"Plantation Discipline" Brought to the Senate

Sumner Hit Like a Slave
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

South Carolina has its barbarians.  These have degraded the American Senate, and brutally applying force to repress freedom of debate upon the subject of Slavery, have murderously clubbed a Massachusetts Senator in his seat, till he was insensible. For the first time has the extreme discipline of the Plantation been introduced into the Senate of the United States. Is there not some hero to make it the last time, and to assure the dignity of that body, and the political freedom of the Nation?