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ed into one republic.
Men thought the new generation had indeed come.
We waited twelve months, and the turrets and towers of old institutions — the church, law, nobility, government-reappeared above the subsiding wave.
Now there are no such institutions here ;--no law that can abide one moment when popular opinion demands its abrogation.
The government is wrecked the moment the newspapers decree it. The penny papers of this State in the Sims case did more to dictate the decision of Chief Justice Shaw, than the Legislature that sat in the State-House, or the statute-book of Massachusetts.
I mean what I say. The penny papers of New York do more to govern this country than the White House at Washington.
Mr. Webster says we live under a government of laws.
He was never more mistaken, even when he thought the antislavery agitation could be stopped.
We live under a government of men-and morning newspapers.
[Applause.] Bennett and Horace Greeley are more really Presidents of the Unit