Posted by MARTIN on September 07, 1998 at 00:39:32:
Lincoln used deception to "save" the Union. (Should have read a UNION.)
If the Union were saved intact (States lawfully intact), reconstruction would not have been needed. (reconstruction should have been termed "construction of soviet, power at the top, central government type UNION.)
Reconstruction was "necessary" for erecting a new UNION (name of war, misnomer, non English grammar) for enhancing and expanding commerce.
Or in other words if the States were not destroyed (South)or voluntarily dissolved (North) no reconstruction acts would have been necessary.
The only problem with the above is that under the We the People constitution + Parliamentary Law the Union could be dissolved lawfully.
So no war no UNION (military)of North + South.
The application of martial law varied in each State depending on whether the State was one of the Southern Confederacy, or one of the pro-union states , or came into the new UNION after the 1861-65 war.
Roosevelt leveled all of the new legal fiction STATES to a common standing.
Roosevelt through executive order ratified by CONGRESS extended emergency powers and declared all Americans 'enemies' of the UNITED STATES, converted all acts involving money to commerce that required a license to conduct business; created the tools for the licensure of all Americans and the registration of all automobiles.
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