The fourth of March.
This day witnesses the inauguration at Washington
of a Black Republican President
, elected solely by Black Republican votes, having a Black Republican Cabinet, and sustained by a Black Republican Congress.
This day the South
comes under a dominion which has been forced upon her by the North;
this day she begins a servitude as involuntary as that of Italy
; this day inaugurates a foreign rule as distinct and complete as if we had been conquered by European
bayonets, and annexed to the throne of some continental despot.
This day begins the Government
of a Section, of a party which deliberately struck the word National from its political platform; whose Executive has declared that there is an irrepressible conflict between Freedom and Slavery; whose favorite orator speaks of God himself as "that ideal gentleman beyond the clouds; " whose Senators
shout from the Capitol
for Southern blood, and whose soldiers and sailors are preparing to hurl the bolts of war upon our gallant brethren of the Gulf
, whose flag of Independence has been flung nobly and proudly forth to the free Southern breeze.
This day, most odious of all the days in our political calendar, when Section and Fanaticism enthrone in the chair of George Washington
, the embodiment of all that is narrow in their politics, vicious in their religion, and vulgar in their manners, and calls upon the countrymen of Washington
Bow The Knee To Baal!