The Civil War tariff revolt

 

The Nullification Crisis of 1832-33 involved state secession and use of force to repel attempts to collect federal customs tariffs. Nullification acquired a different shade of meaning even before the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision soon extended the reach of the Fugitive Slave Law north to the Canadian border. By 1860 Southern conservatives were complacently decrying “Nullification”–by which they meant the creation of sanctuary cities where slaves could hide.  Local authorities in the North worked only to enforce local and state laws–not to help persecute runaway slaves under odious federal jurisprudence.  

So why do government school history professors stand by and let charlatans convince the innocent that the Civil War was caused by racial collectivism? Andrew Jackson again addressed the Congress, in January 1833, regarding South Carolina’s virtual secession in a bill outlawing US customs from collecting Tariffs of Abominations.

That State Legislature first passed “An act to carry into effect, in part, an ordinance to nullify certain acts of the Congress of the United States purporting to be laws laying duties on the importation of foreign commodities,” passed in convention of this State, at Columbia, on the 24th November, 1832. The next was called “An act to provide for the security and protection of the people of the State of South Carolina.” It then passed “An act concerning the oath required by the ordinance passed in convention at Columbia on the 24th of November, 1832.” This last was an oath rejecting federal power in favor of state laws and courts. Jackson explained:

But by making it ” unlawful for any of the constituted authorities, whether of the United States or of the State, to enforce the laws for the payment of duties, and declaring that all judicial proceedings which shall be hereafter had in affirmance of the contracts made with purpose to secure the duties imposed by the said acts are and shall be held utterly null and void,” she has in effect abrogated the judicial tribunals within her limits in this respect, has virtually denied the United States access to the courts established by their own laws, and declared it unlawful for the judges to discharge those duties which they are sworn to perform.

One federal customs house was moved from from Charleston to Castle Pinckney as a “precaution,” and trusted customs agents who quit in fear could not be replaced, such was the nearness of armed confrontation.  Jackson spoke of the potential for military violence:

…the power of summoning the posse comitatus will compel, under the penalty of fine and imprisonment, every man over the age of 15, and able to travel, to turn out at the call of the sheriff, and with such weapons as may be necessary; and it may justify beating, and even killing, such as may resist. The use of the Posse comitatus is therefore a direct application of force, and can not be otherwise regarded than as the employment of the whole militia force of the county, and in an equally efficient form under a different name.

Jackson made it clear that federal troops would put down the insurrection unless Congress, the courts and the Carolina legislature acted to head off the danger. This they did by lowering the “Tariff of Abominations” that had sparked the reaction. Still, all hope of stopping “protective” tariff extortion within the system was doomed thanks to Jackson’s defusing of the situation.  Colonial “Acts of Navigation” had necessitated the 1st Revolution in 1776. This revolt led Lord Dunmore to issue an Emancipation Proclamation calling slaves to arms in exchange for freedom long before Lincoln’s similar proclamation.

The Opium Wars in which Great Britain attacked Chinese cities to force repeal of the Chinese government’s ban on opium grown in British India came to resumed naval artillery attacks in 1859. At the outset of these wars, in 1837, Britain had withdrawn capital invested in the United States to gird its navy for war. The resulting contraction of capital caused America’s First Great Depression, but to this day it is inexpedient and impolite to even mention this Chinese connection.

China was again defeated and a tariff on opium imports was enacted there in January 1860 to pay reparations to her attackers. Despite professed neutrality, the US also landed military forces in China. Cause had again produced effect. Thus, in a failing economy, the Morrill protective tariff was soon being assembled in Congress. It was reported in March 1860, passed on May 10, then went dormant.

The South reacted and by September the Secretary of War had quietly facilitated southern seizure of federal weapons and facilities. After the mild and Whiggish Lincoln was elected, with three months to go before taking office, Texans raided armories and commandeered revenue ships, sparking tariff revolt elsewhere.  Capital flight and foreign adventures had wrecked the economy, and the Secretary of the Treasury resigned December 10.

South Carolina seized a federal fort, customs-house and vessels that same December. In January, with Lincoln’s inauguration still two months away, Georgia seized two federal forts and an arsenal, then commandeered a steamer. Louisiana took over three forts and the arenal at Baton Rouge as Georgia seized the arsenal at Augusta and a steamer. Then Florida commandeered navy yards and an arsenal.

