Tuesday, June 23, 2015

THE CORNERSTONE SPEECH

In thinking about the Confederate flag one should re-read what may have been the most basic document stating the reasoning behind the Confederate States seceding from the United States of America...This record of a speech spoken by Alexander H. Stephens March 21, 1861 in Savannah Georgia became known as the THE CORNERSTONE SPEECH.

These two quotations come directly from the so-called 'Cornerstone Speech' .

With us, all of the white race, however high or low, rich or poor, are equal in the eye of the law. Not so with the negro. Subordination is his place. He, by nature, or by the curse against Canaan, is fitted for that condition which he occupies in our system. 


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. 

Complete speech can be seen at this link...called 'The Cornerstone Speech' .