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Was the United States a National or a Federal Government. There is little doubt that the self-styled Republican party will sustain their chief, or rather their supple instrument, Abraham Lincoln, in the avowed purpose of obliterating State lines as far as his power extends, and making this a consolidated Government.--Nationalism is now the cuckoo note which is sounded by the Usurper at home and by his facile representatives abroad. Mr. Clay, of Alabama, well observed in a speech during the last Presidential canvass that there was the such word as nationalism in the political vocabulary of the United States. It was foisted into it by men who intended thereby to impress upon the public mind certain political principles at variance with the true republican, State-rights theory of the Government, which was not national, but federal, as designed by its framers in the Federal Constitution. In support of this position, the secret journals of the Convention that framed the Constitutio