This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original
book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...majority unite to override
it, God stands behind it, the eternal law that rules the world
maintains it. and if we attempt to make the administration and
award of justice dependent upon the will of a majority we shall
fail. We shall fail at the cost of humiliation and ignominy to
ourselves. Shall we envy the men who see nothing to admire in John
Adams defending the British soldiers against the protests of his
neighbors and friends and countrymen after the Boston massacre? Or
shall we rather feel that our country loves justice and possesses
that divine power of self-restraint without which the man remains
the child, the citizen remains the. savage, and the community
becomes the commune? The first duty of popular self government is
individual self control. The essential condition of true progress
is that it' shall be based on grounds of reason, and not of
prejudice. These arttruisms, but they are also essentials; and if
at any time they should Ik-forgotten--and they seem to be.
somitimes--we should recall them and insist upon them and preach
them, for they are a most important part of the gospel of human
freedom. Our Southern Highlanders BY WILLIAM GOODELL FROST, D.D.,
LL.D. The writer of this article is president of Berea College,
which is situated in the heart of the mountain country in the South
and which educates more mountaineers than any other educational
institution in the country. No one can speak with more authority on
our Southern highlanders than President Frost.--Editor. THE object
of this article is explanation. The daily press is bringing us news
from the Virginia mountains which is startling indeed. What are the
conditions which make such lawlessness and bloodshed possible? How
are we to believe that the Southern mountaineer...
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