Saturday, September 12, 2015

On politics:

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"The farmer pauses in the furrow to hear of new Presidential usurpations, and then lays his hand
again to the plow. The mills and factories do not pause; everywhere is the hum of industry; new
railroads are projected ; commerce ebbs and flows with the tide; the crops are garnered, and the fields
tilled anew. The business of the country is affected by political dangers, but the injury is slight in 
comparison. The blow is heavy, but it falls lightly.
Yet this general peace and serenity of the people exist while the country is threatened with a new
revolution. The politics of the United States are today in a more dangerous state than those of any
other nation in the world.

"Brownlow's Knoxville Whig. (Knoxville, Tenn.), 02 Oct. 1867. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

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