05-23-2016, 05:36 PM
References to the Fugitive Slave Clause in the Constitution are "slavery related" references, of which there are many.
But not a single word about tariffs in their Secession Declaration.
Based on the secession declarations of most of the seceding states, and the Cornerstone speech, it's importance is not comparable to the slavery issue, IMO. Have you read any of the Cornerstone speech by Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens I earlier provided a link for? He couldn't have stated it more clear. The most memorable line is below: