…when the mother shall have found another sphere than her home for her energies;
when she shall have exchanged the sweet charities of domestic love
and sympathy for the fierce passions of the hustings (i.e., the political arena);
when families shall be disrupted at the caprice of either party,
and the children scattered as foundlings from their hearthstone,
–it requires no wisdom to see that a race of sons will be reared nearer akin to devils than to men.
In the hands of such a bastard progeny, without discipline, without homes, without a God,
the last remains of social order will speedily perish,
and society will be overwhelmed in savage anarchy.