June 14, 2017

Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs

In the following article I offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and common sense; and have no other business to settle with the reader, than that you will divest yourself of prejudice and prepossession, and suffer your reason and your feelings to determine for yourselves; that you will put on, or rather that you will not put off, the true character of a human being, and generously enlarge your views beyond the present day.

Volumes have been written on the subject of the struggle between Government and the Governed. People of all ranks have embarked in the controversy, from different motives, and with various designs; but all have been ineffectual, and the period of debate is closed. Arms, as the last resource, decide the contest; the appeal was the choice of D.C., and free people have accepted the challenge.