Thursday, March 20, 2014

You Didn't Dig Deep Enough, Shaw

1) 2) 3) 4) "A protectionist tariff gives to one section (the North) the power of recharging (passing on the cost) while to the other (the South) it is a pure unmitigated burden." John C. Calhoun. 5) The tariff issue (which had been a major bone of contention between the northern and southern FOR DECADES) was was the main one in the hotly contested ballot for Speaker of the House in 1858 to the point where the ballot was deadlocked for over two months. 6) The Morrill Tariff was passed in 1860 on a strict North-South vote. 7) The secessionists in fact DID both contemplate and debate the tariff issue at length and the only reason that it wasn't more prominently put forth was because the central government had previously backed down (in 1828) on it.


Rational Nation USA said...

Martin Kelly, the top five causes for the civil war.

The Top Five:

1). Economic and social differences between the North and the South.
2). States versus federal rights.
3). The fight between Slave and Non-Slave State Proponents.
4). Growth of the Abolition Movement.
5). The election of Abraham Lincoln.

This list is in agreement with the profs I had 40 years ago.

For whatever it may be worth to the progressive set.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

I think that the South may have been motivated by some paranoiac notion that everybody in the North was an abolitionist (hysterical in that Indiana didn't even allow black people to enter it) but Lincoln and the vast majority of northern politicians didn't give a rats ass about slavery and the Emancipation Proclamation (which codified slavery in all parts of the country under Union control) is total proof positive of it.

Rusty Shackelford said...

Liberals cannot fathom the war being about anything but slavery.WD is at the top of that list.

For a group that touts themselves as enlightened they sure are staid.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Staid" is not the opposite of "enlightened."

You can look it up.

Rusty Shackelford said...

Hey....TFCB gives a lesson.

Rational Nation USA said...

It is in the Shackleford dictionary.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

There's gotta be something that you two have in common.

Rusty Shackelford said...

Something in common? It sure as hell isn't wardrobe selection....that unnatural shit he wears has been know to cause cancer in rats.

Rational Nation USA said...

The Turd speaks his usual pointless regurgitations of noxious gas.