Brandon Blatcher 
Member since Feb 2, 2009

Art Director/Production Manager for Connect Savannah. Born in New Orleans, raised in Baltimore and living Savannah. There's just something about those coastal cities...

Brandon Blatcher

Bio:
Art Director and Production Manager Brandon Blatcher has been pushing pixels around since the early '90s. When not foolin' with pixels, he gets into all sort of art related trouble.

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  • These boots were made for something

      What is startling was Bundy’s old brand of racism, where African-Americans are referred to as Negros and we’re sitting around waiting for free checks from the government.

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Re: “Secession impressions

One could always simply read "Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union" which specifically lays out why South Carolina split. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/csa_scarsec.asp

Posted by Brandon Blatcher on 12/20/2010 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Secession impressions

"The bottom line is the war started over taxation." Yes, but it's not that quite simple. The import taxes were high on southern states and South Carolina in particular, which was making noises about succeeding as early as the 1830s. But they were the only state doing so and after a compromise was reached between President Andrew Jackson and Vice President John Calhoun, the latter realized some form of Southern Solidarity was needed, because the tariff/tax problem would come up again. So he promoted the idea that the right to own slaves was part and parcel of the Southern states and that important economic factor was under threat from the Federal government. So yes, taxes and tariffs may be the real underlying cause, but make no mistake, slavery and a state's right to allow slavery, were strongly mixed in there.

Posted by Brandon Blatcher on 12/16/2010 at 8:52 AM

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