foolish Filipinos may again take it into their silly heads that they can govern themselves as well or better than we can do it for them.
That means rebellion, and, of course, chastisement must follow.
As climatic conditions in that part of the world are such that it requires the presence of three men in the army to supply the active services of one, it is obvious that so long as we adhere to our present Asiatic policy, we shall never have an army and a navy large enough and strong enough to meet the requirements of our new condition.
On all questions affecting human liberty, no one can fail to observe that the attitude of the two great political parties of to-day, is practically that of the two principal parties at the time the Abolitionists began their operations.
One of them may pass perfunctory resolutions against the Philippine crime, but dares to say nothing about the treatment visited upon the negro.
The other may say a few compassionate, but meaningless, words for the negro, but cannot denounce the oppression of the Filipinos.
Both are fatally handicapped by their connections and committals.
Both are, in fact, pro-slavery, although the one in power, because of its responsibility for existing conditions, is the more criminal of the two.
What this country now needs, in the opinion of the writer, is a revival of Abolitionism, and to that end, as one of the instrumentalities that would be serviceable, he holds that the old National Anti-Slavery Society should be restored.
The most of the men and women that made that institution so useful and honorable, have passed from the scenes of their labors, but a few of them are left, and they