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The Two Parties

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The following sensible remarka ere from the Cincinnati Chronicle. "Public Affairs. - With a very smal] share of moral courage and the very great amountof selfishnoss now found ampng the public men of the United States, the piciure of our public affaire presents to our mind rather a melancholy aspect. A disintere8ted love of country, in its broad höroic sense, seems to have been almostban ished from the land. Doubtless it dwells, in all its homely beautj , by the firesides of the unaspiring, but patriot-loving people. In public life, and in the active theatre of commerce, patriotism, in its real meaning, 8eems lo be almost unknown. It is moncy, orifico, power, fop whifh political Gladiators contend. Washington is still filled with seckers for office; but nol only that, the Cabinet, the Senate, and the House contain at loast a dozen aspirants for the Presidency! Around these planets must, of course, revolve many satellites; and thus is public business delayed, the power ofgovernment itself fractured, if not destroyed, and endless controversies carried on, to the increase of power and conse quence of áemagogues only, and the manifest diminution, if not ruin, of virtuous feeling and of honorable eentiments." Such is the testimony of a party-man.- And yet, it was for refusing to support either of the parties led on by such men, for refusing to minister to the purposes of these political Gladiators, that some of us were so heartüy abused during the last political canvass. For again repudiating such leaddership, we shall again be abused.