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    The history of our country, like all history, illustrates 15the might of Mind, and shows human power to be proporImmortal sentencestionate to its embodiment of right thinking. A few immortal sentences, breathing the omnipo18tence of divine justice, have been potent to break despotic fetters and abolish the whipping-post and slave market; but oppression neither went down in blood, nor did the 21breath of freedom come from the cannon’s mouth. Love is the liberator.

    Legally to abolish unpaid servitude in the United 24States was hard; but the abolition of mental slavery is Slavery abolisheda more difficult task. The despotic tendencies, inherent in mortal mind and always ger27minating in new forms of tyranny, must be rooted out through the action of the divine Mind.

    Men and women of all climes and races are still in 30bondage to material sense, ignorant how to obtain their freedom. The rights of man were vindicated in a single section and on the lowest plane of human life, when Afri226226:1can slavery was abolished in our land. That was only prophetic of further steps towards the banishment of a 3world-wide slavery, found on higher planes of existence and under more subtle and depraving forms.

    The voice of God in behalf of the African slave was 6still echoing in our land, when the voice of the herald of Liberty’s crusadethis new crusade sounded the keynote of universal freedom, asking a fuller acknowledg9ment of the rights of man as a Son of God, demanding that the fetters of sin, sickness, and death be stricken from the human mind and that its freedom be won, not 12through human warfare, not with bayonet and blood, but through Christ’s divine Science.

    God has built a higher platform of human rights, and 15He has built it on diviner claims. These claims are not Cramping systemsmade through code or creed, but in demonstration of “on earth peace, good-will toward men.” 18Human codes, scholastic theology, material medicine and hygiene, fetter faith and spiritual understanding. Divine Science rends asunder these fetters, and man’s birthright 21of sole allegiance to his Maker asserts itself.

    I saw before me the sick, wearing out years of servitude to an unreal master in the belief that the body gov24erned them, rather than Mind.

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