The Meaning of "No Partyism."
That rank secession sheet, the Chicago Tribune, is still industriously at work playing into the hands of the rebels, by attempting to divide and distract the now united people of the loyal states in support of the government. Almost daily the Tribune pours forth a lengthened diatribe in support of negro emancipation by the federal authority. For the purpose of demonstrating, to the very few democrats who no longer consider the old democratic party a sufficiently good Union party for them, what is expected of them by their new political associates of the Tribune school, we extract the following from one of the Tribune's abolition sermons in its issue of the 17th inst:
"We thank God that party lines are being obliterated and party prejudices given up, and that the people are recognizing more and more clearly the truth that the only road to success lies through emancipation. Let it come, then; and if in the overthrow of this anomalous institution, which has reached the culminating point of all villainy by raising its parricidal hand against the best government on earth, it should happen that a few loyal men suffer with the rebels, that, too, is but a necessary incident of such a warfare. The innocent must suffer with the guilty."
The meaning, then, of obliterating party lines, is that we are all to become abolitionists.
Democrats, who are now being urged to desert the old organization under whose control and government the country prospered and became great and powerful, had better reflect on the consequences of uniting with, or in any way countenancing, the faction represented by the Chicago Tribune.
It is needless for us, again, to demonstrate what must be apparent to the dullest intellect, that if it were proclaimed in the southern and border states that this war is to be prosecuted for the emancipation of the slaves, and whereas there are now 300,000 armed rebels in the field, their numbers would then be doubled, yea, quadrupled. Every man, and every woman too, in the south would fly to arms to protect themselves against the scenes of carnage, rapine and unbridled passion which would follow the liberation of 4,000,000 slaves.
The greatest enemy to the Union we now know of, is the man who proposes such a policy as that so persistently advocated by the Tribune.