Who would have said, "Millions for defense,but not one cent for tribute."?
Who would have said, "Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute."
Supporters of war OR people in support of peace?
- USAFisnumber1Lv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
Sounds like something Julius Caesar would say.
But it was some guy named Pinckney speaking about a demand from the Fench.
- KojakLv 78 years ago
The phrase originated in 1800, in regards to tribute (ransom) requests from Barbary pirates.It is by Charles Cotesworth Pinckney.
Charles Cotesworth “C. C.” Pinckney (February 25, 1746 – August 16, 1825), was an early American statesman of South Carolina, Revolutionary War veteran, and delegate to the Constitutional Convention. He was twice nominated by the Federalist Party as their presidential candidate
The Barbary pirates were raiding American vessels and holding Americans for ransom..... The US Marines put a stop to it.... in the Marine hymn that is what is referred to by the line...."Shores of Tripoli"
In this case the quote was in support of military action
- GunnyLv 78 years ago
SOMEONE- spending other peoples Money...Source(s): 0pine