ironically, Sumner gave his speech about previous killings in Kansas the day before Atchison invasion and massacre of Lawrence.   

"The Crimes Against Kansas" 

This was not even denied by Southern leaders in 1856-57-58.  Jefferson Davis would forever defend his actions (via Atchison) in Kansas.   Davis, of course, would not have given the honest speech pep-talk to kill.  Davis would have, and did, phrase his killing sprees in Orwellian double speak.

Also, Congressional hearings later, had testimony about Atchison's statements -- including other statements, like he would bring 5000 men back  next time, and kill everyone against slavery (apparently he was not happy with the results of his 1700 men).


But Davis had an excuse for that --did you know how Davis justified spreading slavery into Kansas?  He justified it, in his own book "Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government.  

Southern apologist still today quote Davis on "State's RIghts"  and never dare deal with Davis killing to PREVENT state's rights. Hell, Davis killed to prevent free speech-- he sure as hell didn't care about state's rights.

 Did  Davis know KS  whites rejected slavery overwhelmingly? HELL YES he knew. That's why he sent the killers, that's why he sent Atchison -- because he knew!

 Later, Davis would claim he was simply doing "what the Constitution required".   

Davis -- in his own book -- Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government -- explained his view (his excuse actually) on why the South could demand the spread of slavery into Kansas, even when 90% or more of the people there voted against it, and even when the people in Kansas fought a bloody war for years -- against the killers Davis sent.

Remember -- this is from Davis own book. He wrote this.   It's in his own book.

BECAUSE blacks were not human beings, they were property.  Don't blame me for that --and are not "part of the people".  

That's what Taney had written -- in the Dred Scott decision.  

Indeed, Davis was right -in that his buddy Roger Taney wrote that blacks are NOT persons for purposes of the US Constitution.

Slaves are PROPERTY -- not human beings.   Not persons,   Taney actually wrote the words NOT PERSONS.

According to Davis -- slaves were not human beings -- not persons.  They were "inferior beings" because the Supreme Court of the United States said so -- really.  And Davis had a point -- that is indeed what the US Supreme Court ruled.

The is from the decision -- THIS below, is from the order.  Taney wrote -- "The Constitution of the United States [hereby] recognizes slaves as property -- and pledges the Federal Government to protect it.

Bet you didn't know the SCOTUS said blacks were inferior beings, did you? Hell no, they don't teach that.

Lincoln exposed this vile "machinery"  as he called it -- go read in House Divided Speech.  Or any of the LIncoln Douglas debates -- this is what Lincoln was talking about.  



Atchison was a slave owner from Texas, who moved to Missouri and became US Senator, back when the public didn't vote for Senators -- the state legislature did. He was violent, crude, but honest about what he did. He said who he was going to kill, then he did. He explained why he was going to kill.

He did not mince words -- unlike his political bosses, who were word mincing experts, as you will see. 

Atchison is the guy who -- with Stephen A Douglas -- got Kansas Nebraska Bill passed. Doubtless your history teacher will pretend he knows "ALL" about that.  

Yet the guy that gets Kansas bill passed, rushes out to Kansas, raises an army from Texas, and invades Kansas, then  BRAGS about killing.   


Jefferson Davis gave glorious speeches about  "state's rights".  Idiotically, we are told in our text books, Southern leaders cared about state's rights -- because in speeches, that's what they SAID.

Well -- some speeches they said that, yes.  But in some speeches they bragged of killing to STOP states rights.    Why not learn about those speeches?

Yes -- it's ugly, it's violent -- but  why the  hell not learn about what the bastards DID?   

Seems our our text book "historians" are unable to deal with ACTIONS.  Eeasier to take a quote -- then pretend that speaker meant what they said.  Clue #1 in history -- people often use excuses -- to kill, to oppress, to enslave.   So study what they DO, not just their cute little for-publication speeches.

 This is especially true with slave owners. Why the hell do we just quote their lofty sounding BS?   Davis spoke about "state's rights" but his actions including killing to prevent state's rights. 

 Davis was US Secretary of War, in 1856. 
Davis named Atchison
"General of Law and Order" in Kansas
Davis paid US funds to hire the killers. 


Stringfellow was Atchison's aide --

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

As terrorist (Atchison and his killers were terrorists) WANTED people to know. They wanted Kansas farmers who apposed slavery dead, afraid, or gone, AND THEY SAID SO AND KILLED TO MAKE IT SO.

 Atchison, Davis, and all of them men insisted Kansas was theirs -- never mind that clearly the vast majority of white males in KS rejected slavery overwhelmingly.   

It would take a while for a few good men to fight back -- but fight back they did. 


Charles Sumner's famous "Crimes Against Kansas" speech,  named Atchison specifically --  and Sumner was beaten almost to death on the Senate floor, moments after the speech. Just like Atchison's main goal was to close newspapers and prevent speech against slavery, as you will see.
"The Crimes Against Kansas" 

The problem is, we do NOT teach the history of killing to spread slavery, that was the overarching reality of political and military life from 1800-1865.  



The SPREAD of slavery -- vs stopping slavery and letting it die -- was the oxygen in the air.    Read 25 Southern newspapers from 1850-1860, and the main topic is slavery and the SPREAD of slavery. 

Sumner was beaten on the Senate floor for giving the "Crimes Against Kansas" speech -- but hundreds of other killings took place.   Men where hung and whipped in the South for speaking against slavery --and or removed from the South.    See the book "The Other South" when you can. 


The problem was the rhetoric -- the speeches, books and documents -- written by hate mongers, who could convince Southerners they were going to be killed -- really -- if slavery did not SPREAD. 

You heard right - Southern speakers, like Davis, Yancey, Toombs, A. Stephens, could get crowds cheering, chanting, bragging about their hate.   

It's no accident that the FIRST thing Davis and Confederate leaders did, still in Montgomery where they created the Confederacy, was to demand the SPREAD of slavery into Kansas. 

That was not the second, or third thing they did -- that was the FIRST thing they did.

