Open Wiki Open WikiOpen InfoG Open InfoGNew Quote New Quote

Quote from Wendell Phillips,

"A large body of people, sufficient to make a nation, have come to the conclusion that they will have a government of a certain form. Who denies them the right? Standing with the principles of '76 behind us, who can deny them the right? ... I maintain on the principles of '76 that Abraham Lincoln has no right to a soldier in Fort Sumter. ... You can never make such a war popular. ... The North never will endorse such a war."


Wendell Phillips (more quotes by Wendell Phillips or books by/about Wendell Phillips)

(1811-1884) American abolitionist, advocate for Native Americans, orator, lawyer


Brooklyn Daily Eagle, April 13, 1861, p. 2.


Consitution, Independence, Republic, Self-Determination, Sovereignty, War


Get a Quote-A-Day!
Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box.
Email:  More quotes...