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|User Info||In A World Of Monsters, Hypocrisy Reigns; entered at 2014-03-07 09:41:01|
Registered: 2009-08-14 MN
"What did you learn about the Civil War in school? Did it include the fact that slavery was already on its way out economically due to mechanization (specifically, the invention of the mechanical tractor and its attachments) and within a decade or so would have disappeared all on its own purely for economic reasons? Did your education include the fact that there were tariff and impost changes passed in the years leading up to the Civil War, championed by the north's Representatives and Senators, that effectively forced the agricultural southern states to grossly subsidize the northern ones?|
Specifically there was a tariff aimed directly at foreign manufactured goods in Europe that were made from southern agricultural products, effectively boosting the price of everything the southern states imported by 50%! The northern states didn't import those things at all and thus didn't care. South Carolina responded by passing a state law declaring that tariff null and void -- President Jackson, with Congress clucking away, responded to that law by sending warships into Charleston harbor. That was 30 years prior to the Civil War so perhaps I should forgive you if you nodded off in that part of your education on US History."
NONE of that was taught in my school. It was only as an adult did I realize I was LIED to. Same goes for almost everything I was told about the founding fathers. Our school system needs to be destroyed.
I am so glad I made the choice to teach my own kids instead of our edumecation system.