Smoot and Hawley

Mornin’ social distancers,

thought I’d bring you another shorty 100 Word Story by Laurence Simon (R. Crap Mariner in SL). This one is about – oooohooo – politics n ogres …

Smoot and Hawley

by Laurence Simon

In school, we learned about the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act.
But nobody ever taught us who were Smoot and Hawley?
I looked them up in WikiPedia
Reed Smoot was a Senator from Utah, a businessman and devout Mormon.
He was one of the church’s Twelve Apostles, but he still became a Senator.
Willis Hawley was a Representative from Oregon.
He taught and administered schools and colleges, and then he entered politics.
Neither seem to be the bumbling, ignorant ogres that modem politicians make them out to be.
Maybe that’s just to distract us from what bumbling, ignorant ogres modern politicians are?

Laurence Simon | July 25, 2020 at 2:43 pm | URL:

Let’s hope you, my beautifuls, don’t sink into acts of ogre-ism and punish your own country even more by putting high tariffs on products from countries with better products and better economical politics. Like for example the land of your corporative overlords from China, like it’s demonstrated right now by a certain ogre, going by the name of Trump. 😮


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