It was not a side issue, then or before. 

No one was surprised -- literally no one -- that Southern leaders demanded the spread of slavery into Kansas.  New York papers the next day suggested Lincoln OBEY the Five Ultimatums, as SOuthern papers called them.

That's right SOUTHERN newspapers called these "The Five Ultimatums"  and the first two were about the spread of slavery into Kansas.  Keep in mind, Southern leaders knew very well that Kansas rejected slavery by war and by vote, the vote was 98% against slavery.

Yeah -- you heard about "popular sovereignty" and "states rights".

Try to grasp this -- those lovely sounding platitudes did not line up with the years of killing and terror in KS. You might be surprised to know, people ALWAYS have lovely sounding excuses and Orwellian double talk, when they kill, oppress, and enslave.

Stupidly, you are taught the platitudes uttered by men like Jefferson Davis and Stephen A Douglas.  Sadly, you are not taught about what they did.  Shame on the text books that push the bullshit, and don't even mention their actions. 

The SPREAD of slavery was a violent issue, just like slavery itself was based on violence.  The men who enslaved, tortured, whipped, and boasted God ordained it, were the same men who pushed for more slavery, more territory to have their slaves.  

Your history books never told you that simple fact.

Southern leaders promised violence again, and again for decades, over the same reason -- to spread slavery.


You probably heard about  the "Compromises" of 1820 and 1850  - but you didn't know they were compromises like a 7-11 robbery is a compromise.   Each time Southern leaders promised violence if they could not spread slavery. Each time they had enough power in Congress -- and slave owners or apologist in White House -- that they got what they wanted. 

Remember that.

White males in the North were racists too -- they sure as hell were not going to fight the Taliban of the day  (Confederate leaders) over black slavery.  Why bother?   

Lincoln's biggest problem would be  how to harness the energy and power of the North, to get rid of slavery.   Southern leaders made it impossible for Lincoln to ignore the spread of slavery - -in fact, before he even took office, Confederate leaders had killed, tortured, attacked. 

Lincoln was willing to do ANYTHING to keep the Union together, because the only way the South could spread slavery was to dissolve the Union.  The only way to push slavery any further, was to end any influence of the North.   Push had come to shove.

With Lincoln in office -- as Davis knew -- he would not allow Davis and other killers to roam free in Kansas or the West.  Up to Lincoln, Southern scum had their way, because they had control of the White House and the Army.  Davis himself was Secretary of War for the killing sprees in Kansas.

We have white washed all that -- the narrative we use in US text books is STILL to this day, controlled or heavily influenced by Southern school boards.  Really. 

There is no one alive today who, in the USA, learned in school the harsh and violent ongoing efforts to spread slavery -- including killing those who spoke against slavery.   Instead, we give boooshit about "many causes"  and "states rights"

Nonsense -- when Atchison was bragging about killing, he was clear --they killed to spread slavery. They killed to rid the "western world" of every god damn abolitionist -- by death if they had to.  He was there, he was being candid, we should listen to people like that. 



This is conjecture -- of course -- but if Davis and Atchison could have gotten slavery pushed into Kansas, and as they wanted, the rest of the West, there would be no need for them to secede.   As you will see, even in 1861, Confederate leaders were STILL demanding the spread of slavery into Kansas, as a war ultimatum.  (See below).

Once people in Kansas fought back, and once it was clear Davis could NOT push slavery by the technique he wanted (terror and the Dred Scott decision)   secession became inevitable.   Davis would need a full army to do what he wanted -- not just 1700 unreliable thugs from Texas that Atchison found. 

And Jeff Davis himself fairly said so -- Davis wrote, in his own book -- that the resistance to the SPREAD of slavery  in KANSAS was the "INTOLERABLE GRIEVANCE"   that made it necessary to secede. That -- and the supposed disregard for Dred Scott decision. 

See more about that, below.


In 1856 -- the difference was, interestingly -- the telegraph. You don't realize this, but by 1856 most  US  cities were "online" by telegraph. What happened in Kansas on Tuesday, was known in New York by Wednesday, and all over by Friday or the next week.

So when Atchison tortured and killed people in Lawrence, the next day or two, people all over knew something about it.   When Jeff Davis and Franklin Pierce defended killers -- using lofty language or not -- people knew what the hell was going on.

That's how Charles Sumner knew so much about the Kansas killings - those BEFORE Atchison went on his first large scale killing spree.  The "Crimes against Kansas Speech"  was the most famous speech leading up to the Civil War, other than Lincoln's House Divided Speech, which was about the same issue -- the spread of slavery by violence and fraud.  

So news about killings in Kansas -- the tortures, the arson, the promises of more killing -- got around.   Before that, when spreading slavery by violence before, no one could be sure what the hell was going on.  Slave power could do what they wanted, and no one could stop them, few could even know what went on.

 The violence, the killing, did not start in 1856,  slavery was itself a violent enterprise and always was - no matter what you saw in Gone With The Wind.

You need to understand -- slave owners  got their way by violence, by torture, by killing, or the threat of it.    They used the same mentality - and cruelty - in spreading slavery to more and more land.

 Even "moderates" like Lee regularly had slaves whipped (yes, he did    LEE CRUEL CLICK

Every new state coming into the Union was an epic battle of it's own -- and just like in KS, slave power used killing and violence to spread it.  Kansas folks, as stated, got the news out, even if they had to go to St. Louis or Quincy  to use the telegraph, they did.

Once any newspaper had the story -- it was also picked up by other papers, information flowed with astonishing speech, compared to all times of previous history.   The role of the telegraph, and how it helped defeat the spread of slavery, is a stunning topic, by itself. 

As ever new state came into the Union, slave vs free  nearly caused wars several times before the Civil War, with Southern leaders being more like the "American Taliban".  Southern leaders were feared, the slave owners were the violent bullies -- killing politicians, beating Sumner almost to death on the Senate floor.  

These guys -- the slave power folks - DID NOT BLUFF.  The leaders themselves were often cowards - but they did not back down. Davis would send - as you can see - 1700 killers to Kansas. He was  not about to back down from his promise of spread of slavery into Kansas. 