The Morrill tariff was revived, the embattled Treasury began selling notes, and John Sherman made a speech about federal tariffs, fort and armories. A secession convention was convened and northerners began backing away from support for sanctuary cities by repealing the Personal Liberty bill and similar enactments. William Tecumseh Sherman calculated the effect of reverting to a revenue-only tariff, dubbed “free trade” by Morrill and other protectionists:

“Now, if the south have free trade, how can you collect revenues in the eastern cities? Freight from New Orleans to St. Louis, Chicago, Louisville, Cincinnati, and even Pittsburg, would be about the same as by rail from New York, and importers at New Orleans, having no duties to pay, would undersell the east if they had to pay duties.”

This was what the Civil War was about–customs revenue and crony tariff protection.

Meekly disarmed colonial Brazilians had no such possibility, and imperial slavery continued there until after Cleveland’s first term–yet rabble of the looter persuasion do not order their statues torn down or accuse modern Brazilians of racial collectivism. Americana, the Confederate town founded by disaffected Johnny Rebs, holds charming square dances in gray regalia with nary a protest from unreconstructed brown audience members and participants. ALL of them are fed up with carpetbagger looter politicians and their damned taxes!  These politicians and their judges keep the Libertarian Party from forming, so locals–forced at gunpoint to vote–cast enough blank ballots to elect libertarian mayors in many major cities.

If you want Brazilian or American audiences to understand your theory on the roots of war or what causes economic depressions, you might consider hiring a degreed and accredited translator and interpreter.

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Libertarians cost GOP Popular vote win: Prohibition Repeal Introduced!

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Why Dems lost election and pseudoscientists get fired…

Zeke Hausfather has provided the latest excuse for trying to erase the hiatus, so let’s have a look at his work. He claims my US temperature adjustment graph is flawed because of changes in average station latitude and altitude over time. Zeke’s graph below also shows huge amounts of data tampering by NOAA, but shows 1940 cooler than…

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Gary Johnson’s long lever

2016nmspoilerArchimedes had one, of course, but Gary Johnson’s is longer. I am talking about law-changing spoiler vote leverage in his home state of New Mexico. New Mexico’s five electoral votes went to the other faction of the looter Kleptocracy, that also wants cops to stop and shoot your kids–or at least asset-forfeit your car–claiming they “thought they smelled” marijuana.

Were it not for Gary, those electoral votes might have gone to the party that disagrees on forcing women to reproduce, but is OK on Chinese Carbon Tax transfer payment sacrifices in support of the Church of Misantropomorphic Global Warming.  They’ll not forget those 72, 000 votes and five electoral votes. Those votes will cause God’s Own Prohibitionists to defenestrate the Tea Party mystics infiltrating their platform committee–to keep from losing that battle.

Gary Johnson’s libertarian party got more votes than the difference between asset-forfeiture prohibitionists and other looters in several other states–more than enough to change the election outcome. That is how we small parties change the laws–by moving the carrot this way and that.

Supreme court job safety valve

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Intruder Alert! Intruder Alert!

Whose job safety does the Supreme Court look out for? Why… that of both of the entrenched parties that nominate, confirm and pay them–who else?

The US Constitution establishes a Supreme Court, but says nothing about political parties. Only the ratification of the communist manifesto income tax plank made it possible for Richard Nixon’s Kleptocracy–from “both sides” of the aisle–to add federal subsidies for entrenched parties to the IRS Code. This he did within 24 hours of the Libertarian Party’s organization. Both Kleptocracy parties are loose agglomerations of mystical and racial collectivists.  Each bunch is hypnotized in the belief that they themselves benefit from the hiring of “our” rotten cur of a politician instead of “that other” lying bastard. The multiplier effect that imparts law-changing clout to smaller third parties is thus completely eclipsed by the stereophonic frenzied rage whipped up by media outlets on the IRS payroll since 1971.

But what happens when a third party emerges, its candidates seeking a clear mandate to vote for freedom as opposed to coercion if elected? The Richard Nixon solution–using the Internal Revenue Service code make transfer payments from your earnings to subsidize the Republican and Democratic soft machines–is not enough. The major parties, like the dupes that elect them, need to be protected from themselves.

The Republican Party, rebuked by wet voters in Great Depression 1932, converted to the Positive Christianity of German National Socialism even as the Dems succumbed once more to the seduction of a slightly different brand of populist collectivism. These are the political ideologies that populate the Supreme Court today. The Supreme Court protects both of the hands that feed it. Even when it appears to be biting one hand or the other, is it in fact preventing some insane faction from again capsizing half of the Kleptocracy from within and opening the door to regime change. There are plenty of examples of this.

When formation of the Libertarian Party with an anti-draft plank threatened the looter entente, the military draft–which the Supreme Court had exempted from the Thirteenth Amendment–was temporarily shifted to a back burner with no further help from the court. But when pro-choice libertarian partisans frightened mystical prohibitionists with possible voter defection, the Supreme Court legalized women’s rights, its vorpal sword striking down State laws that bullied pregnant women. Thus the balance of power within the Kleptocracy was preserved snicker-snack by Court intervention preventing the suicide of its more mystical wing. That mystical wing promptly proceeded toward similar avenues of self-defenestration.

