A “new face” for the old People-South site and an expansion of talk to include ALL of the States which make up this so-called “country”. The original “states” were considered free and “independent” entities and not “one” country. The concept of “independent States” is noted primarily in two documents. Namely, the original Declaration of Independence signed on July 4, 1776 and the Treaty of Paris signed on September 3, 1783 though both dates are disputed by some.
Looking at the Declaration you will see these words:
The unanimous Declaration
of the thirteen united
States of America
Note that “united” is NOT capitalized. That is because each colony was considered a separate and independent state in a confederation of states. “United” crept in eventually and most today think we actually are ONE country. But, it was not originally intended to be that way. The only thing “United” about the fifty States is the federal government. Therefore, the “mess” we have today.
To further the notion of “united” States consider the Treaty of Paris. It was signed by the “thirteen united States” as noted here:
His Brittanic Majesty acknowledges the said united States, viz., New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, to be free sovereign and INDEPENDENT STATES; that he treats with them as such, and for himself his Heirs & Successors, relinquishes all claims to the Government, Propriety, and Territorial Rights of the same and every Part thereof.
And so you see this was not a treaty between England and the UNITED STATES. It was a treaty between England and the thirteen colonies, each a separate and sovereign STATE. (all emphasis mine)
We’ll talk about this more and other topics as well. Soon. Gonna take a while to ease over from WORD to WORDPRESS, but it WILL happen.