Found 401 total hits in 118 results.
hether you or I shall occupy the ground of Disunion.
It is not a matter of political expediency or policy, or even of incongruity of interests between the North and the South.
It strikes deeper, it rises higher, than that.
This is the question: Are we of the North not bound in a Union with slaveholders, whereby they are enabled to hold four millions of our countrymen in bondage, with all safety and impunity?
Is not Massachusetts in alliance with South Carolina, Rhode Island with Georgia, Maine with Alabama, Vermont with Mississippi, giving the strength of this nation to the side of the dealer in human flesh?
My difficulty, therefore, is a moral one.
The Union was formed at the expense of the slave population of the land.
I cannot swear to uphold it. As I understand it, they who ask me to do so, ask me to do an immoral act—to stain my conscience—to sin against God.
How can I do this?
I care not what consequences may be predicted.
It is a sin to strike hands with thieves, and