We affirm that the Union is not of heaven. It is founded2 in unrighteousness, and cemented with blood. It is the work of men's hands, and they worship the idol which they have made. It is a horrible mockery of freedom. In all its parts and proportions it is misshapen, incongruous, unnatural. The message of the prophet to the people in Jerusalem describes the exact character of our “republican” compact:Hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men that rule this people.3 14-18. Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass
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