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Stump orators.[for a forthcoming number of De Bose's Revicesby George Fitzhugh. Along peace is sure to demoralize a nation; and a demoralized people always select as their representatives, judges and magistrates those least fitted to govern — those who will govern least — the lax, the indulgent, the effemirate, and the corrupt. Soldiers accustomed to rule, and who know best how to rule, are cast aside, and stump orators and demagogues, who flatter the mob and give license to their baseat passions, are elevated to all high places. "The canker of a bad war and a ling peace" is in such times exhibited more glaringly among the rulers of a people than anong the masses themselves, because the rules are selected as the fittest exponents, representatives and impersonations of the prevalent debanshery, effeminacy and corruption of the day. In peace, long continued, the voice of the people is the voice of a Belial-life demon; in time of difficulty, adversity, and invasion, "the voice of