“Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth.” The “Cornerstone Speech” delivered by Vice President of the Confederacy, Alexander Stephens, 150 years ago yesterday
Don’t let anyone tell you the Civil War wasn’t about slavery. It was. When they say “states’ rights,” the best reply is, “States’ rights to do… what, exactly?” To own slaves. That’s why they seceded, and that’s why we went to war, and that’s why the southern Confederacy is responsible for 600,000 dead Americans. Slavery. The south wanted to enslave a race of human beings as the cornerstone of its economy.
Adding… I have a theory that Stephens was secretly a woman.