We have white washed this  80 years of violence  to spread that preceded the Civil War.  That should stop. 


Atchison  could not kill all the people against slavery --- as you will see, 98% of the people in Kansas in 1856 were against slavery.  Even with 1700 men, he could not kill 10,000 men.

Atchison was really a terrorist -- kill as many as you need to -- make it loud and proud, to frighten the rest.  And he was loud and proud about it.

When the people of Kansas kept speaking against slavery anyway, Atchison promised he would come back and kill them all -- with 5000 men. 

The terror Atchison used didn't work. It almost worked.  


Furthermore -- none, absolutely none -- of the killers ever denied it.  They were refreshingly honest, for killers, at the time.   The politicians using them and paying them were very good at Orwellian double speak -- but the killers were blunt, loud and proud. 

 Atchison was PROUD of it.  Jefferson Davis, who paid for the killers as you will see, defended Atchison's actions, and his own, then and latter, as "Constitutionally required."

Davis was a wordsmith -- he could make slavery and killing sound like patriotism and religious faith.  When asked after the Civil War  about his role in "Kansas troubles"  -- he defended his actions as being "required" by the Constitution.  See more about his "logic" below.


As you will see, from Atchison's own speech, he was working for Jefferson Davis and Franklin Pierce, then US President. He tells his men that,  even brags that they (Pierce and Davis) and the "entire South" wants this war carried into Kansas!     

What war?  The Civil War is five years away.    Atchison and Stephen A Douglas recently opened up Kansas, by passing of the "Kansas Nebraska Bill" to vote on slavery.   Supposedly, Kansas voters could decide the slave "question" by vote.

SO why is Atchison out there killing ? He was the Senator that opened up Kansas to vote on slavery -- then he personally rushes to Kansas to kill and terrorize.

He was not just some kook who liked to kill.   He was a US Senator, working for -- as you will see --the Secretary of War. (Bet you can't guess who was Secretary of War was).

What the hell is the Secretary of War doing -- sending anyone to Kansas to kill, or even interfere, in Kansas politics?   

You are about to find out.



That's why you need to read the speech.  Seriously -- read it.  It's the best history lesson you never learned.

Some of the "DAMN DOGS"   Atchison wanted killed, got away -- here is a picture of the surviving dogs, in 1890.

IN 1890

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

AMAZING FACT: There were about 10,000 whites living in the entire Kansas Territory --over 98% of them are against slavery, as future votes will prove.  That's right -- Kansas whites were against slavery overwhelmingly.

They killed by hanging, drowning, torture, chopping people up, and shooting.   Remember they were proud of it -- paid for it.  These were not local men with a "difference of opinion" about slavery.  That's very important to know, because as you will see, stupidly US textbooks give the impression it was a local dispute. Bullshit.


Davis claimed local people could not decide the issue -- therefore, it did not matter what the people in Kansas wanted.   See much more about Davis "logic" below. 


 Davis was US Secretary of War, in 1856. 
Davis named Atchison
"General of Law and Order" in Kansas


You probably heard SOMETHING in college or high school about Kansas killings, ( Bloody Kansas).  

But no one told you who killed who -- or why. Just some confusing sounding bullshit.  You  had no clue a US Senator was paid to lead the killers -- and you sure as hell were never told about his speech. 



Photo of Abraham Lincoln

As Lincoln warned -- over and over  -- if Southern leaders could get slavery spread into Kansas (see the House Divide Speech)  then no state was safe.    The 'logic" Davis and Southern leaders used to excuse violence to spread slavery into Kansas, could be applied to other states.   


Lincoln was not being rhetorical when he said,  by the logic of Dred Scott decision,  (used by Davis, see below) people would "go to sleep" in a free state, and wake up in a slave state, with no voice in the matter! 

The court ORDERED that blacks are not persons -- remember that.   The court ORDERED that blacks are property - remember that.
The court ORDERED that the government will protect slavery


Not a conspiracy -- it's just the bullshit myth of Southern leaders caring about "states rights".  That narrative sounded better.  Yep, it's pretty much that simple.

You can't teach the ugly truth, as shown above, and still claim Southern leaders cared about states rights.   So if you wanted to use the boooshit about "many causes" or "states rights" -- you could not show the killings by Davis and Atchison.  Nor the other killings.  One or the other had to get glossed over.

Southern leaders were using a "two prong" approach to spread slavery -- the Dred Scott decision, and killing.

Really. Those were the tools Southern leaders used -- Dred Scott decision, and killing.  Interestingly, Atchison's failure to kill enough people to make Kansas a slave state, very likely was  the reason Taney and Davis went so extreme in the language they used in Dred Scott case



Remember -- Kansas rejected slavery overwhelmingly when they finally got to vote.  Kansas entered the US as a free state in January of 1861, confirmed by Congress and the President, Buchanan.

Did even that stop Davis and South from demanding  slavery in Kansas? 

Hell no.     Seriously -- Kansas finally gets to vote, after years of fighting Atchison and Davis -- after hundreds of deaths, and repeated attacks.    Stephen A Douglas is no longer in a position (Chair of House and Senate Committee) to help the killers keep Kansas from becoming a free state.    Surprisingly, President Buchanan,  for once in his life (possibly his  hate of Douglas)  signs off on Kansas becoming a free state.

But STILL Southern leaders, especially Davis, STILL demand the spread of slavery into Kansas.  These guys are un -fucking -real. They are obsessed with pushing slavery into Kansas!

IN the Confederate Constitution - Sec 3 -- mandates that the territories accept and respect SLAVERY!    

Did the four years of fighting AGAINST slavery sink in?  HELL NO.  

Did the Kansas voters rejecting slavery over and over, sink in?

HELL NO.   This is how crazy ass -- lunatic level -- Davis was.  He STILL demanded the spread of slavery after, remember that after, Kansas was in the Union as a free state, ATER Kansas voters rejected slavery over and over, AFTER Kansas fought against slavery.   

