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The father of the Reconstruction Act

This is Thaddeus Stevens (1792-1868). Mr. Stevens was instrumental in pushing the Reconstruction Acts through, over the president's veto, and long after peace had been declared after the Civil War. The result was the military overthrow...
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...and annulment of our lawful states, along with the congressionally coerced passage of the infamous 14th Amendment. Contrary to the popular belief that it was primarily to give blacks civil rights, the 14th Amendment enslaved us all by replacing our nationalities(states)...
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...with U.S. federal citizenship, making us subject to Washington. 

In his speech promoting Reconstruction on January 3, 1867, Mr. Stevens stated, "Though the President is Commander-in-Chief, Congress is his commander; and, God willing, he shall obey. He and his minions...
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...shall learn that this is not a Government of kings and satraps, but a Government of the people, and that CONGRESS IS THE PEOPLE." Sound familiar? Sounds like Mr. Stevens certainly got his way as "the people" are no longer in charge today.
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This idea of "congress is the people" is a blatant violation of the original intent of the Constitution -- as can be seen in Federalist Paper #78, "It is not otherwise to be supposed, that the Constitution could intend to enable the representatives of the people to...
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...substitute their will to that of their constituents". - James L
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The Reconstruction Act of 1867 H.R. 1143: The Bill provided for military occupation of the named Southern States to be conducted without interference from any States authorities.  It further provided that the Governments of such States were only provisional and subject to...
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...the paramount authority of the United States as exercised by the Military Government, and gave authority to the Military Commanders to try and persons by Military Commission. In addition it provided for new rules of suffrage under which a new Constitution of each State....
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....was to be adopted and a new Legislatures elected, and disfranchised any person who had engage in Rebellion or given aid and comfort to be rebels (which effectually disfranchised all white residents of the States). Nor, under the Bill was any Senator or Representative...
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...to be permitted to take the Oath of office and be admitted to Congress until the new Constitution had met with the approval Congress, the newly qualified electorate of the State had elected a Legislature, such Legislature had adopted to proposed 14th Amendment and...
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...the Amendment had become a part of the Constitution.

To read further on the Reconstruction Act of 1867 along with President Johnson's veto speech. Click below.👇
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The 3rd Reconstruction Act of 1867 was design to force out our republican form of governments (state governments) of the 10 southern states by the U.S. Army and replaced by Military Officers to unlawfully added the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution the following year...
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...& created a new political system "De facto" in the several states. 

Since 1868 we have violated our own constitutional laws to this day by empowering a De facto/Totalitarian system that is unlawful. Read the description of the current system by the Supreme Court.👇
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