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Day
19
Month
July
Year
1872
Copyright
Public Domain
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iüe p&th oí duty is now bofore us. The decisión of thö assembled delogatcs of tho Dumooracy bas been mude, and now it is tho duty of ovory Democrat to abido by it, to work for it, and to vote for it. We shall do so for our part, looking neithor to the right hand nor left, but pushing on tho column to victory. And we go for Greolcy with a will againat Grant, for these among niany other reasons : 1. Greolcy is a civilian and Grant a soldier. 2. Greeley is a statssinan, Grant is a military mail. 3. Grt'üloj' holds that " this is a government of peauu, whcre the civil law is supreme." Grant holds that the military power ís the goverument. 4. Greoley liolds that tho fower bayonots and tiio absence of military force exhibits the strength of a govcrnment of law and popular ohoice. 5. Grant holds "that thetrue strength of tho govornment is shown in the Adjutant General's report of the number of baj i i.i. ts at hia coiuinaml '. ' C. Grant's idea of governraent is a military chieftaiu surrouuded by military offícers. Greeley's idea is that of a President, surrounded by a cabinct of Statesmen. 7. Grant wants and has a military government. Greeloy wants a oivil government. 8. Grant holds there is no uso of a oivil goverimient, but to appropriato money for him to oxpend. Grueley believen with JefTerson and Madison that tho military should be subordínate to the oivil authority. 9. Greeley roverences law, precedent, and civil libevty. Grant regards the Union as a camp, in which hi9 word ia thu only law. ' 10. Grant hulds that all governmerlt proceeds from the Executivo, and that his authority is supremo, üroeley holds that tho people of each of the thirty seven States have an exclusivo right of selftroveniuii'iit. 11. Grant holda thnt he has tho right to farm out the public offices aiuong his relations. Greeley denios auy such right. 2. Grruit thinkti he maj properly re ceivo prosents of money and property as President, ü roclo y thinks it is dishonorable and wrong. We havo tïius givon a dozen out of a hundred reasons ;md these dozen reasons have boen put forth. by one of the Radical organs which has becomo convinccid here is no further Bai'cty iu ro-electing (iinnt. To tho above roasons why we and all other scnsiblo uien ought to go for Jreeley, we add the following consideraiong, l'roiii tho Chicago 'Tribune, which says : Mr. Groeley bas been all his lifo a man of clear head and ïnind, nuver tomporarly or pormanently beclouded by exooBses ot' imy kind. Gen. Grant has nevar considered that the military or civil duties devolved upon hrni have required a re inquishment of tho habits of the messroom ; or that, as President, hu and his coinpaniuns are not eutitlod to to that exemption from criticisin which is enjoyed jy thosa who fshare the hospitality of leadcruarters. Mr. Greelêy wouldbanisb 'rom the freaideut's mansión the sword and bayonet of the troopcr ; dispatch the generala and majors to thoir commands ; ureak up the customs of the barracks, and lissolve tho mess supplied in whole or in jart from general orders. Mr. Graat considers these the uppropriato sigiis of a Rppublican President. Mr. Greeley bas never boen President ; Gen. Grant has failod. Mr. Greeley, failing or not, will have an honest governinent; Gen. Grant, fftiüng iu all other thiugs, has hnd tho most corrupt administration known in our nistory. Mr. Groeley has studied political economy ; Gen. Grant is confesscdly ignoran t of it. Mr. Greeley is exporienced in the history and policios of our government ; Gen. ( rntnt knuws nothing of either. Mr. Greeloy has opinions upon finalice and taxation ; Gen. Grant's knowledge of these is confined to his own personal gains in of fice. Mr. Greeley insists that, if the peoplo dooide against the President on the question of taxation, the latter should yield. Gen. Grant insists that there shall bo no reiieal of proctivo taxation so long ns Boutwell, aud Itoboson, and Borio, and Kelly oppose it. At evory stage of his long and labori0118 üfe, Iloraco Greeley bas been distinguished among the intelleotnal men of tho country. Gen. Grant bas never had tin ambition iu that direction. These are the two ineu presnted to the country, from whom a chotee ia to be made for President. The ono if elected, will be President of tho United Statig, representing the intelligenco, the morality, the progress, and the improvement of the age ; his highest aim tho honor of his country. The other, if elected, repregenting tho bruto force, disregard the law, the frauds, corruptions, the hates, the inalico, the subsidies and speculations, adventures and robberies of the time; his only aim tho accumulation of monoy for himseif and h'S stalf, personal and military.

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