The importance of Texas Independence Day and the history of Americans settling the Western frontier - https://t.co/cflYJ4zlwY— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) 3 March 2018
Yesterday I came across the twitter account of Alex's ex wife Kelly. She straight up called Alex racist, and claimed that Alex bragged about his relation who founded the KKK in Texas. This was not the shock it could have been because we know that Alex's family on both sides have ancestors who fought at the rank of colonel and general in the Confederate Army during the US Civil War. And this claim from Kelly reinforces my suspicion that Alex's late uncle Biff (who helped to run and/or supply Reagan's death squads in Guatemala) is named after the founder of the KKK, Nathan Bedford Forrest (Biff's full name was William Forrest “Biff” Hamman).
In the above rant, Alex appears to brag that his ancestors signed the Declaration of Independence of Texas in 1836.
So what kind of state did that declaration create? A white supremacist slave state!!
In 1829 Mexico banned slavery. But the Constitution of Texas 1836 reinstated slavery with a vengeance. Here is section 9 of the General Provisions:
SEC. 9. All persons of color who were slaves for life previous to their emigration to Texas, and who are now held in bondage, shall remain in the like state of servitude, provide the said slave shall be the bona fide property of the person so holding said slave as aforesaid. Congress shall pass no laws to prohibit emigrants from the United States of America from bringing their slaves into the Republic with them, and holding them by the same tenure by which such slaves were held in the United States; nor shall Congress have power to emancipate slaves; nor shall any slave-holder be allowed to emancipate his or her slave or slaves, without the consent of Congress, unless he or she shall send his or her slave or slaves without the limits of the Republic. No free person of African descent, either in whole or in part, shall be permitted to reside permanently in the Republic, without the consent of Congress, and the importation or admission of Africans or negroes into this Republic, excepting from the United States of America, is forever prohibited, and declared to be piracy.
And here is the first sentence of the Section 10:
SEC. 10. All persons, (Africans, the descendants of Africans, and Indians excepted,) who were residing in Texas on the day of the Declaration of Independence, shall be considered citizens of the Republic, and entitled to all the privileges of such.
Compare that with the preamble:
We, the People of Texas, in order to form a Government, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence and general welfare; and to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves, and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution.
So why did Texas secede in 1861 to join the Confederate States of America? According to the Texas Ordinance of Secession signed on 2nd February 1861, the prime cause was protect and defend negro slavery, and a secondary cause was no financial compensation from the Federal Government for Texas fighting the native Americans.
Here are a few quotes from that ordinance:
...She [Texas] was received as a commonwealth holding, maintaining and protecting the institution known as negro slavery--the servitude of the African to the white race within her limits--a relation that had existed from the first settlement of her wilderness by the white race, and which her people intended should exist in all future time.
...The Federal Government, while but partially under the control of these our unnatural and sectional enemies, has for years almost entirely failed to protect the lives and property of the people of Texas against the Indian savages on our border, and more recently against the murderous forays of banditti from the neighboring territory of Mexico; and when our State government has expended large amounts for such purpose, the Federal Government has refused reimbursement therefor, thus rendering our condition more insecure and harassing than it was during the existence of the Republic of Texas.
...They have refused to vote appropriations for protecting Texas against ruthless savages, for the sole reason that she is a slave-holding State.
... We hold as undeniable truths that the governments of the various States, and of the confederacy itself, were established exclusively by the white race, for themselves and their posterity; that the African race had no agency in their establishment; that they were rightfully held and regarded as an inferior and dependent race, and in that condition only could their existence in this country be rendered beneficial or tolerable.
...That in this free government all white men are and of right ought to be entitled to equal civil and political rights; that the servitude of the African race, as existing in these States, is mutually beneficial to both bond and free, and is abundantly authorized and justified by the experience of mankind, and the revealed will of the Almighty Creator, as recognized by all Christian nations; while the destruction of the existing relations between the two races, as advocated by our sectional enemies, would bring inevitable calamities upon both and desolation upon the fifteen slave-holding States.
Now, I'm not saying that the revolution which led to the Republic of Texas in 1836 was just about one issue: negro slavery. But given that in 1861 Texas seceded from the United States to defend and protect negro slavery, we can safely assume that that issue was one of the major reasons for the revolution: Mexico banned slavery in 1829; a few years later Texas seceded from Mexico and reinstated slavery; in 1861 Texas then seceded from the United States to protect and defend negro slavery.
Among all this we have Alex Jones' family, apparently signing the Declaration of Independence of Texas in 1836, and then fighting at the rank of colonel and general in the Confederate Army.
And now we have Alex's ex wife claiming that Alex brags about his ancestor who founded the KKK in Texas.
It's sad. Very sad.
And Alex also claims that factions in intels are working with him because he comes from the right stock!
Something is very, very wrong.