Friday, October 10, 2008

AGAIN-Barbary Pirates and Jefferson and Madison...On Paying Tribute...

Jefferson sent the new US Navy and Marines to quell the Barbary pirates-Madison sent them again-1815-
"It is a settled policy of America,that as peace is better than war,war is better than tribute. The United States, while they wish for war with no nation,will buy peace with none."
"We never pay any on Dane-geld,
No matter how trifling the cost.
For the end of the game is
oppression and shame,
And the nation that pays it
is lost."

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