The North American Review Volume 157

The North American Review Volume 157

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...of ordered freedom as exhibited in the laws and in the language of those who trained themselves into self-government and whose patriotism is not the unbridled reign of selfish passion, but the outcome of the experience of those who are not young in the knowledge of what is license and what is liberty. Lorne. THE COMING TARIFF LEGISLATION. BY REPRESENTATIVE BENTON M'MILLIN, OF TENNESSEE, REPRE-SENTATIVE JOHN DALZELL, OF PENNSYLVANIA, AND REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAM J. BRYAN, OF NEBRASKA; ALL OF THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE. THE HON. BENTON M'MILLIN: We Have now tried the tariff law of 1890 for three years. During that period the country has been under the highest rate of duty ever imposed here. Its authors boldly announced that it was not framed for revenue, but for protection. It was put into operation when the country was in a prosperous condition. To see what should be done in revising it, let us examine the nature of the measure, and the result of its operation. It is the accumulation of many years of increase in tariff rates. When we started on the up grade of protection in 1861 we were told it was only temporary, to meet the expenses of a costly war, and when that war was over we should have a reduction. The war closed, but no relief came except to the manufacturers. The internal tax imposed on them when the import duties were increased was repealed. There was, it is true, a horizontal cut made of ten per cent, in the tariff rates in 1872, but only a few months elapsed before it was restored without adequate excuse. After many efforts by the Democracy to revise the tariff without success, the question was intensified by President Cleveland's famous message of 1887 to Congress urging tariff reform. The Mills Bill was framed and put through...
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  • Paperback | 404 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 717g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848292
  • 9781236848291