RVA News outlets are all a buzz with the fact that the Robert E Lee Monument is coming down and one flagger is saying on Facebook that there is no mention of “white supremacy” in the Constitution of the Confederate States of America.
That all depends upon your point of view.
Reasonable people would agree that the problem the young man has is that any unbiased study of the Constitution of the Confederate States of America makes it very clear that the advocacy of white supremacy was the primary goal and motivation for the southern treason against the peoples of the United States of America
Any reasonable person who routinely follows RVA News would agree it is not relevant if that specific term was used or not. After all “a rose by any other name is still a rose”, and a pile of s* by any other name is still a pile of s*.
The fact is the Constitution of the Confederate States of America meets all of the requirements of a document promoting the concept of white supremacy as commonly defined.
“White supremacy or white supremacism is the belief that white people are superior to those of other races and thus should dominate them. White supremacy has roots in the now-discredited doctrine of scientific racism and often relies on pseudoscientific arguments, and was a key justification for colonialism. It underlies a spectrum of contemporary movements including neo-Confederates, neo-Nazism and Christian Identity.”
Whether they called themselves such or not, the southern traitors were by any reasonable definition “white supremacists” and it is a total fabrication to claim the constitution adopted by the southern racists was not in fact a document designed to advocate for and celebrate the concept of white supremacism.
Leave us remind the reader of the relevant articles FROM that document to which the youngster refers.
“(3) No slave or other person held to service or labor in any State or Territory of the Confederate States, under the laws thereof, escaping or lawfully carried into another, shall, in consequence of any law or regulation therein, be discharged from such service or labor; but shall be delivered up on claim of the party to whom such slave belongs,. or to whom such service or labor may be due.”
“Sec. 2. (I) The citizens of each State shall be entitled to all the privileges and immunities of citizens in the several States; and shall have the right of transit and sojourn in any State of this Confederacy, with their slaves and other property; and the right of property in said slaves shall not be thereby impaired.”
“(3) The Confederate States may acquire new territory; and Congress shall have power to legislate and provide governments for the inhabitants of all territory belonging to the Confederate States, lying without the limits of the several Sates; and may permit them, at such times, and in such manner as it may by law provide, to form States to be admitted into the Confederacy. In all such territory the institution of negro slavery, as it now exists in the Confederate States, shall be recognized and protected be Congress and by the Territorial government; and the inhabitants of the several Confederate States and Territories shall have the right to take to such Territory any slaves lawfully held by them in any of the States or Territories of the Confederate States.”