The Real Birth Of America - And Response

Friday, January 24, 2014

America was not born on July 4, 1776, at which time the Declaration of Independence of the “United Colonies” was only signed, not yet ratified by the individual states.   

Nor was it born on March 1, 1781, the day the Articles of Confederation, under which the still-sovereign states had been governing themselves in the Continental Congress since 1777, became fully ratified. 

Instead, America gave birth to itself over a period lasting from March 4, 1789-Dec. 15, 1791, the dates when the Constitution and the subsequent Bill of Rights became effective, in a process in which the individual states gave up the sovereignty of their individual selves to the People of the whole in the name of the common good.  

America has been reborn again and again and again thanks to Article 5 of the Constitution, which allows for amendments and is bad news for reactionaries and historical revisionists masquerading as so-called “strict constructionists” since the existence of that provision destroys the very ground upon which they stand.   

The sovereignty of individual state ended March 4, 1789.  The argument for “states’ rights”, advanced by the slave-holding Confederacy and more recently by Chief Justice John Roberts and the right wing of SCOTUS in NFIB v. Sibellius (2012) as well as every power interested in preserving its ability to abuse the rights of the People of the United States within its reach is not an attempt to uphold the Constitution but to overthrow it.

That is the first lesson.  The second is like it; do not judge the countries of North Africa and Western Asia which saw regimes change or begin to change during the Arab Spring by the standards of 21st century America but by the process that began in 1770. 

Here endeth the lesson. 

Chuck Hamilton 

* * *

Chuck, you are the typical liberal revisionist - you don’t want to teach history, you want to rewrite it. The Constitution amended the the Articles of Confederation. The States created a Federal Government, not a National Government , as an agent of the States. The Constitution limits the authority of the Federal Government and enumerates it’s powers. Any power not given to the Federal Government or prohibited to the States is reserved by the States or the people. (10th amendment).

“We Federated for foreign affairs only, all domestic affairs are left to the States or to the people” Thomas Jefferson

The States were forced to give up their sovereignty down the barrel of a gun (War for Southern Independence).  The Constitutional Republic you write about ended with the 14th amendment (Reconstruction), it was never ratified and was never signed by Andrew Johnson. These United States were incorporated in 1871, creating the corporate entity The United States.

The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 (unconstitutional) gave up the power of Congress to issue our currency to a private group of central bankers making interest on our currency, creating an inflated dollar, not backed by gold and sliver. Several Presidents tried to stop Private Central Banking and paid the price with their lives. Lincoln and JFK  issued interest free Currencies. 

“I don’t care which puppet makes the laws as long as I control the currency”  

Nathan Rothschild


The United States has been under Uniform Commercial Codes since 1934, the year the corporation bankrupted, not the Constitution.

Chuck, you need to go back to class at a private institution that teaches history the way it actually happened, not the way you wish it had happened.

Chuck Davis 




Finley Stadium Needs To Grow Up - And Response

RE:  Finley Stadium Financial Picture Rosy; Beer And Alcohol Sales Approved; AstroTurf Almost Ready and City, County Pitching In $250,000 Each For New Finley Stadium AstroTurf I read a story here five days ago about a rosy future for Finley stadium. It lead me to believe that the stadium was making money and even improvements with donations.  Then we get a short ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: I Recall J.C. Owens

If you were to go to Oakville, Ala, a little ways from Decatur, about the biggest thing you’d find would be some 20 or so Indian mounds, where the early tribes would bury their dead many centuries ago. But if you sniffed around a bit, you’d learn it was the birthplace of James Cleveland Owens, a man whose name is of no consequence to anyone. I’m proud to say I talked to him ... (click for more)

Robber Is Shot By Victim In Attempted Robbery On East 43rd Street

One person was shot during a robbery attempt at 4314 Rossville Blvd. around 1:50 p.m. on Thursday.  The Chattanooga Police Department is investigating the robbery that ended in a shooting near East 43rd St. at Miller Auto Sales.  The robbery victim shot the suspect.  The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Fire On Crutchfield Street Ruled Arson

Chattanooga fire investigators have determined that last Thursday’s fire at 1207 Crutchfield St.  that nearly killed four people was deliberately set. Lt. Henry McElvain with the Fire Investigation Division said he cannot divulge the reason why he thinks it’s arson, but he is asking for help from the public. If anyone has information that can help solve this case, call ... (click for more)

Mossburg Fans 11, Stymies Innisdale In Pounder Classic

Innisdale Secondary School, out of Barrie, Ontario, Canada, looked like a baseball team that had been cooped up in its basketball gymnasium for weeks while harsh winter weather slammed the province. The Invaders, getting outside for the first time, were held hitless and scoreless over five innings by Silverdale pitcher Tyler Mossburg and the Seahawks went on to beat Innisdale, ... (click for more)

Lookouts Introduce FSG Bank As Their Presenting Partner; New Deck Set For 3rd Base Line

FSG Bank was introduced Thursday as the presenting partner for Chattanooga Lookouts baseball. Improvements were also announced, including a new deck down the third base line. This multi-year partnership joins together two of Chattanooga’s hometown community businesses.  FSG Bank’s presence will be felt by fans throughout their ballpark experience with the creation of ... (click for more)