Preston Brooks Canes Charles Sumner

  • Season 2 , Ep 5
  • 07/29/2014
  • Views: 9,472

Enraged and insulted by an anti-slavery speech that Charles Sumner delivers on the Senate floor, Representative Preston Brooks decides to teach Sumner a lesson. (2:33)

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- HELLO.

TODAY, WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUTTHE CANING OF CHARLES SUMNER.

[chuckles]

- IN THE MIDDLE OF THE 1800s,KANSAS IS UP FOR WHETHER OR NOT

IT'S GOING TO BE A SLAVE STATEOR A FREE STATE.

CHARLES SUMNER IS A SENATOR,AN ANTI-SLAVERY RADICAL.

AND CHARLES SUMNER GIVESA SPEECH ENTITLED

"THE CRIME AGAINST KANSAS."

HE BASICALLY SAYS,KANSAS IS BEING RAPED BY

THE PERPETUATORS OF SLAVERYWHO WANT IT TO BE A SLAVE STATE.

THEN HE STARTS MAKINGPERSONAL ATTACKS.

HE SAYS, OH, ANDREW BUTLER,FROM SOUTH CAROLINA,

WHO NORMALLY SITS NEXT TO ME,BUT UH-OH, YOU HAD A STROKE.

YOU ARE NOT HERE.

GUESS WHAT?YOU ARE A [bleep] PIMP

FOR THE PROSTITUTE OF SLAVERY.

OH, YOU KNOW WHO'SIN THE CHAMBER THAT DAY?

PRESTON BROOKS, REPRESENTATIVE,SOUTH CAROLINA.

ANDREW BUTLER'S SECOND COUSIN.

HE'S LIKE, THIS DUDE IS [bleep]SLANDERING MY STATE.

HE'S SLANDERING MY FAMILY.

AND HE SAYS, UHHH.

[blows raspberry]

AND THE SOUTHERNCODE OF HONOR.

I CAN'T LET THIS [bleep] JUST[bleep] TRANSPIRE.

WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?

I CAN'T CHALLENGE HIM TO A DUELBECAUSE ONLY GENTLEMEN DUEL,

AND CHARLES SUMNER'SIS NO GENTLEMAN.

OH, [bleep].

I WAS JUST GIVENA BRAND-NEW

11 1/2 OUNCEGUTTA-PERCHA CANE

WITH A GOLD HEAD.I'LL BEAT HIM WITH THAT.

MAY 22, 1856.

HE WALKS DOWNTHE AISLE OF THE SENATE.

HE'S FIVE [bleep] FEETFROM CHARLES SUMNER

AND HE LOOKS UPAND HE REALIZES

THERE'S A LADYIN THE CHAMBER.

HE'S LIKE, OH, [bleep].

I CAN'T BEAT CHARLES SUMNERIN FRONT OF A LADY

AND HE SITS ACROSS THE AISLE.HE LEAVES.

HE'S LIKE,NO, I'M NOT DOING THIS THING.

AND THEN EVERYONE'S JUST LIKE,YOU GOT TO DO THE THING,

AND HE WALKS BACK IN.

[bleep] CHARLES SUMNER,HE'S NEAR-SIGHTED.

HE'S LIKE, OH,THAT'S ALL BLURRY AND [bleep].

[bleep] PRESTON BROOKS IS LIKE,

I READ YOUR SPEECH TWICE,AND GUESS WHAT?

IT'S A [bleep] LIBELAGAINST SOUTH CAROLINA

AND IT'S A LIBELAGAINST ANDREW BUTLER.

AND GUESS WHAT?

HE'S A [bleep] COUSIN OF MINE.

AND WHACK!

BEATS HIM SO HARDON THE [bleep] TOP OF THE HEAD

THAT HE GOES BLIND.

LAURENCE KEITT COMES IN.

LET THEM BE, HE SAID.

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