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For years now the yankees have tried to brainwash us into believing that the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves. As a result, we have "Juneteenth" which is supposed to stand for June 19th. This the day in 1865 that the slaves in Texas found out that they were free by the Proclamation, a year and a half after it's issuance. So every year there is this big party over finding out that they were free. One lie leads to another lie.

When I was in school we were taught that Abraham Lincoln was a great man because he freed the slaves by this proclamation. He has been elevated to the status of a diety and called "The Great Emancipator". However, the Emancipation Proclamation, if you actually read it, wasn't worth the paper it was written on. It was still legal to own slaves in the United States until passage of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution in December of 1865, nearly three years after the Proclamation. A black author, Lerone Bennett, Jr., in his book "Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's Dream Of A White America", he states "the most famous act in American political history never happened." Here is a black man calling the Proclamation just what it is - a lie.

In case you yourself have never read the Emancipation Proclamation, I am including it here so you will know exactly what it says. This way you will have strong ammunition when you debate the liberals and scalawags.

The Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1863

A Transcription

By the President of the United States of America:

A Proclamation.

Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit:

"That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.

"That the Executive will, on the first day of January aforesaid, by proclamation, designate the States and parts of States, if any, in which the people thereof, respectively, shall then be in rebellion against the United States; and the fact that any State, or the people thereof, shall on that day be, in good faith, represented in the Congress of the United States by members chosen thereto at elections wherein a majority of the qualified voters of such State shall have participated, shall, in the absence of strong countervailing testimony, be deemed conclllusive evidence that such State, and the people thereof, are not then in rebellion against the United States".

Now, therefore I Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander-in-Chief, of the Army and Navy of the United States in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and government of the United States, and as a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion, do, on this first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and in accordance with my purpose so to do publicly proclaimed for the full period of one hundred days, from the day first above mentioned, order and designate as the States and parts of States wherein the the people thereof respectively, are on this day in rebellion against the United States, the following,to wit:

Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana (except the Parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James Ascension, Assumption, Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. mary, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the City of New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, (except the forty-eight counties designated as West Virginia, and also the counties of Berkley, Accomac, Northampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Ann, and Norfolk, including the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth), and which excepted parts, are for the present, left precisely as if this proclamation were not issued.

And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons.

And I herby enjoin upon the people so declared to be free to abstain from all violence, unless in necessary self-defence; and I recommend to them that, in all cases when allowed, they labor faithfully for reasonable wages.

And I further declare and make known, that such persons of suitable condition, will be received into the armed service of the United States to garrison forts, positions, stations, and other places, and to man vessels of all sorts in said service.

And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and cause the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the eighty seventh.

By the President: ABRAHAM LINCOLN

WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.

I highlighted the areas in red to stress certain points. One is that Lincoln is only freeing the slaves that are in the states and parts of states that are in rebellion. In other words, those not under Union control. The areas where he could enforce the Emancipation Proclamation, Maryland, Missouri, Kentucky, Delaware, the southern Parishes of Louisiana, etc., he let them remain as they were. So according to the Proclamation, slaves in the area of Shreveport, Louisiana were free, but not the ones in New Orleans.

Another point I see is that he is only calling these states and areas to be in rebellion for one hundred days from January 1, 1863. According to my math that would be April 10th. So why didn't the Yankees pull out and go back North beginning on April 11th?

Of course we all know that the real reason for the Emancipation Proclamation was politics. Lincoln did not care whether the slaves were really freed. If he had, he would have tried freeing them immediately upon assuming office. That is what he would have campaigned on. He was afraid that England and/or France might become allied with the Confederacy. By issuing the Proclamation, neither of those countries wanted to be seen as supporting the institution of slavery.

Well, there you have it. My brief analysis of the great lie known as the Emancipation Proclamation. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Always seek the truth. With truth you have knowledge. With knowledge you have power.





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