The great American question, democracy vs. doulocracy, or, Free soil, free labor, free men, & free speech, against the extension and domination of the slaveholding interest: a letter addressed to each freeman of the United States, with special reference to his duty at the approaching election

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E. Shepard's Steam Press, 1848 - 40 páginas
 

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Página 40 - The parent storms, the child looks on, catches the lineaments of wrath, puts on the same airs in the circle of smaller slaves, gives a loose to the worst of passions, and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it with odious peculiarities.
Página 40 - The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other.
Página iv - Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man. For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my Maker would soon take me away.
Página i - And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Página 39 - I do not see in the Constitution any grant of the requisite power to Congress ; and I am not disposed to extend a doubtful precedent beyond...
Página i - Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?
Página i - Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
Página 37 - He shall judge the poor of the people, He shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.
Página i - And for extending the fundamental principles of civil and religious liberty, which form the basis whereon these republics, their laws, and constitutions, are erected; to fix and establish those principles as the basis of all laws, constitutions, and governments, which forever hereafter shall be formed in the said territory...
Página 15 - Resolved, That it is the opinion of this meeting, that, during our present difficulties and distress, no slaves ought to be imported into any of the British colonies on this continent ; and we take this opportunity of declaring our most earnest wishes to see an entire stop for ever put to such a wicked, cruel, and unnatural trade.

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