Do the Northerners begin to recognize the inevitable decay of their system of Government, and the fact that this sudden upheaval has demonstrated, that law is at an end, and that by brute force they must keep in check their antagonistic forces?
Do they see faintly, or clearly, that Government based upon the nominal equality of all, amid the ceaseless warfare of labor and capital, where labor is indiscriminately armed with that terrible scourge of the ballot, and where labor out-votes capital, is an utter failure?
Have these people determined to set in motion armed men, preparatory to the grand change of their form of Government, in order to save what is worth saving, from the carnage and the devastation that must attend the anarchy which usually intervenes between a free Government, and a firmly established despotism?
Have they at last learned the unwilling lesson, that they neither deserve, nor can maintain, a free Government, when deprived of the ballast, the conservatism of domestic slavery?
Do they comprehend the end to which their foul licentiousness, their unbridled lusts, are fatally hurrying them, and see that the ballot cannot be taken from their laborers, till first an organized soldiery is prepared to do the behests of property, and, under the lead of some strong will, to hold their Government together in some form, till they can change it to suit them?
It really seems that they are waking up to these great facts.--Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle, Mlay 16