S.C. Wants Own Currency to Combat Federal ‘Economic Calamity’

February 13, 2011


2 Responses to “S.C. Wants Own Currency to Combat Federal ‘Economic Calamity’”

  1. Jake Mabus on February 18th, 2011 11:18 am

    This article is ridiculous, mainly because of the attempt and innuendos towards racism. People like you who think that the “Civil War” or “War between the States” was fought because of slavery need to stop listening to your state funded brush over of history and do a little research for yourself before you decide to make a ridiculous erroneous comparison.
    The Civil War was fought because of economic sanctions placed on the southern states. Even after the Emancipation Proclamation by Lincoln many of the soldiers of the North were quite surprised by the Federal Governments announcement of why they are fighting and actually fled the military or avoided conscription by fleeing to Canada or into the mountains out of reach of the Government officials. Many of the quotes of the men at that time indicated that they were not fighting for a people they did not know. They were fighting to “save the union.”
    The North was arguably more racist than the south. Many of the slaves that were freed or escaped were treated horribly by the North or even returned to Slavery either to their old owners or put into slavery by the Union Armies. Another aspect of slavery is that when slavery became commonplace in the colonies/states, it was not based on race! It was based on economic status.
    Lincoln even stated in response to Douglas; “I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and black races.” Lincoln’s idea for the Slaves was to emancipate then ship off to Haiti or Madagascar (the same idea as Lincoln’s hero, Henry Clay). His proclamation of emancipation was so ineffective and gerrymandered from county to county that is was more of a political maneuver. The other countries of the world thought that it was a joke. Lincoln even said something like; if I could free no slaves to save the union, I would do it. If I could save some and not others to save the union, I would do that. If I could save all to save the union I would do that.
    The idea to study the effects of a sound currency is in no way a racial step backwards! It is an economic precaution to a quasi government agency, known as the Federal Reserve. If you can recover from your aneurism and read a little bit of history you may discover that this type of economic system of monetary policies is one of the reasons why we fought a revolution to become the United States.
    So please wake up from your state funded coma and join the people who actually educate themselves on the history and reasons why people do what they do. In regards to Beck, don’t hate on a man who is educating himself. These are truths of history. It’s taken him a while to catch up to understanding but I still don’t care for his presentation style or his neo conservative views of and interventionist’s foreign policy.
    I’ll give you a start, start studying Keynesian economics vs. Austrian economics, and please don’t respond after reading Wikipedia because I’ll know how little you read.

  2. Jake Mabus on February 18th, 2011 11:33 am

    You must not understand what brought on the hyperinflation of Germany before WWII or the more recent Yugoslavia’s experience of the early 1990′s…

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