What Lincoln Said…
From: btzoumas@bellsouth.net
Just a thought, y’all.
It has been said that the secession of the Southern States was due exclusively upon the issue of protecting the institution of involuntary African servitude and nothing else, certainly not having to do with tariffs/taxation.
Even if that were true, which we deny, consider this. If the tariff issue had no play at all in secession, it most certainly had everything to do with the waging of war by the United States upon the Confederate States. This was so spoken by none other than the American Lenin himself, a. lincoln. I quote from his first inaugural address, "The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the Government and to collect the duties and imposts; but beyond what may be necessary for these objects, there will be no invasion, no using of force against or among the people anywhere."
So, what was this about if not the collection of taxes/tariffs? If secession had not to do with money, certain it is, based on the very words of the war mongerer himself, that the implementing of war itself DID!
Jimmy L. Shirley Jr.  
SCV Camp 1599  
James Patton Anderson  
West Palm Beach, Fla.