Again, the most
unscrupulous argument that they have framed, as they think, to persuade you to
withdraw the immunities, is one which I had better explain for fear you should
be their innocent dupes. They are going to claim that all such payments are
religious dues, and that of course it is monstrous that anyone should be exempt
from the dues of religion. For my part, I see no unfairness in such exemption,
if the people have bestowed it; the really monstrous thing is the course which
they propose, if that is to be their argument.