Rich or poor, religious or not, every leader of every Southern state in 1860 opposed tariffs and embraced slavery. In the North, where there was no slavery, everyone favored tariffs to protect both American industry and wage earners from unfair foreign competition.
Today, Paul Ryan, Cato Institute or Heritage Foundation invariably promote cutting Social Security, Medicare, Minimum Wage, in fact they despise anything that helps the middle class. On the other side, CNN, Paul Krugman, WAPO and the New York Times say they oppose cuts to these necessary programs.
So, what’s happening here. Why are the leaders of the far left and far right joined together to fight against America seeking fair trade through fair tariffs? Continue reading →
Iran hates Jews. Germans killed millions of Jews. Surely this is the business agreement made in Hell.
The controversies over U.S. Civil War statues of Confederate leaders and plans to refashion the Jefferson and Washington memorials to reflect ownership of slaves, remind me of how soon some folks forget and how some never do.
18th century New England, for example, had tens of thousands of slaves – nearly all American Indians, yet native-owned casinos now dot the northeast states, many by rivers and lakes with tribal names on land stolen by broken treaties with our government.
For many reasons, our native residents are not in constant protest, or at least nothing is covered by the mass media. Where are the Trail of Tears protests against Martin Van Buren and Andrew Jackson. A fair poll would show most Americans don’t know, or care, who Martin was, let alone what he did. Jackson is usually remembered for winning the Battle of New Orleans. but few accounts mention he was pilloried for insisting that his White and Black troops receive exactly the same pay and benefits. Continue reading →