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Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. [Crowd applauded.] This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth.
The people of Georgia having dissolved their political connection with the Government of the United States of America, present to their confederates and the world the causes which have led to the separation. For the last ten years we have had numerous and serious causes of complaint against our non-slave-holding confederate States with reference to the subject of African slavery.
Texas abandoned her separate national existence and consented to become one of the Confederated Union... She was received into the confederacy...as a commonwealth holding, maintaining and protecting the institution known as negro slavery — the servitude of the African to the white race within her limits — a relation that had existed from the first settlement of her wilderness by the white race, and which her people intended should exist in all future time.
originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: starwarsisreal
How? Those men were a minority even though they were high placed. They didnt speak for the average southerner. In short they were mistaken on the cause.
originally posted by: CharlesT
Finally, someone dares to tell the truth of why the southern states tried to secede from the union. They were getting financially screwed royally.
Although they opposed permanent tariffs, political expedience in spite of sound economics prompted the Founding Fathers to pass the first U.S. tariff act. For 72 years, Northern special interest groups used these protective tariffs to exploit the South for their own benefit.
Finally in 1861, the oppression of those import duties started the Civil War.
Slavery was actually on the wane.
later called the Morrill Tariff of 1861. However, those debates were met with such Southern hostility that the South seceded before the act was passed.
The South did not secede primarily because of slavery.
Anyway. The real scum and bastards of this tragedy existed before Lincoln even became president. The Northern elitist and their financial backers. They had a stranglehold on the countrys monetary wealth at the exspense of the South
In an 1832 state legislature campaign speech, Lincoln defined his position, saying, “My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman’s dance. I am in favor of a national bank
In 1832 Andrew Jackson ended Rothschild’s 2nd privately owned central bank ...
"When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. I will rout you out.”
The Whigs were initially united by their opposition to Jackson, but became a major party by expanding their platform to include support for rechartering the Second Bank of the United...
From the early 1830s, Lincoln was a steadfast Whig and professed to friends in 1861 to be "an old line Whig...The party, including Lincoln, favored economic modernization in banking
The funny thing is the pro-southern majority congress at the time had more than enough votes to stop the morrill tariff from passing. So it boggles the mind how this is an excuse. The morrill tariff of 1861 only passed because of absence of the southern wing of congress due to secession.
Logic for ya eh?
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: Boadicea
Yup. Peacefully, until they attacked fort sumter. And started the civil war, and then lost. They tried and failed, all for what, to keep slavery intact.
That was always Lincoln’s agenda. He was a Whig, and that was the Whig Party agenda. Today, we call “internal improvements” corporate welfare. Lincoln was a very successful trial lawyer, and among his clients were the Illinois Central Railroad, other railroads and some big corporations. For decades the Whigs and Lincoln advocated doling out tax money to corporations for building railroads and canals. Presidents from James Madison on vetoed this, because Madison said he could find no place in the Constitution where you could justify giving any private business taxpayer money. This was a big, ongoing political debate during the last half of the 19th century that was ended at gunpoint when Lincoln was elected president.