« IndietroContinua »
murder, premature death, and an intolerable burden of taxation loaded upon the industrious, temperate portion of the community; all under sanction of LAW, for the sole purpose of protecting and sustaining a horrid LIQUOR-MONOPOLY CRAFT, to heap up wealth in profusion for the endless destruction of its abettors, as well as their victims, allured into the vortex of ruin? Or, shall the supreme law of the sovereign, independent people, under God, be so constructed, as to demolish the abominable liquorcraft monopoly, for the total and permanent overthrow of its power to create and propagate the destructive evils under which our whole land has long been groaning under bondage? In a word, this political War of Extermination is founded on the question, Shall KING ALCOHOL live, or die? Destroy the infernal old MURDERER, is the declaration of the unfurled banners of his sober, fearless, and united INVADERS. Save the good old fellow for the worthy deeds he has done, and is doing; for the wealth he bestows, and his blessings on those that love him; is the virtual inscription of the unfurled banners throughout the whole line of his defense. Oh, save him! Destroy him not; for we tell you, believe it or not, he looks good! He smells good! He tastes good! He makes us feel good! and he is good! Oh, spare him, as good old Agag was spared by king Saul. Do spare him for our sake! If he dies, O dear, what will become of us!