- Aug 8, 2019
the best anyone can come to proof is to refer to contemporaneous writings of the time...as there is no way to track his opinion nor mine as to who paid for the tariffs...north or south in the majority. so we have to use peripheral/empirical evidence. I will get the historic statements to support my claim but there is no way to confirm with 100 percent accuracy one way or another...but to state the baseless unprovable claim "the north paid more in tariffs than the south" and do so as if it were absolute authority is tiring. I believe the South Carolina secession debates bring up the percent of tariffs/taxes raised by the south and spent on the north, but i will have to find it again and get back to you.It wouldn't hurt to post any historic source that refutes one position and supports your own.
Makes for a much more interesting debate and throws the burden of proof back to the other person.
Pretty neat idea, huh?