QUOTE OF THE DAY- FROM GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT- MARCH 1861

Winfield Scott - New World Encyclopedia

“I have said that any man who attempted by force or unparliamentary disorder to obstruct or interfere with the lawful count of the electoral vote should be lashed to the muzzle of a twelve-pounder gun and fired out of a window of the Capitol. I would manure the hills of Arlington with fragments of his body, were he a Senator or a chief magistrate of my native state! It is my duty to suppress insurrection–my duty!”

11 responses to “QUOTE OF THE DAY- FROM GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT- MARCH 1861

  1. “I would manure the hills of Arlington with fragments of his body, were he a Senator or a chief magistrate of my native state!”
    That’s a bold statement. And an accurate reaction, imho…….

    • Since I am into the Civil War- I tend to think of him in terms of that era- past his prime but he had been around for decades and didn’t reach his high position by not performing well.

  2. I mourn the demise of the Republican Party. Those guys are twisting themselves into pretzels trying to call insurrection by some other name. For all their faults, they’ve done good things for the country. They were the party of abolition and voting rights. Now they’re the party of alt reality and the cult of personality. I’ll miss them…

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