In fact, Davis said the resistance to the spread of slavery into KANSAS was "intolerable" !!    This guy was one crazy piece of shit. 

THE TRUE ISSUE -- per southern newspapers, and documents and speeches at the time -- was the spread of slavery into Kansas.  That's not what we said -- that's what the Southern leaders said at the time.  

And that was in 1861 -- five years after Atchison was killing to do that, in 1856.  Remember that.

Why aren't you taught that?   The South was proud of  it then, bragged about it then, killed to spread slavery then.

Why are we not taught what they boasted of -- and did?

Seems Southern school boards keep this kind of factual truth out of our history books.  Can't offend anyone.

And our Southern friends love to pretend Southern leaders cared about state's rights -- can't show Jeff Davis role in killing people to stop state's rights, if you show them Davis Atchison's speech and actions. 


       Jefferson Davis and David Atchison wanted slavery IN Kansas.  

They got the help of Stephen A Douglas, to open Kansas up for slavery, in exchange for their support of railroad route that Douglas hoped would make him rich.

 When you hear about Douglas being for "popular sovereignty"  -- thats bullshit.   He helped his buddy (He and Atchison were close friends, Douglas insisted Atchison was "the kindest and most patriotic man I ever met) kill people in Kansas.    Douglas SPOKE about popular soverighty -- he never meant a word of it. 

BASIC  FACT: There were about 10,000 whites living in the entire Kansas Territory.  About  98% of them are against slavery, as future votes will prove.  A small but violent minority of people -- almost all from out of state --tried to push Kansas to be a slave state.



Henry Ward Beecher, the most famous abolitionist preacher of the day, called it correctly in 1856. If we allow the killers to prevail in Kansas, he essentially said, we will have Civil War all over.  Beecher wanted the killers stopped in Kansas, because that would stop the spread of slavery.

 But the killing never stopped in Kansas,  Southern leaders demanded the spread of slavery into Kansas as a war ultimatum, May of 1861.  The killing continued in Kansas all through the Civil War itself. 

Translation "Damn Dog" = people who dared to speak against slavery.

By what right did Jeff Davis have to arm and pay 1700 men from Texas to invade Kansas anyway? 

  Actually in 1856, they used the "right" of Atchison's own "laws"  from his own "bogus legislature".  But that wasn't enough.

  A  year later, they would use the Dred Scott decision.   

No doubt the Taney Court watched the killing in Kansas  -- and read the newspapers. Northern papers - and men like Lincoln and Sumner -- lambasting the treachery, but men like Jeff Davis supporting and, behind the scenes, causing the killings.

Push had come to shove -- and the Taney Court had to "settle the dispute".

The Dred Scott decision ordered-- yes ordered-- the federal government to "protect it" -- protect slavery.   This is from the Dred Scott decision. Shame on every "history" teacher you ever had, that did not tell you. 

Blacks not persons -- blacks are property. See for yourself.  Go on, see.  This is from the order -- not the "dicta" . This language is in the COURT ORDER.

Bet you didn't know that.

  Bet your history teacher never told you the US Supreme Court -- literally (we show you) pledged the US government to protect slavery -- never mind that 98% of people in Kansas opposed slavery, the Taney court PLEDGED the government to protect slavery in Kansas.

BLACK S so inferior they were not persons, but property.

Davis used this too -- to claim, with some justification, that the SCOTUS ordered slavery protected.   Still, that was a year AFTER Davis and Atchison got the killings in Kansas going.   Dred Scott came out March 1857,  Atchison and Davis were killing from 1855 on.

Only when Atchison and Davis failed to get slavery into Kansas, did Davis and his friend Roger Taney then use the Dred Scott decision to do by fraud and vile use of the courts, what they could NOT do by killing.   Remember that, cause your history teacher sure as hell does not know.

REPEAT     Dred Scott decision "pledged,"  aka ordered,  the federal government to "protect" slavery, even though in Kansas 98% of the people there were against slavery.

Seriously, blacks are NOT PERSONS?  

Officially, by decree -- of the United States Supreme Court blacks are NOT PERSONS BUT ARE PROPERTY

And you never heard that -- did you?    Hell no.   

Yet Lincoln shouted out the injustice and horror of this decision -- because it said blacks were NOT PERSONS.  

So why -- please tell me why -- the fuck we are not taught this in history class?

Please -- does anyone know?  We are NOT taught the ugly truths about Southern leaders-- not about Davis, not about Roger Taney, not about David Atchison.  

Is your history teachers stupid?  No -- but they are not taught this either.  This whitewashing of US history is disgusting, to the point, what we learn is not history at all, but only the myths SOuthern school boards don't object to.

It goes beyond Southern School boards, however.  Mainstream historians, like supposed Lincoln expert Eric Foner - idiotically -- says Dred Scott was a "rather narrow ruling" about citizenship.  Fucking idiot.  Really, he is a fucking idiot. 

But finally people fought back.  One of them was John Brown.  


The usual way into Kansas at the time, for settlers, was the Missouri River.  But Atchison put sharpshooters on the river, and just shot anyone who tried to pass who was anti slavery

LANT TRAIL  A man named Laned created a Northern route, over land, with armed camps for people to sleep at night along the way, to protect them from Atchisons men.

Bet you didn't know that.  This article above, while true enough  fails to point out, that "pro-slavery" folks were NOT settlers, they were all hired.    


The Dred Scott decision came AFTER -- remember that -- AFTER the killings in Kansas started. AFTER Atchison hired the 1700 men, AFTER  Charles Sumner was almost killed on  Senate floor, AFTER Jeff Davis paid for the killers from Kansas, and AFTER Franklin Pierce and Stephen A Douglas helped the killers.

The Taney Court wanted to "settle forever"   the question of slavery -- and they did it while the killing was going on. Jefferson Davis could not have written the decision any more perfect to spread slavery.

In fact, it's possible, though conjecture, that Davis told Taney what words to use.

