Saturday, August 25, 2012

Interest of the Saturday Afternoon Club

A Picture of the Three Sister Fates holding our fates in their hands.

Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison actually said, "The United States constitution is a covenant with death and an agreement with the devil.  If the American union cannot be maintained except by immolating human freedom on the altar of tyranny, than let the American Union be consumed  by a living thunderbolt, and no tear be shed over its ashes."*pg 14.

1820 Johnson proved that the Tomato was not a poisonous food. The debate still lingers whether Tomatoes are a fruit or a vegetable.  I say a fruit.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "Let him not quit his belief that a popgun is a popgun, though the ancient and honorable of the earth affirm it to be the crack of doom." pg 22*

1837 Elijah Lovejoy was shot and killed by a Unionist Mob.  He was an abolitionist, while the majority of Northern Men felt Slavery a necessary tool to use in the the expansion of Northern Industry. *pg 15

*Menand, Louis The Metaphsical Club (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 2001)

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