WHY THE CIVIL WAR?
I am amazed at how uninformed or dumbed-down the national news media is on so many subjects. They have either been brain washed into believing what they say or they are diabolical liars. How many times have you heard a national newscaster say the Civil War was fought to "free the slaves?" It's been over 140 years since the war took Place and no one living today remembers the details. In teaching American history our government schools distort the facts. I recently picked up a history book in a public school. While waiting my turn to be on the program, I looked up the "two paragraphs" concerning the Civil War and learning that Abraham Lincoln sent Union troops down south to "free the slaves" It's no wonder today's graduates have no idea of our nation's history.
Study the details of the Civil war in an 'antique' history book written 100 years ago while the war was fresh on the minds of the people involved. In 1862 Lincoln wrote a letter stating. "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union and it is not either to save or destroy slavery." the war was fought over unfair taxation of the South by the Northern industrial states. The South was predominately agricultural (corn and cotton) while the north was noted for its manufacturing industries. There were no Federal Income Tax laws and our Federal government was founded by tariffs and duties received mostly from the South. While the population of the northern states was considerably higher that the south, the south was paying over 85 percent of the government's income. The South exported large amounts of cotton and other agricultural products to Britain on which the federal government collected duties. The South imported manufactured goods from Britain and again was required to pay more duties. It was the South that kept the federal government solvent.
In his book "In The Course of Human Events" Charles Adams wrote: "Besides being unfair, this violated the uniformity command of the Constitution by having the South pay an undue proportion of the national revenue, which was expended more in the North than in the South. When the compromise tariffs of the 1830's and 40's are analyzed, the total revenue was around $107.5 million. It seems quite obvious that Mr. Lincoln's concern over secession, "What then will become of my tariff" was a serious matter.
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Derry Brownfield was born in 1932 and grew up during the depression. He is a farmer and a broadcaster. Derry attended the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri where he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees. He taught Vocational Agriculture several years before going to work as a Marketing Specialist with the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Derry served as Director of the Kansas City Livestock Market Foundation at the Kansas City Stockyard prior to establishing himself in farm broadcasting.
Derry started farming when he was 16 years old and received the Future Farmers of America State Farmer degree in 1949. Since that time the Brownfield Farm has grown to over 1000 acres maintaining a herd of 200 registered Charolias cows.
In 1972, Derry and his partner established the Brownfield Network which now serves 250 radio stations throughout the Midwest with news and market information.In 1994, Derry started his own syndicated radio talk show and he is one of the most popular radio talk show hosts in America. The Derry Brownfield Show can be heard on approximately 80 radio stations in 23 states. With his entertaining sense of humor and witty commentary he has captured audiences for over 30 years. His ability to present an informative talk show while being light and colorful is why he has a large loyal listening audience.
Derry Brownfield is a practical farmer, a practical
business man and a very entertaining speaker. He travels extensively throughout
the country speaking about his common-sense point of view. Web Site: www.derrybrownfield.com
"Perhaps it's time to stop trying to manipulate the U.N., and start asserting our national sovereignty.
If we do not, rest assured that the U.N. will continue to interfere not only in our nation's foreign policy matters, but in our domestic policies as well. U.N. globalists are not satisfied by meddling only in international disputes. They increasingly want to influence our domestic environmental, trade, labor, tax, and gun laws."