Great Debates in American History: Revenue: the tariff and taxation

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Marion Mills Miller
Current Literature Publishing Company, 1913 - Civil rights

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Page 176 - God had called him to; and the consideration of the sacred declaration, " that he who does not provide for his own household, has denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel," had such an impressive effect on his mind, that it almost deprived him of his senses.
Page 6 - Whereas it is necessary for the support of government, for the discharge of the debts of the United States, and the encouragement and protection of manufactures, that duties be laid on goods, wares, and merchandises imported: Be it enacted, etc.
Page 416 - I am for it, because I hope to see the day when the American flag will float over every square foot of the British North American possessions clear to the north pole!
Page 65 - ... that action and counteraction which, in the natural and in the political world, from the reciprocal struggle of discordant powers, draws out the harmony of the universe.
Page 222 - Our scheme of taxation, by means of which this needless surplus is taken from the people and put into the public Treasury...
Page 222 - It is not proposed to entirely relieve the country of this taxation. It must be extensively continued as the source of the Government's income ; and in a readjustment of our tariff the interests of American labor engaged in manufacture should be carefully considered, as well as the preservation of our manufacturers.
Page 29 - Without commerce, industry would have no stimulus ; without manufactures, it would be without the means of production ; and without agriculture neither of the others can subsist.
Page 46 - A most important question for every nation, as well as for every individual, to propose to itself, is, how it can best apply that quantity of labor which it is able to perform. Labor is the great producer of wealth ; it moves all other causes. If it call machinery to its aid, it is still employed, not only in using the machinery, but in making it. Now, with respect to the quantity of labor, as we all know, different nations are differently circumstanced. Some need, more than...
Page 39 - ... interests is felt in the same degree, and cherished with the same solicitude, throughout all parts of the Union. Some of them are peculiar to particular sections of our common country. But all these great interests are confided to the protection of one government— to the fate of one ship; and a most gallant ship it is, with a noble crew.
Page 222 - The question thus imperatively presented for solution should be approached in a spirit higher than partisanship and considered in the light of that regard for patriotic duty which should characterize the action of those intrusted with the weal of a confiding people.

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