Joshua, Gideon and David, but he is not on the same plane with Jesus, Paul, Peter and John.
But these principles of Garrison
did not prevent him, whenever war was actually raging, from wishing success to those who fought on the side of liberty.
As an ultra-peace man, I am prepared to say: Success to every slave insurrection in the South
and in every slave country.
I thank God when men who believe in the right and duty of wielding carnal weapons are so far advanced that they will take those weapons out of the scale of despotism and throw them into the scale of freedom.
It is an indication of progress and a positive moral growth; it is one way to get up to the sublime platform of non-resistance; and it is God's method of dealing retribution upon the head of the tyrant.
Rather than see men wearing their chains in a cowardly and servile spirit, I would, as an advocate of peace, much rather see them breaking the head of the tyrant with their chains.
Give me, as a non-resistant, Bunker Hill
, rather than the cowardice and servility of a Southern slave plantation.
applied these rules to the Civil War
, and gave his entire sympathy to the cause of the North
, while disapproving altogether of the resort to arms.
Although for some time after the election and inauguration of