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Who Is to Blame? Or, Cursory Review of American Apology for American ...
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Página 41 - cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred ' rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people, who ' never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery ' in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their ' transportation thither. This piratical warfare, the opprobrium ' of infidel powers, is the warfare of the Christian King of Great ' Britain. Determined to keep open a market where men should * be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative...
Página 45 - Deep rooted prejudices entertained by the whites; ten thousand recollections, by the blacks, of the injuries they have sustained; new provocations; the real distinctions which nature has made; and many other circumstances, will divide us into parties, and produce convulsions, which will probably never end but in the extermination of the one or the other race.
Página 39 - But a reverence for our great Creator, principles of humanity and the dictates of common sense, must convince all those who reflect upon the subject, that government was instituted to promote the welfare of mankind, and ought to be administered for the attainment of that end.
Página 39 - If it was possible for men, who exercise their reason, to believe, that the Divine Author of our existence intended a part of the human race to hold an absolute property in, and an unbounded power over others...
Página 1 - No crime so bold but would be understood A real, or at least, a seeming good. Who fears not to do ill, yet fears the name, And, free from conscience, is a slave to fame. Thus he the church at once protects and spoils ; But princes' swords are sharper than their styles : And thus to th' ages past he makes amends, Their charity destroys, their faith defends.
Página 64 - Justly thou abhorr'st That son, who on the quiet state of men Such trouble brought, affecting to subdue Rational liberty ; yet know withal, Since thy original lapse, true liberty Is lost, which always with right reason dwells Twinned, and from her hath no dividual being...
Página 41 - And that this assemblage of horrors might want no fact of distinguished die, he is now exciting those very people to rise in arms among us, and to purchase that liberty of which he has deprived them, by murdering the people on whom he also obtruded them ; thus paying off former crimes committed against the LIBERTIES of one people with crimes which he urges them to commit against the LIVES of another.
Página 61 - Slavery is not a national evil ; on the contrary, it is a NATIONAL BENEFIT. Slavery exists in some form every where, and it is not of much consequence in a philosophical point of view, whether it be voluntary or involuntary. In a political point of view, involuntary slavery has the advantage, since all who enjoy political liberty, are then in fact free.
Página 93 - I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.