Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Pickering sees as a solution that the Northern way of life, in order to be preserved, must separate from the Southern. How inconvenient is that statement!? The Northern way of life is in jeopardy by the Democrats of the aristocratic South, as he called them. This, of course, after what should be celebrated and enjoyed by every American as the greatest revolution in the history of revolutions, the American Revolution. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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Mike: I play that clip for two reasons, number one, to try to blow off some of the disrepute that has fallen on the “S” word, because there was a northerner using it in 1803. Number two, you might have noticed how desperate and how in despair Pickering was. I don’t know if you caught the line, but it wasn’t lost on me when I was writing the screenplay. Pickering says: Even though our revolutionary efforts have all been in vain, meaning 1776, Declaration of Independence, victory over Great Britain in the war for independence in Yorktown, passage of the Articles of Confederation, passage of the Constitution, the first ten amendments, the administration of Washington and then Adams, but Jefferson gets in there. It’s just one president, Jefferson, that screws up the whole kit and caboodle according to Pickering.
You may have noticed or heard — those of you that have What Lincoln Killed: Episode I, you’ve probably picked up on this. Pickering sees as a solution that the Northern way of life, in order to be preserved, must separate from the Southern. How inconvenient is that statement!? The Northern way of life is in jeopardy by the Democrats of the aristocratic South, as he called them. This, of course, after what should be celebrated and enjoyed by every American as the greatest revolution in the history of revolutions, the American Revolution. But there is Timothy Pickering sitting there whining, moaning, and carping about it, and believing that radical measures are needed in order to effect the change that he thinks is necessary.
It is also historically important to note that Pickering probably will get his wish if Vice President Aaron Burr doesn’t meet Alexander Hamilton in July of ’04 on the cliffs of Weehawken, New Jersey and kill him in a duel. It’s Burr that is the most powerful and potent political proponent of what Pickering is talking about. If Burr doesn’t get himself in trouble, and his trouble doesn’t stop after the Hamilton incident, then he is able to assist Pickering and the rest of them and what we know today as history is probably a lot different than the way it turned out. I bring it up just to remind people that when you think [mocking] “The founders never would have had it like this. The founders never . . . the founders this.” Yeah, you want to bet? What do you think the whole nullification and interposition proposition from the Virginia and Kentucky legislatures of 1798 was all about? Were they enjoying political harmony and felicity? Were they all fat and happy and content because they lived in the land of the free and the mobile home of the brave? No, precisely the opposite. They thought at the time that their revolution had been fought in vain and they were about to lose everything that they held near and politically dear to them.
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