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A Civil War Analysis

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The “Alt Left liberals” want to destroy all the statues, plaques and flags of the Confederate States of America. Erasing history is a tool of despotic regimes as they want to tell you what to think. The good guys win all the wars as they get to write the history. Destruction prevents us from learning the truths in our histories and the truth of the Civil War is shocking.

There were four million slaves in 1860 with each valued at $800. They were bought and sold legally. It is only reasonable that if we were to outlaw slavery the owner would have to be compensated and the slaves given some compensation to live in a cash economy. There is no record of any such discussions and they should have been the first issue debated.

Slave owners could have been compensated with bond issue for $3.2 billion and if we gave each slave another $200 for starters that would add another $800 million for an even four billion Dollars. In 1860 that was an enormous amount of money and one that would seem to make war a reasonable alternative, but it has been estimated the Civil War cost $6.2 billion and took the lives of 750,000 young men, 10% of those from northern states and 30% of those in the south.

Statistical lifespans including infants say average lifespan was 30 years in 19th century America, but adults actually lived to age 64 in that time. Getting through the first five years was the challenge. After that a productive life of 40 years was common. In addition to the $6.2 billion spent we lost the production of 750,000 men or 30 million man-years of production. At only $1,000 per year that is $30 billion so we can see that the Civil War cost was more like $36 billion and we could have prevented it for about one-ninth that cost!

Furthermore, the $4 billion we put into the south in 1860 would have been capital producing thousands of new farms, factories and facilities that would have enhanced and improved the lives of all Americans. The South was ripe for growth and still is today due to continued mismanagement by government.

The forces of darkness have been in charge of America far to long and they are now making what will hopefully be their last stand. We are in a new civil war. Typically, they are fought with young people, some of whom are now ruining their lives by getting arrested in violent demonstrations that will put them in prison for a few years, but only after their parents have spent six figures defending them when they were convicted by a video recording that cost a dime. They will come out to a world that wants nothing to do with them; unable to return to school, get an education, a career or a life.

Democrats want you to believe they invented “freeing the slaves,” when they actually arose from the ashes of slave owner’s plantations and for the power only terror can bring they founded the Ku Klux Klan.

Virtually everything the Democrats have done has been a lie. Their “most successful program,” Social Security,” is a Ponzi scheme with benefits originally designed not to begin until 98% of the contributors had died as documented in Jimmy Byrnes “All In One Life.” We would have twice as much money in retirement if we had only been required by law to deposit that money in a bank where it would function as free market capital.

The elected ruling class raided the trust fund in return for worthless paper IOU’s from a Congress that has no way of honoring other than raising taxes on the same people who deposited the money in the first place! Can you spell ripoff?

Economics is not “the dismal science,” as claimed by academia. It is not a science as experiments cannot be done with conditions replicated perfectly. However, they can be done well enough that we can say economics is based on “valid statistical studies” and have confidence in them, if the authors are honest.

Honesty is the question as every member of Congress gets very rich on $170,000 per year while maintaining two residences in two states. This does not equate. Clearly, the number of honest men and women in Congress is very small.

It is the study of our history that can show us solutions to problems where the destruction of it only puts us in hands of distorting Democrat despots.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author and are not not necessarily either shared or endorsed by iPatriot.com.

