THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER SPEECH (FILM CLIP, 1941, Based on Original Short Story, 1937, and Original Debates of Daniel Webster of South Carolina)
This Real Mommy of the Real America moves the Real Mommies, Daddies, Sovereign, Natural Citizens to Adopt the Living Belief Manifest …Social Services–“CPS” (child protective services)–is the “Devil,”and he want your children! Watch the film clip!
“Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, Don’t Let this Country Go to the Devil!”
“It is every man’s right to raise his fist to Fate, but when he does he will find himself at a crossroad.”
What is freedom? “the morning, the bread, and the bitter sun.”
The oppressors will break.
Do you own your own soul?
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See, Read Congressional Debates of Legendary “Triumvirate” of Senators Daniel Webster (represented New Hampshire and Massachusetts), Senator John C. Calhoun of South Carolina, and Henry Clay, and also on “Black Dan’s” (Sen. Daniel Webster’s) Second Reply to 1830 then South Carolina Senator Haynes upon Which the 1937 short story version of “The Devil and Dan Webster,” written by Stephen Vincent Benet and was based, and, the Author of this blog thought actual legend or folk tale being real possibility to the Federalist Senator Daniel Webster around 1832 at The Constitution Society’s excellent website, http://www.constitution.org/hwdebate/hwdebate.htm.
“The wicked flee when no man pursueth, but the just, bold as a lion, shall be without dread.” (The Holy Bible, Proverbs 28:1, King James version, 1611).
Yes, Dan’l Webster’s dead–or, at least, they buried him. But every time there’s a thunder storm around Marshfield, they say you can hear his rolling voice in the hollows of the sky. And they say that if you go to his grave and speak loud and clear, “Dan’l Webster–Dan’l Webster!” the ground’ll begin to shiver and the trees begin to shake. And after a while you’ll hear a deep voice saying, “Neighbor, how stands the Union?” Then you better answer the Union stands as she stood, rock-bottomed and copper sheathed, one and indivisible, or he’s liable to rear right out of the ground. At least, that’s what I was told when I was a youngster” (Stephen Vincent Benet, The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1937).
In his short story The Devil and Daniel Webster, Benet has Satan conjure up the damned souls of 12 villains from American history to serve as a jury in the case of Satan v. Jabez Stone. Only seven of these entities are named, and we have examined the lives of each of them including the “life” I made up for the fictional the Reverend John Smeet. We also looked at the judge who presided over the case, Justice Hathorne. Only one personage remains to examine, Daniel Webster.
Born in 1782 a few months after the American victory at Yorktown, Webster would live to be a very old man for his time, dying in 1852. Webster would serve in the House for 10 years from New Hampshire and 19 years in the Senate from Massachusetts. Three times Secretary of State, he also attempted on three occasions to win the Presidency failing three times, watching as much lesser men attained that office. Like his two great contemporaries, Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun, his name is remembered while most Americans would be hard pressed to name many of those presidents.
While holding political office he also practiced law, arguing an astounding 223 cases before the United States Supreme Court and winning about half of them.
He was acknowledged to be the finest American orator of his day, a day in which brilliant speech making was fairly common on the American political scene, and his contemporaries often referred to him blasphemously as “the god-like Daniel”. Perhaps the finest example of Webster’s oratory is his Second Reply to Senator Haynes of South Carolina during the debate on tariffs which took place in the Senate in January of 1830. In the background lurked the nullification crisis and possible secession, a crisis which would build over the next three decades and explode into the attempted dissolution of the union in 1860. The ending of this speech was once known by every schoolchild: Liberty and Union, now and for ever, one and inseparable!
The American Union was Webster’s passion throughout his life, he being above all an ardent patriot. He was also an ardent opponent of slavery. However, in 1850 when his opposition to slavery conflicted with what he perceived to be the necessity of a compromise to preserve the Union, he did not hesitate and helped hammer the compromise together. Because it included a stronger fugitive slave act, he was roundly condemned throughout New England, something noted in The Devil and Daniel Webster:
God of Our Fathers. Written in 1876 to commemorate the signing of The Declaration of Independence, it reminds each American how fortunate we are to live in this land.
“God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies,
Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise.
Thy love divine hath led us in the past,
In this free land by Thee our lot is cast;
Be Thou our ruler, guardian, guide and stay,
Thy Word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.
From war’s alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defense;
Thy true religion in our hearts increase,
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.
Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way,
Lead us from night to never-ending day;
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
And glory, laud, and praise be ever Thine.”
Writes Larry Krieger, former AP American history teacher and “Real” “Daddy,” “America is a wonderful place, even when we acknowledge her flaws. I think one of the best tributes to America is contained in Stephen Vincent Benet’s The Devil and Daniel Webster, when he describes Daniel Webster addressing the Jury of the Damned:
Source: The Devil and Daniel Webster God of Our Fathers, The American Catholice Politics & Culture from a Political Perspective,
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