Quotation by Benjamin Harrison

After so many historical illustrations of the evil effects of abandoning the policy of protection for that of a revenue tariff, we are again confronted by the suggestion that the principle of protection shall be eliminated from our tariff legislation. Have we not had enough of such experiments?
Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901), U.S. president. Speech in Indianapolis, October 6, 1888. Speeches of Benjamin Harrison: Twenty-Third President of the United States, p. 168, Kennikat Press (1971).

The tariff emerged as the major issue in the presidential election of 1888.
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