Criticism of John C. Calhoun

“Among the half a dozen men in Congress, the utterance of whose sentiments, in times of deep excitement, command the national attention,  Mr Calhoun stands prominent….. Yet he has no breadth of character, no greatness of spirit, no generosity of purpose. no comprehensiveness of view.  No man was ever more sectional in his feelings and aims, in no aspect does he present an American front; he is a Southern man against the North ,,,,the extension and perpetuity of slavery, not the preservation and enlargement of liberty, are the ends of his public labors….”    (March 15, `1850, Liberator)

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