preferred the old-fashioned doctrine: he insists that we observe the original order of things : “I suffer not a woman to usurp authority over the man ;” 1 Tim
. II. 12; “but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.”
1 Cor. XIV. 34.
As to other points in this dogma, they have been already treated.
We only add that philosophy, no less than religion and true patriotism, cannot fail to regret that a dogma setting each of their claims aside, and teaching the purest agrarianism, and that under the most deadly form — the form of pure abstract truth
--should have found its way into that immortal instrument, the Declaration of American Independence.
We cannot otherwise account for it than by the fact that one of the presiding minds of that great paper had become strongly tinctured with the infidel philosophy of France
3. “All men in a state of nature are free and equal.”
This is the form of words by which that great man, Locke
, involved himself in the doctrine of socialism.
The school of philosophy has freed itself of the errors of Locke
, and of much of the infidelity of Hume
which those errors precipitated upon the world.
The error now under notice, in the unsettled political state of France
, was seized