A WOMAN'S QUESTION—THE MORMON MONSTROSITY.—
"WERE my daughter to marry a Gentile, I would save her in this kingdom; namely, cut her throat from ear to ear."—Brigham Young.
THE above pleasant piece of atrocity is one of the many specimens of Mormon socio-religio-political morality that we find in our examination of the theory of those intolerable scoundrels. We could load our pages with principles equally disgusting; but we do not deem it necessary to annoy our readers, or ourselves, with a multiplication-table of horrors.
In A. D. 1857, with Christian preachers in any quantity, in any number of counties in the thirty-one States of the Union; with a government of laws—laws the result of morality and Christianity, combined with a new Administration, fresh from this People of law and civilization, with abundant liberty in our hands, and abundant hands to make that liberty a thing forever, we cannot deny that we have in our midst—in the midst of all this health, morally and physically—a festering sore, a corrupting disease, and that we have allowed it to gather force from all the loathsome avenues of the lowest condition of human nature, and from all the foul and reeking regions of the overpopulated countries beyond the seas. The wonderful truth exists, in the history of the last Administration, that it allowed this blot to blacken and extend; and as yet no positive step, of peculiar and effectual force, has been taken by the new Adminis-tration to heal and eradicate the error. The sword is not to do it—the law has not done it.—Society, in its purest mood and chastest tenses, alone can do it. Society, with political organiza-tion of its men, cannot effect it; but society, with its feminine attributes, with its angelic genderism, can do it, and must do it. We invoke the assistance of that higher law, WOMAN, to unite in one deep and potent organization, and we ask them to appeal to Government, as Government was never before appealed to, and shake down this edifice of sin, this Mormon temple of devil-ment, and forever after close the public ear, the youthful ear and heart of the rising age, and the present age, from the abom-inable orgies that have spread over the land from terrible and detestable Utah. There is something solemnly sickening in the view in which this affair is presented to our mind; and though it may not exactly be within the especial province of this paper to preach, we certainly have a right, in common with all man-kind, to pray, and pray we do, to our beautiful countrywomen—the intelligent and pure women of America, whose cause is most at stake in this abuse—to come forward, and by an expres-sion of their united detestation and reproach, call upon the Administration to expunge from the bosom of our land, the incubus that thus pollutes it—the Mormon licentiousness, that degrades the character of woman, brutalizes that of man, and ignores the existence of God.
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