have had the honor of leading in many campaigns for freedom.
They were the first to resent the tyranny of George III.
they were the headquarters of the anti-slavery movement.
Recently we have found there the center of protest against the seizure and subjugation of the Philippines.
But in every case it has been a select minority which has taken up the cause of liberty, and in every case this minority has been reviled and despised.
was not respectable.
was an “infidel” agitator.
And to-day the anti-imperialists, the logical successors of Adams
in claiming freedom for all, are treated with scant courtesy.
Let them possess their souls in patience.
They will have their reward.
But each of these movements was but an incident in the grand march toward freedom, and Garrison
saw the wider aspects of his faith.
He was one of the heralds of a new instinct — the instinct that man belongs to a higher plane than that of physical violence, and that he must rise above the methods of brute force in dealing with his fellows.
The evolution of the race is a mysterious thing.
Whence came the ideas of association, of love of neighbor, and of love of enemies?
The new seed-thoughts take root at first in a single mind or in a very few select ones, and