740,000, innocent, young, white boys – Northern & Southern
“gave the last full measure of devotion"
The Matter Over Black Lives
Unlike all the American “white citizens” of primarily, Anglo-European, as well as Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Austria-New Zealand, even Africa of immigration heritage, those of unwilling, chattel slavery happen to be of black – Negroid, African descent and of that trade.
Since its conception and 1776 birth and dedication to “liberty and the proposition that all men are created equal”, and as it will always be as long as the Union “shall not perish from the earth”, the destiny of the USA is truly a “Black Lives Matter” issue.
The Civil War began April 12, 1861, when POTUS Abraham Lincoln, Commander in Chief of US military, by-passed Congress and ordered the forces of We the People (WTP) to put down what he rightly identified, as rebellion against the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.
This continuing conflict between WTP “white citizens” remains the most sacred, nation-defining war in US history, taking more lives of combatants than all the others combined, from the 1776 Revolution to Iraq, that is, circa 740,000 plus. Northern Union POTUS Lincoln came to realize that the only way to put down the rebellion was to have a divine, high moral cause that supersedes any of the southern Confederate states.
“That cause” would have to be one that inspires “white citizens” to be willing to die for it as they did in 1863, and for Lincoln to have the fortitude to hurt the Union in order to save it. Acting to save the Union from the wrath of “the Judge of all the world”, once again by-passing Congress, on January 1, 1863, Lincoln enacted and issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
Lincoln's Presidential edict accomplished 3 matters, they are:
1. Transformed the Civil War from being a conflict of states rights vs. federal oversight, to one of freeing the chattel slaves, and ending the inherited, 1776, peculiar British institution of chattel slavery;
2. As a moral issue to vindicate the lofty principles of liberty, the “white citizens” of the Union became highly inspired to victoriously end the conflict, because they had seized the highest, moral ground of this nation's business;
3. Most importantly, it appeased the Creator-GOD-HaShem by which the Judge in and of the Courts of Heaven granted the Divine Providence of grace, mercy and salvation to the Union;
See Gettysburg Address
On November 19, 1863, commemorating the July 2-4 battle that occurred in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania of that nation-transforming, defining year, Lincoln strongly admonished “the living” to remain dedicated to “the unfinished work of those who fought here”, and “the great task remaining” of “that cause…for those who here gave their lives that the nation might live.”
The POTUS ordered that “from these honored dead we take increased devotion” and “highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain”.
Lincoln says, that in doing so, “this nation under GOD, shall have a new birth of freedom” and our republican form of “government of, by, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
However, Lincoln says that finishing the work of “these honored dead”, and shouldering “that cause”, is the imperative prerequisite to the USA “not perish from the earth”.
This means that as a nation of immigrants and chattel slaves “under GOD”, if we obey him, it will experience the “new birth of freedom”.
Under the prosecution of the Heaven and conviction from the Judge, Mr. Lincoln proclaimed what “that cause” is about, i.e., this new nation being “conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal”, which it was not practicing.
Lincoln clearly understood that the solemn order to WTP “to form a more perfect Union”, was the rectifying of its most egregious and national security imperfection of chattel slavery and its impending, generations-destroying aftermaths. Read more, "The Matter" Pt-II