Jun 28, 2013

More Shocking Truth: The Real History of West Virginia, 150th Anniversary

While the West Virgina Public Broadcast production of the Road to Statehood (previous post) was fairly revealing about the controversial formation of West Virginia, this video, with well-documented sources and quotes, goes even further by illustrating how the minority of politicians in Wheeling basically hijacked and hoodwinked the public of western Virginia and manipulated things within the counties to achieve their own desired outcome.   This shows even more remarkably how West Virginia was formed by fraud against both the citizens of western Virginia counties, and the eastern panhandle, as well as against the Constitution of the United States and of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Especially notice how many of western Virginia's counties voted and supported in favor of Virginia's Secession from the Union!  The colored map tells it all.  To this day it is also noticeable in some counties in particular what their historical leanings were and still are (e.g. Jackson, Boone, Logan, et al).

It is doubtful that West Virginia government schools are teaching your children the truth about just why and how West Virginia was actually formed, or rather coerced politically into Statehood.  It is doubtful most West Virginians know, including those who hold office in government.  Maybe this is why there is so much waving of the Union, federal U.S. flag all the time instead of even the State flag of West Virginia.  The Reconstruction and political propaganda have never ceased to pretend that it was a majority view to break from Virginia and to justify what can be considered no other than an illegally formed state.

Jun 21, 2013

The Controversial Truth About How West Virginia Became a State

West Virginia:  An illegal, unconstitutional, "bastard" state?  There is in fact strong evidence to say   so.  Was West Virginia's creation as a state legal and constitutional or the act of an insurrectionist and rogue group of politicians way up north in Wheeling who forced it through Congress, fixed the voting of the people, and got even a reluctant President Abraham Lincoln to sign off on it?

It is quite  ironic that politicians who claimed that Virginia's secession from the Union was illegal would then orchestrate a very unclean and illegal secession from Virginia (which was never approved as required by the government of Virginia either) and then claim it was the "restored government of Virginia", and try to sell it to Congress that way, isn't it?  Small wonder that Yankee sympathizers who supported secession from Virginia to form a new state were called in that time "anti-Virginians", and looked upon as disloyal to their own state.

Watch this excellent and impartial documentary which reveals even how former Virginia Governor Henry Wise described it:  "This new state is the bastard child of a political rape!"
Clearly the beauty and attractions of this state are much more pristine than its political origins.  The state itself was very divided between Confederate and Union sympathies and the capitol was carried back and forth several times between Wheeling and Charleston, the latter of which was more Confederate oriented.  West Virginia itself was very divided!