The speaker at the Confederate Memorial Day Commemoration today spoke about the true cause of the War of Northern Aggression. He reminded his audience that in 1860 the South, with one fourth of the population of the country paid 80% of the tariffs.
Lincoln, when hearing the South might secede said “what would become of my South, my revenue”.
He mentioned the Morris Tariff act of 1860 which provided for almost all goods coming in from Europe would have way high taxes (or tariffs) on them except Cotton!!!
Also, the students of West Point, including Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and others, studied a book by Rawls which said that all the states had the “right of secession”. But as we have said before, the victors get to rewrite history. Just thought it might be good to revisit the subject on this special holiday when We Remember!!!