Political Action Considered

March 14, 1856

A letter from S. Mitchell, Cornville, Maine, addressed to Garrison.  “It seems to me the moment we begin to have any faith or trust in political action, all is lost.  Can Satan cast out Satan?  Will slavery ever be destroyed in this country, so long as government exists?  Never!  Slavery is part and parcel of it. When we lay the axe at the root of the tree, (government), then will all wrong cease, and not till then…..Our business is to preach truth-to show that man is governed by the principles of Christianity, which are Love, Liberty, Justice, Right and Truth…”