The Supreme Court of the United States

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    "The Supreme Court of the United States," Memphis (TN) Appeal, March 20, 1857, p. 2.

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    Zak Rosenberg
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    One of the strongest evidences ever afforded of the stupendous folly and malignity of the Abolitionists is afforded by the open blackguardism with which they have received the late important decision of the United States in the DRED SCOTT case. The rabid symptoms which they have for years exhibited, multiply and increase in intensity at each new display of the darkness and desperation of the crusade they are waging against the peace, honor, and tranquility of the people of the United States. The virus of such journals as the New York Tribune, exudes with an alarming rapidity daily in consequence of the boldness of the Judges of the Supreme Court in daring to contradict the radical theories and crazy whims of philosopher GREELEY, and the venerable and venerated Chief Justice TANEY and his Associates are bespattered with all the offensive filth natural to the source from which it emanates.

    The better to bring into ridicule their judicial opinions that mendacious sheet dubs them "the fire slaveholders," and propounds column after column of characteristic blackguardism and innuendo worthy of the most classic spouters of that classic tribe.

    Notwithstanding all that, the Supreme Court yet survives and will continue to survive as a co-ordinate branch of our Government, erected to preserve the Constitution against just such vandal assaults as those of the Tribune and its co-laborers. Nothing whatever is gained by this violent and wicked faction by its assault, but the contempt of all wise men and the pity of its enemies. Its desperation and wickedness are most amply illustrated by the recklessness with which it can malign the purest, wisest and most impartial tribunal known to our system of Government, and it is thus seen how intense is that Higher Law issue which dares to erect its profane dicta above the law, human and divine.

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