Not human beings    Not persons    But property
The Taney decision declared blacks to be "so inferior" they were not human beings but "inferior" beings -- specifically, by decree PROPERTY.  More about that below. 

You never heard this in your history class did you? 

Tell the truth -- you never heard that the most important Surprem Court decision in US history, said that.  That blacks are "so inferior" they are not persons.  Not human beings, but "inferior beings".

You get some booooshit about "citizenship" -- instead of the ugly truth that per Roger Taney, blacks were not even human beings -- not persons. Literally, officially, by order of the court, NOT PERSONS but property.

Now -- why the didn't your history teacher tell you that? 

This is IN the decision itself.    That is what it SAYS!  So why didn't you know it?

Probably because  your history teacher just believe the watered down boooshit.  But all you have to do is read the damn decision itself.

 Point 4  is from the order of the court -- the "real deal" part of the decision.  Slaves are "property".

The part about "so inferior" was in the decision.   

This, however, is how Dred Scott is taught -- as a "citizenship" issue and about Congress can't exclude slavery into Kansas.


Bullshit 1 -- the order says specifically blacks are NOT PERSONS -- why the hell not mention that in history classes?

Jefferson Davis bragged about it -- Lincoln railed against it. It's not a minor point, it was the most basic point possible. Are blacks human beings, or not?  Jeff Davis said they were not -- and the SCOTUS said it too -- blacks are inferior beings, and ordered, yes ordered, blacks be "recognized" as property (NOT HUMANS BEINGS)

That's far more that not being "citizens". 

Your history teacher, and almost every book about this, yaps about "citizenship".  Bullshit -- according to Dred Scott, blacks were NOT PERSONS, not human beings!  . They were INFERIOR beings, by the specific language of the court.

Try to grasp this -- the SCOTUS said blacks were "inferior beings" not persons.  Got that? Going too fast?

And how does your teacher teach this?  

Never mind that 98% of the people in KS didn't want slavery -- in fact, fought a bloody war against it.  That DID NOT MATTER to the SCOTUS, nor did in matter to Jeff Davis.

Bet you didn't know that. 

And the government had to protect SLAVERY  in Kansas, by specific language of the court. 

Bullshit 2  -- the order specifically orders the government to protect slavery.   Even though 98% of whites in Kansas rejected slavery.




 the resolves of the entire South, and of the present Administration, that is, to carry the war into the heart of the country, (cheers.)

 to carry the war into the heart of the country, ???

Atchison just told his men, above, the "entire South" wanted these killings and terror. They wanted this "war carried to the heart of the country" 

What the hell war is he talking about?  

Jefferson Davis -- in his public speeches -- said no one on earth tried harder to avoid war than he did. Really he said that.

Davis also

The CIvil War was five years away -- Kansas had only months before been opened up to even the possibility of slavery.  So there were not many slave owners in Kansas. 

Don't forget that - when you read the narratives of this period, it's easy to assume Kansas had hundreds of slave owners there defending their "rights".   No -- there were almost no slave owners there at all!

 Who was there were largely the men paid to be there. Like 

“We can tell the impertinent scoundrels of the [New York] Tribune that they may exhaust an ocean of ink, their Emigrant Aid Societies spend their millions and billions, their representatives in Congress spout their heretical theories until doomsday, and his excellency Franklin Pierce appoint abolitionist after free soiler as governor, yet we will continue to tar and feather, drown, lynch, and hang every white-livered abolitionist who dares to pollute our soil.”



John Geary, the unelected governor of Kansas - named by Jefferson Davis and Franklin Pierce-- was pro-slavery, indeed that's why Jeff Davis appointed him governor.

98% of people in Kansas, as events would prove, were against slavery, but Davis appointed, naturally, a violent and pro slavery governor.   Stephen DOuglas signed off on that, by the way, as Chairman of House and Senate Committee on Kansas.

But Geary eventually turned on the lunatic killers.  The endless killings -- for just speaking and writing newspapers against slavery, was too much for Geary.

 Geary eventually gave copious evidence and documentation about Atchison and Davis to the Congress, which apparently persuaded the next President - Buchanan -- at long last to recognize Kansas as a free state, and reject the violence and bogus legislature BS of Davis and Atchison.   

Just before Lincoln took office -- Kansas officially came in as a state -- a FREE state.  

See the testimony from Geary's physician and personal assistant, at the bottom of this page.    Both Geary and his assistant finally figured out, the only thing Davis and Atchison cared about -- was the SPREAD of slavery, by any means, including killing, all the while claiming lofty motives. 

"[Geary now] repudiates that new plank which has been surreptitiously inserted into the Democratic platform, that gives to the single idea of slavery extension an ascendancy over every other consideration."


This speech is important  because Atchison is bragging that they men, riding under a foreign flag, paid by Secretary of War, -- attacking a city with almost no weapons (he makes fun of their bibles) with 1700 men to stop them from speaking and printing anything against slavery.

US troops would not do that.   They would obey orders to disperse people trying to vote in a Kansas Constitution -- and they did, per Jefferson Davis' orders. But  telling folks to leave a building and go home, is a far cry from torturing, killing, looting, burning.  

For those acts, Atchison "hired out"



When able, Kansas whites voted 98% against slavery.  



The "pro slavery" forces were armed  and IMPORTED. Paid for by Jefferson Davis as Secretary of War. For the rest of his life, Davis claimed all he did in KS was for "constitutional" reasons.

 the resolves of the entire South, and of the present Administration, that is, to carry the war into the heart of the country, (cheers.)


Charles Sumner two day speech about "Crimes Against KANSAS" got him almost beaten to death on the Senate floor.  

The next day, Atchison attacked Lawrence.  Sumner mentioned Atchison as one of the conspirators, because Atchison was already spreading terror. HE could  have no clue that the next morning, as he was still unconscious, Atchison and his men were riding into Kansas to do what Atchison bragged about.  

None of this is a surprise to anyone alive at the time -- Slave Power loved it, Jefferson Davis defended it as "constitutionally required".  There is not one text book in the US that even mentions Atchison's speech, though a few teachers tell their students about it. 

