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(Dothan Eagle) Monday, April 24, is Confederate Memorial Day, which honors our 800,000 Confederate States Veterans who defended the South from Abraham Lincoln’s treasonous invasion of the sovereign states to collect his oppressive 200% tax on steel plows and iron stoves used by pioneer farmers.
This horrendous tax then allowed the Northern steel industry to raise prices 200% and “price gouge” farmers.
On Feb. 14, 1861, The New York Times writes: “We will be in a fix, with Free Trade at every Southern port and a prohibitory Morrill Tariff at New York. The duty (tax, tariff) on German machinery steel will be 216% and on blistered steel, 211%.”
On March 4, 1861, in his first Inaugural Address, Lincoln endorses permanent slavery: “A proposed Amendment to the Constitution has passed Congress, to the effect that the Federal government shall never interfere with the domestic institutions of the States, including that of persons held to service (slavery). Holding such a provision to now be implied Constitutional Law, I have no objection to its being made express and irrevocable.”
“The power confided to me will be used to collect the duties (tariffs) and imposts (import taxes); but beyond what may be necessary for these objects, there will be no invasion.”
On March 12, 1861, New York Evening Post writes: “The tax revenue from duties must be collected in the ports of the Rebel States. Allow railroad iron to be entered at Savannah with the low duty of 10%, which is all that the Southern Confederacy think of laying on imported goods, and not an ounce more iron would be imported at New York; the railways would …Our Confederate veterans fought for low taxes, not slavery