Abomination of Free Schools

February 22, 1856

In the Refuge of Oppression column, is an article from the Richmond Enquirer, titled The Modern Abomination of Free Schools.  It claims that the “worst of all abominations” is “the modern system of free schools”.   It claims that it has been proved that “the New England system of free schools has been the cause and prolific source of all the legions of horrible infidelities and treasons that have turned her cities into Sodoms and Gomorrahs, and her fair land into the common nesting place of howling bedlamites…”