Reformed Party

A Reformed Party

"The old Whig party was in favor of protection of home industries, but never advocated a prohibitive, or 65 percent tariff.  Its avowed object was to aid production of raw material for home manufactories,….

Under this system, the country thrived for seventy-five or eighty years, until the jealousy of other nations and cupidity at home induced a foreign immigration, a rivalry in trade, and competition in labor and capital, which led to political discussion and dissension…..

…In the South the party [Republican] is becoming lily white. Democrats of Charlotte, when the G.O.P. is willing to accept a tariff for revenue only and repair the wrongs done the constitution, you can believe in the sincerity of their reformation."