Free Speech, the Democratic Party

May 11, 1860

“A Democratic orator, addressing a meeting of his party in Philadelphia lately, exclaimed, –‘if any one dares to come into my neighborhood and preach such treason as that of G.W. Curtis and Wendell Phillips, by the everlasting God he shall never leave the place alive!'”  The editor comments: “Such is the spirit, such the love of free speech, which animates the great mass of the slavery-extending party.”