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4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is Yahweh over us?
The democratic feeling is very strong in human nature. It is the feeling expressed in the words
Practically it takes the form of patriotism, and makes a man rejoice in being part and parcel of the institutions of the land, and in having the right to exercise the "sacred duty" of defending the soil. More mildly, it makes a man pride himself in the use of the franchise which he calls a "birthright;" and leads him to join with alacrity in the various movements that politicians set agoing for the cure of the world on the democratic basis.
Now it is impossible that these sentiments can exist in a breast where the truth reigns supreme. The divine law will extinguish practical politics. It will fill a man with distaste for Gentilism in every shape and form, and substitute the love of God's kingdom, and God's affairs. The politics pertaining to the commonwealth of Israel will become his politics.
Ambassador of the Coming Age, Nov 1868