June 12, 2019

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 rid 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 resort, decide the contest; the appeal was the choice of D.C., and free people have to accept the challenge.