You should read Sumner's famous speech -- sadly, almost no one does now. CRIMES AGAINST KANSAS

Remember, Atchison had not even started his famous killing sprees -- he spoke May 19 -20, a two day speech, that he was beaten, nearly to death, for.  

Atchison led the first killing raid May 21.   His speech was May 21.

The cane used to beat Sumner for giving this speech, was and is kind of an honored symbol, of Confederate apologist, even today.  What did Sumner do to get beaten?

He spoke about Kansas.   

But early on. in KANSAS,   he boasted of killing -- he would continue to boast for years, and continue to kill.

IN a way Atchison was more honest than others who paid him to kill and helped get him an army of 1700 men from Texas.   They stayed in Washington DC and pretended to care about justice and the Constitution.

An excerpt from Atchison speech --which is below
"Faint not as you approach the city of Lawrence,... draw your revolvers and bowie knives, and cool them in the heart's blood of those damned dogs that dare to defend that damned breathing hole of hell... "
Damn dogs of hell?  That's those folks in Lawrence Kansas who dared let the anti-slavery newspaper print their paper.

Charles Sumner, US Senator from Massachuets, was beat almost to death on the floor of US Senate, one day before Atchison's speech about killing and terrorizing.


Oh, your text books in school KIND OF mentioned it. They did mention "Bloody Kansas."  But they left a few things out -- we tell you why they left out, and what they left out.

Worse, our text books give you the IMPRESSION that those "FREE STATE" radicals were troublemakers.   No, they went there to live, and intended to live in a Free State -- Kansas was known to be a free territory, because slavery was prohibited there by treaty, and by the Compromises of 1850 and 1820.

Notice -- and this is important -- FIRST Atchison as US Senator, got the Compromise of 1850 struck down, and with the help of Stephen A Douglas and Jefferson Davis,  opened up Kansas for the possibility of slavery, if the people there chose it.

But 98% of the people in Kansas did not want slavery, as events and elections proved! 

Even this basic fact is overlooked in our history books.

Go check any history  text book in the US - while they all do mention Kansas, it's almost a side issue, and we have yet to find one that mentions Atchison's army of thousands hired by Jeff Davis.

And not one text book mentions that when the voters could vote in honest elections, slavery was rejected  by 98%- 2%.



"He is the kindest man, and best patriot, I have ever known"

 The speech shows the difference between what the great speakers said in public, vs what they did in private.   Atchison, Davis, and Douglas especially.   They claimed' state's rights and popular sovereignty.  Their speeches SOUNDED great.


The thing to understand --- Free soilers were 98% of the white people in Kansas.  Kansas whites voted against slavery 98% -2%, and other lopsided stats, when they were finally allowed to vote.  Atchison was trying to frighten and kill enough to get Kansas admitted as a slave state, by stopping all speech against slavery.

That was not at all unusual -- it was already against the law, and had been for 20 years -- in all slave states, to speak or write openly against slavery. Even owning the wrong book got preachers whipped.  SO passing anti free speech laws when Atchison set up the "bogus legislature" was par for the course.

 Atchison had to hire men from Texas to ride with him. And they rode --as Atchison made clear -- under a foreign

 Only a small number of people in Kansas wanted slavery -- and most of those came because they were paid, by guys like Atchison.





Davis biographers "deal" with Davis role in Kansas by several clever and dishonest ways.  

They make it SEEM like those bad old Kansas farmers were beating up and terrorizing folks.  And they throw John Brown in there -- but John Brown reacted after TWO YEARS of killing and terrorizing, and after Davis, as Secretary of War, sent killers to Kansas, like Atchison.    And he was one guy (with his sons).  Remember there were 1700 killers paid by Davis already IN Kansas, killing and terrorizing when Brown started fighting back!  

See how clever this passage is, by a Davis biographer, who knows about Atchison's speech, but avoids mention of it.

Typical Orwellian double speak spin about
Davis and his role in Kansas killings.

You do hear about  the "Trouble In Kanas" in your text books, but its watered down so pathetically, it's meaningless.  They don't even tell you who did the killing, who was killed, or why.

Notice how he first says "Kansas was in constant aggravation" -- never telling you, keeping it from you, that the "aggravation" was from the 1700 men brought in by Atchison.

Notice he then cleverly  inserts some nonsense about "shot guns" brought in by those mean old free state folks.

 Bullshit -- recall Atchison made fun of the guns those free state folks had, the "Breecher Rifle"  The "Breecher Rifle" was the bible. and Atchison is laughing about it!   

The narrative guys like WC Davis takes work, carefully avoiding any mention of Davis paying for the 1700 men riding under a foreign flag, to kill and terrorize people in Kansas. 

The Kansas farmers got armed - - AFTER the attacks,  and of course WC Davis knows that. But he doesn't tell you.

Then guys like WC Davis claim that crazy old "John Brown"  was killing people in Kansas. Yes, AFTER Atchison killed his brother, and AFTER two years of terrorizing people and hiring 1700 men from Texas to help him kill and terrorize.

Scum sucking pigs like WC Davis  is as cowardly and deceptive as the original Jeff Davis.   Just like Jeff Davis "forgot" to mention in his speeches that Kansas rejected slavery over and over, and fought against slavery for years, WC Davis does exactly the same bullshit.

Shame on the book reviewers that gave WC Davis any support.   

When finally someone fights back -- as John Brown did -- that is the bad guy?    Yeah, Brown was violent -- after he saw some of his own family killed, after years of killing by Atchison.  



Remember, Atchison hired 1700 men, bragged about the killings, worked for Jeff Davis, all these guys were paid.

But read how WC Davis put it, in one of his boooshit books. 

The way WC plays it -- "Atchison supported pro-slavery group" -- fucking hell, he hired the bastards, paid the bastards, and bragged bout their killing. WC DAVIS -- ever the coward and liar -- writes "supported pro slavery groups"

As to the violence?  WC Davis --- piece of shit in our book  --seems to blame the Kansas farmers, for the violence, and says "EVENTS QUICKLY GOT OUT OF HAND"

No, dumb ass liar, Atchison quickly started his killing spree.

