--The events of the last month, says the Journal of Commerce, have humiliated the American Republic
before the whole world.
For the honor of the nation we might better have experienced a severe naval defeat, or a sad reverse on a battle field.
The voice of the Executive
has already lost half of its power.
We can almost hear the suppressed taunt and jeers of European
despots, in response to our demands for the redress of indignities suffered abroad, or depredations upon the rights of our citizens.--The "stars and stripes" once rent asunder, we immediately sink to the position of a second, third, or fourth-rate power, and from the Canada
to the lower extremity of the South American continent, there will be presented a sorry spectacle of the working of our much-boasted Republican system.
In the dreary prospect, there is not a citizen who does not feel personally humiliated.
The tyrants of the old world will take courage.