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Defence Of The Whigs
by Anon
Binding: Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Ehrsam Press
Weight: 0.53 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 8.5 x W: 0.48 inches
ISBN 10: 1443774820
ISBN 13: 9781443774826
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CONTENTS. PART THE FIRST. THE WHIG PARTY ITS ORIGIN, ITS CONSTANCY, IN the struggles of political parties it generally occurs that the purposes of the contestants are misrqrcsented in important particulars or misunderstood. The Whig party, during the last foirteen years reckoning from the 4th of March, 1829 has been misrepresented or misunderstood mare than usually the lot of parties. My endeavor, in what follows, rill be to set this matt right. No party ever arose in any country with juster aims or more patriotic effort, than the Whig Party of the United States, It fought the battle of Freedom in the Revolution it has never faltered in its duty since. From the beginning of our national existence to this day, by whatever name it has been called, it has been the consistent, faithful assertor of the principles of free government. Through twelve years of continued defeats, during which time a power in this nation, unfriendly to popular liberty, was growing every day more formidable, and the Executive, usurping the name of the Representative of the Democracy, was busily assailing the blllwarks which were buiIt up to guard the rights of the People the Whig party, overpowered by numbers, proscribed, for the main part, from all share in the administration of affajrs, still faithfully maintained its post and fought for Popular Privilege, with the same devotion that it fought in the gloomiest days of the War of Inde pendence. Its constancy and fidelity won it the victory of 1840. The fruits of that victory were shown in the zeal with which the Whigs made haste to redeem every pledge they had given. How the full benefit or that redemption of pledges was wrested from the people how it has fallen out that the victory has not been of as permanent and extensive good as the country had no right to expect how it is that power has lapsed again into the hands from which it was rescued, is a problem that may be solved by recurring to the history of every cause that has been betrayed by its leader. Some explanation of this disaster will occupy n portion of the pages which ensue. Against open foes the Whigs have no complaint to make. They meet these on the field of contest forewarned, forearmed prepared for the strife and its incidents...

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