Adrian Vance

Trained as a science teacher, with eight years classroom experience, he has been writing professionally since the age of 15. He was the youngest person to be published in Journal of the Illinois Academy of Science at 17 as a result of a paper he wrote suggesting a revision in the science teaching curriculum. Publication was accidental as his teacher headed the selection committee and his paper was sent to the printer in error. Nonetheless, it received positive response. It proposed teaching General Science, then Physics followed by Chemistry with Biology in the senior year given the then new molecular focus in Biology. During his college years he worked on the school newspaper, primarily as a photographer and did an occasional feature, some of which caused him to be called to the Dean's office. "You don't like the way we do things here?" was the usual opening remark followed by the expected suggestion. After his third year, exhausted and without direction, he left for one year, but returned, when Sputnik and Admiral Rickover's books documented a crisis in American education. He felt called to teach and completed a B.S. in Physical Science at Illinois State University with a major in chemistry, minor in biology, near minors physics and education. He did graduate work in both Illinois and California completing a California Life Diploma teaching credential in 1962. While teaching he saw many needs and opportunities in educational publishing so he wrote and produced educational materials, primarily filmstrips and sound recordings. He also wrote for photographic magazines as film work put him in touch with many photographic and production problems. He has 325 screen credits in educational, industrial film and filmstrip as a writer-producer. In 1976 he won the Learning Magazine “Best of the Year” award for his “You in the Universe” filmstrip series and the New York Film and Television Festival Silver Medal for “An Introduction to Cells” filmstrip series. For a partial database of Adrian’s publications please click on http://www.worldcat.org/search and you will see them listed by series title and publisher. Each series title included four to 30 filmstrips and all are not fully listed in this database. The grand total is over 800. Over that 30 years Mr. Vance also wrote other material: two books, published in New York: “UFO’s: The Eye and the Camera” for Barlenmir House and “Audiovisual Production” for Amphoto Books. He wrote and illustrated over 100 features and columns for photography magazines. He was a Founding Contributing Editor for Peterson's PhotoGraphic Magazine and the West Coast Editor of Popular Photography from 1974 to 1978, writing a monthly column for the magazine. As a result of underwater photography work he contributed to SKIN DIVER magazine in the 70's. His "Timing Waves to Enter The Sea" article, first appearing in SKIN DIVER, is now a chapter in a classified U.S. Navy Seals training manual. "UFO's, The Eye and the Camera" documents his "Two channel information theory for the analysis of events simultaneously seen and photographed." It is the first comparative analysis of vision and photography written with the idea of combining information from both sources into a single analysis that can be used scientifically and forensically. Mr. Vance is also credited with solving the mystery of how complete maps of Earth were drawn in antiquity and he rediscovered Captain Cook's secret method of locating Pacific islands so well their positions have only recently been improved. He is cited with discovering the method in the seventh edition of "The Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings," by Dr. Charles Hapgood and he later contributed to a definitive article on cartography in antiquity for The Smithsonian Magazine as they confirmed his method. On February 19, 1976 Mr. Vance got a “Certificate of Appreciation” award from the Los Angeles Police Department “in grateful recognition of his generosity in make available to officers of this Department the talents and training of his German Shepherd, Boris. The ready willingness of Mr. Adrian Vance to become involved and to make available his valuable dog in a potentially hazardous situation deserves the gratitude and approbation of the entire Los Angeles Police Department.” This incident was critical to the LAPD administration’s realization that trained dogs could be of value in police work and they are now employed by the LAPD. When the computer replaced film the school market audio-visual field he switched horses at full gallop and produced 460 computer educational disk systems for the Apple II computer over 15 years. During that time he became a professional broadcaster in the 90's to promote the State Water bond issue in Santa Barbara, California as he felt it was critical for the town. He was publicly credited for having been one of the top ten reasons the measure passed thanks to his book “Drought in Paradise” and radio work. The collapse of his software business when Apple Computer discontinued the "II" machine line in 1995 crystallized the failure of his second marriage. With no clear direction in the school market supplemental materials field he sought a career in broadcasting in Las Vegas, Nevada doing shows on both KDWN and KXNT. This was unsatisfying due to the "star" economics of commercial radio where a few performers make millions and everyone else starves. Mr. Vance has also been a day trader, strategist, system developer and author on the equities markets and trading. He now trades stock, land and develops residential property. His website and trading information service, "The Stock Surfer" was a leading Internet service for seven years. He has been developing “The Young Americans” series of Young Adult novels promoting conservative values as well as his personal memoir, “A Long Way From Normal.” You can buy Adrian Vance’ books or downloads at Amazon.com December 21, 2010 he was awarded US. Patent 7,855,061 for his “Fuel Farm” that makes a gasoline equivalent 100 Octane fuel, butanol, from CO2, water and sunlight with algae and bacteria. You can see the full disclosure websites regarding his inventions at: http://CO2Au.blogspot.com and http://fuelfarm.i8.com -30-

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