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 Posted: Sat Jan 5th, 2008 09:53 pm
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39th Miss. Walker

Joined: Tue May 1st, 2007
Location: South Carolina
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The problem Johan is you aren't getting the whole picture. Tariffs weren't just about dollars, that was only part of the problem.
That is the thing most who have never done their homework, on both sides of the question, don't understand.
On the one side you equate tariffs as nothing more than a few dollars in taxes. You discount the basic philosophy of the States Rights doctrine.
On the other hand many who speak of States Rights don't understand either and only look at States Rights from the very basic premise espoused in the Lost Cause doctrine.
The reasonings took almost 45 years of some of the greatest minds of their day to work with and it all ended up in war. It wasn't such a simple matter.
Flippant comebacks just don't cut it.

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