And remember, Southern "historians" like WC Davis know this -- they know David Atchison speech, they know he bragged about killing, they know all that better than I do.

But WC sure as hell made sure -- as best he could -- that YOU didn't know. 

Events "quickly got out of hand' -- that's typical bullshit.

  See how these lying bastards gloss over the facts?

Why -- it's 150 years later. Why would guys like WC Davis (and others, SHelby Foote, ect) use lies and distortions?   Because they  like to PRAISE Jeff Davis, and make it sound complicated.   

No -- the cause of the Civil War was not complicated -- the excuses they make up are, the boooshit double talk is complicated. 

Ironically, Davis and Lincoln agreed on this -- it was the SPREAD of slavery that mattered --to Davis, who wanted the spread, and to Lincoln, who wanted first to STOP the spread.

Certainly Lincoln was not going to allow scum sucking pigs to spread slavery into Kansas -- remember, Davis and Confederates demanded that in Montgomery.   Kansas came in as a free state just before LIncoln got there.  He was not going to let these scum sucking pigs make Kansas a slave state -- and remember -- this is important -- Southern leaders DEMANDED the spread of slavery into Kansas as late as May 1861.

This is not taught -- it's astonishing -- but the Southern demands tto spread slavery -- that are built into the Confederate Constitution, and which Davis loudly and proudly bragged about, and which Atchison killed about -- is not taught. That's booshit. 

That's candid, a bit crude, but it's true.   If you can think of a different reason WC Davis -- and others - lie like this, let me know. 

Sound like "states rights" to you?

And remember Atchison bragged the goal.  To kill and silence every god damn abolitionist in Kansas.

None of this gets in our US text books, in a meaningful way.



Atchison bragged out the ass what he was up to, and WHY. He did not make it complicated -- 



What's the Secretary of War doing sending men to Kill in Kansas?

Notice, no biographer of Jeff Davis -- not one -- even mention his role in sending Atchison to Kansas, much less the killing sprees with 1700 men, nor Atchison  bragging about it. I've looked through a dozen biographies of Davis - they just avoid that topic or mischaracterize it.

 Gee, I wonder why?

You think they don't know Davis was Secretary of War?   Do you think they don't know Davis named Atchison "General of Law and Order".

Do you think they don't know Atchison  got this army of killers from Texas, and paid them "amply". 


YES -- John Brown did killing of his own in Kansas - but this was AFTER the killing raids by Atchison and others.

In fact, Brown's sons went to Kansas and were attacked by Atchison and others like him.  Brown's brother was killed by them.

For some reason, when you read about Brown, no one even tells you he went to Kansas BECAUSE of the killers who were there spreading slavery by violence.   To read most descriptions, Brown was some extremist who "took his hatred and violence to Kansas".

Hello dumb ass -- the hatred and violence were in Kansas, and one of the paid killers was Davis Atchison, who bragged about it!

If you don't know what happened before Brown even got there -- you don't know shit.   If you don't know of the killings, tortures, burnings, you don't know shit.

If Atchison and others were not killing, torturing, burning, looting Brown would not even go to Kansas in the first place.  Too complicated for most "historians" who don't seem to grasp Kansas was bloody before Brown set foot there.   He was fighting back.

It took five years to straighten out this mess, and get Kansas admitted as a free state


 Atchison speech indicates where those men came from, and how paid them.  The more you read that speech, the more you go "WTFH"? 

  • Atchison 
  • bragged about riding under foreign flag
  • bragged he was funded by federal authorities (Davis)
  • bragged the men could keep loot they stole
  • bragged they were there to terrorize and kill
  • bragged "authorities" wanted the war taken to Kansas

Atchison's killings did not work. 

The killings did not work because men fought back.

Atchison was  a coward -- and ran like one when he and his men did not outnumber those he was killing 

Remember that -- men like Atchison were brave in groups, but like Jeff Davis himself, was a coward when he did not outnumber the victims.

  To see what kind of coward Jeff Davis was, read his wife's letter, and his nephew's journal, HERE

Why?  One reason -- the telegraph.  Yes, the telegraph.  People all over the country could, and did, find out what these bastards were doing in KANSAS, for the first time.

You might not have a clue what was going on in Kansas at the time -- but people in the North at the time knew, and knew much better than your history teacher. 

  They knew because telegraphs sent the stories of the killings all over, within hours sometime. WHen one newspaper got it, another got it, and another, and another. 

Within a day or two, everyone who read papers then, knew.  All because of the telegraph.

  Slavery violence and oppression required secrecy, that few people knew.   The telegraph meant people in Chicago, New York, St. Louis,  Springfield knew -- in fact, the people then were better informed that you are, by your watered down text books.

 IN FACT (BECAUSE OF TELEGRAPH) people in Chicago, New York, St. Louis, Springfield, were better informed that you are, within days, that you are in years of "education" by your watered down text books.

 . As you will see from Atchison's speech -- his goal was to stop the people from Lawrence from speaking against slavery. He and Jefferson Davis hoped the terror and killing in Kansas would also scare the rest of the people in Kansas.


You just do not any clear, simple, unambiguous sentences like "Men hired by David Atchison, and authorized by Jefferson Davis, invaded Kansas to kill and terrorize people who spoke, and wrote newspapers, against slavery.".    

Teachers and historians do this a lot -- to sound smart, they speak in vague terms.  It takes a while to find, and appreciate, historians who can and will write simply.   Writing verbose bullshit fills up the pages, and makes it easier to fool  you, if that's what they are trying to do.

But writing verbose BS also covers up the truth.  Historians love to quote slave owners, men like Davis and Atchison, from their lofty sounding speeches, as if that has anything fucking to do with what they did behind the scenes.  As you can see, Atchison could give glorious, even religious speeches about blacks being ordained by God.  For some reason you won't see those speeches, or the speech by Atchison before one of his killing sprees

 But those that know that, in fact, Davis did help Atchison kill and terrorize, need to describe SOMEHOW what happened in Kansas, but in a way that keeps you stupid about Davis. 