A similar Machiavellian calculus led to the court decision banning the judicial baiting of same-sex couples by those same mystical zealots. The Court’s decision enabled a much-relieved GOP to spread its arms and assure the faithful that its “hands are tied” in time for the 2016 election campaign. The rolling of queers (except where justifiable for asset forfeiture), alas, had to be tearfully deleted from the GOP agenda, and with it (they hope) any incentive for voting for the Libertarian party–whose platform made the decision inevitable.

The important thing to observe here is that the Supreme Court leapt in to force “both” parties to abide by its decision rather than stand at loggerheads and allow non-Kleptocracy candidates pull away spoiler votes.  The last time a genuine third party managed to get some of its own into Congress, in 1892, those infiltrators transformed their entire agenda–Communist Manifesto Plank Two–into federal law and secured absolute control over the Democratic Party for decades.

Another judicial rescue mission occurred in the 1960s. The Court forced ku-klux southerners to stop intimidating and barring black and tan voters, cafeteria customers and schoolchildren. Those decisions allowed the southern Democratic party to assure Grand Goblins of its sympathy, but spread its arms in helplessness because its “hands are tied.”

The jobs-getting success of the Democratic party relies on simultaneously convincing women and gays that it (and not the LP.org) was instrumental in protecting their individual rights from the National Socialists who still write the platform for God’s Own Prohibitionists. The Libertarian Party is running on the record of political change brought about by the spoiler votes cast in support of its platform.

If this helped you better understand Court decisions against the background of realpolitik as she is, think of how much clearer your depositions can sound, or your contracts can read in translation.

Death to Kingpins

God’s Own Prohibitionists want the death sentence for enjoyable drug kingpins…
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Just not THIS one.

“And for the drug kingpins: the death penalty.” These are the words of the president–not of some South American military junta–but of  the United States of America on September 5, 1989. Isolated incident? GOP president George Holy War Bush made similar declarations on nearly half a dozen occasions, all recorded in his Presidential Papers. But similar assertions were made my President Clinton October 6, 1996, on September 16 & 24th and bragging November 2, and other occasions. Not to be outdone, George Waffen Bush declared in favor of extermination camp treatment–not only for hemp kingpins–but also for cop-killers other than himself. **

This junior George also repeated the error committed by fellow Republican prohibitionist Herbert Clark Hoover in 1933. He declared asset-forfeiture open season on anything that could be confiscated, so long as someone with a badge and a gun imagined “in good faith” he could get away with it. Herbert Hoover’s use of taxes for enforcement shut down every bank in America before he left office. Congress, Bush Daddy & Reagan wrecked the economy the same way in 1987-92. The George Waffen Bush version of the fiasco in 2007 coincided with subprime mortgage rate resets on a large fraction of homes police were avidly confiscating because someone “thought he smelled grass.”

The Obama administration resorted to having Hillary Clinton export Anti-Money “Laundering” legislation through the United Nations. Throwing other nations under the bus that way made it possible for American traders to short their currency and securities as soon as those countries’ economies collapsed under the weight of FATF, AML, TF, CFT, DNFBP, IRS-CID, INL, ICRG, GIABA, GAFISUD, FSRB, FIU, FinCEN, EAG and GPML “mentors” telling foreign politicos what sort of prohibitionist and anti-“laundering” laws to pass. The resulting Survive and Thrive Insider trading–like selling enjoyable drugs–worked like a charm for anyone who is above the law. Bush Jr, Hillary and Timothy Geithner all qualify. Whether the 19-year old daughter of a DEA agent–a sweet child who violated no individual rights whatsoever–also qualifies for exemption from idiotic federal and Texas laws depends, in part, on WHAT you vote for: life and production? or death and taxes?

If you think this delightful child should be murdered for peaceful, rights-respecting, consensual enjoyment, then by all means vote for the Republican Party or Democratic Party prohibitionists. Just don’t act surprised when the Thought Police turn up on your doorstep. To free the girl, expunge the record and clear her name, vote for the Libertarian Party candidate nearest you. This benevolent act will also reduce the likelihood of another financial collapse.

**By militarizing and then bribing all police with asset forfeiture loot and impunity George Waffen Bush made America’s police forces into Public Enemies. Bush is ultimately the man responsible for every policeman murdered in America today–and for the unemployment and financial depression that ALWAYS follows turning tax laws into mohammedan-style instruments of religious enforcement.