|View single post by Bama46|
|Posted: Sat Jan 5th, 2008 03:24 am||
|"So how do we make slave state senators from states that can't support slaves?
Lets consider for a moment Mr Lincoln's problem from the standpoint of his party..
Here you are the standard bearer of an brand new political party that jsut sprang up out of nowhere... You have pulled off the political upset of the age and have actually won the presidency, 2nd time out.. WOW!
Then those damned southern rednecks leave the union! they are responsible for what 70..80% of the tarriffs collected to fund the government and now that money is gone.. WTH? How am I gonna run a government with no money...and how am I gonna keep the Repbulican party going?
So he says.. (paraphrased).. I ain't gonna fight you over slavery..I go along with the 13th ammendment now before congress.... but I will collect the taxes..Pay up or I will invade. They didn't..He did!