  One clever Davis lover came up with this one -
 "expansionism was an issue". 

Sound like "states rights" to you?  


Lying bastard, stupid, or hiding?



To hear scum sucking pigs like Kenneth Davis tell it, Jeff  Davis just cared soooo much for state's rights,  wow!     

There are over 500 books about Davis,  over 100 biographies.   One Davis "expert" is Kenneth Davis, author of "Don't know much about  history" Kenneth Davis, in his narrative of what caused the Civil War, blames those bad old "extremist"  and make you think those damn Kansas radicals "would not compromise". 

He never --ever (nor do any other Jeff Davis apologist) even mention the army Davis paid for to kill and terrorize in Kansas. Not one word!   Not one word that Davis was thrilled with the killings - and with the beating of Charles Sumner.

And he didnt even have the balls to include the word "slavery" in tis Orwellian double tax "EXPANSIONISM WAS AN ISSUE".

We arent picking on this liar --all Davis apologist  do basically the same thing. Of COURSE they know Davis demanded the spread of slavery into Kansas, Davis was proud of it! He wrote about his demands to spread slavery in his own book.

Sound like "states rights" to you?

Davis boasted that blacks are not human beings but inferior beings -- property. As property, Kansas, according to Jeff Davis own book, and own speeches, MUST PROTECT slavery. It did not matter to Davis that  98% or 100% of the people in Kansas were against slavery. The public had no say in slavery in Kansas, according to Jeff Davis.

K Davis and every other Davis expert knows all this.  Jeff Davis wrote this shit down in his OWN BOOK. How could they not know!?  REmember this next time you read these lying bastards narrative, they leave out the basic fact: Southern violent lunatics, led by Jefferson Davis and David Atchison, killed and terrorize in Kansas to spread slavery there, with every intention of spreading it further and further, to California, Oregon, and even other nations if they could. So don't believe these bastards, they know Davis didn't give a shit a bout states rights -- though he gave speeches about it.

  Of COURSE they know Atchison was the US Senator that Davis named "General of Law and Order" in Kansas, and OF COURSE they know Atchison led the killing spree and hired an army of thugs from the South to do the killing, etc.

They are not stupid.   But look how these lying bastards handle the killings in Kansas -- by their hero, Jefferson Davis.

Kenneth Davis, described  this whole "trouble in Kansas" this way: "expansionism was an issue".  


That's the sum total of his reference to it, in "Don't Know Much About History." Not one other word.

Does Kenneth Davis know Atchison was in Kansas killing people? OF COURSE HE KNOWS.

Did Kenneth Davis (and others)  know Davis paid for those troops, and justified the killing and terror?


But will they show Atchison and Davis relationship, at all? OF COURSE NOT.

That's how the lying bastards can make scum like Davis seem like the nicest guy, only concerned with Constitution and liberty.  That is, seriously, how these fuckers lie their asses off.  They just tell you the sweet sounding bullshit guys like Jeff Davis and ATchison and Douglas would tell the public.

Not one word -- not one -- about the killings, not one word about Atchison speech.   


What pissed Davis off in 1855, still pissed him off in 1861 when he demanded the spread of slavery into Kansas, and STILL pissed him off in 1870 when he wrote his book, Rise and Fall of the Confederacy.

Of all the "grievances" Davis had with the US - -do you know what he said the INTOLERABLE one? Go on, guess.

The resistance to the SPREAD of slavery into Kansas.

That's right -- he was pissed off enough in 1855 to send Atchison there and fund those killers.

He was pissed off enough in 1861 to demand the SPREAD of slavery into Kansas -- never mind that by then, Kansas had come into the Union as free state, lawfully, signed by President Buchanan and passed in the US house of representatives. 

And he was STILL pissed off about resistance to spread of slavery -- into Kansas -- in 1870 when he wrote "Rise and Fall". 


Think about this  for a while --  every day, for all those years, Davis knew that 90% or more of the people in Kansas rejected slavery.  The votes were overwhelming!  But according to Davis  twisted mind -- that didn't matter, because of Dred Scott.

Yes Dred Scott, according to Davis -- changed it all.   It no longer mattered what the people wanted. It no longer mattered what congress said. It no longer mattered what the Territorial legislature said -- they rejected slavery.

Because Dred Scott decision said this -- read it. Its from Davis book.

Text books do cover this -- but in a very superficial way, repeating watered down nonsense.  

So we tell you, what your text books and "history" teachers gloss over, and is probably unaware of, anyway.

By the twisted "logic" of Jeff Davis,  Roger Taney, chief justice of the Supreme Court, gave him  his "permission"  to kill and terrorize, because of the vile court order that "pledged" the government to "protect slavery" and "recognize" slaves as "inferior beings" -- property, not human beings.

Hence his let ters to the eastern papers, with which he corresponded, were severely condemnatory of the free-state party of Kansas. He resisted as long as possible the daily accumulating evidences of his error; but with many others like himself, was at length forced, though unwillingly, to acknowledge the truth of the statements contained in this volume.

his let ters to the eastern papers, with which he corresponded, were severely condemnatory of the free-state party of Kansas. He resisted as long as possible the daily accumulating evidences of his error; but with many others like himself, was at length forced, though unwillingly, to acknowledge the truth of the statements contained in this volume. Governor Geary, during his administration in Kansas, observed a strict neutrality in regard to the question of slavery, and invariably pursued that impartial line of policy which his official documents indicate. He was, however, a firm and un wavering Democrat, and for aught that has appeared to the contrary, still adheres closely to the party with which he has always been associated. The writer is also an advocate of the true principles of Democracy; but he repudiates that new plank which has been surreptitiously inserted into the Demo cratic platform, that gives to the single idea of slavery ex tension an ascendancy over every other consideration.