If it had not passed, it might be difficult now to adopt it; but with it in our fundamental law, the policy of Southern legislation must and will tend to obey it, and so long as the statutes of the States meet the test of this amendment and are not otherwise in conflict with the Constitution and laws of the United States, it is not the disposition or within the province of the Federal Government to interfere with the regulation by Southern States of their domestic affairs. Men blinded by their passions have been known to adopt measures for their country in direct opposition to all the suggestions of policy. "No, I like it worse!" But after an instant I added: "Did they say why I should like it better?" "No; Master Miles only said, "We must do nothing but what she likes!" "I wish indeed he would. If the Federal Government will confine itself to the exercise of powers clearly granted by the Constitution, it can hardly happen that its action upon any question should endanger the institutions of the States or interfere with their right to manage matters strictly domestic according to the will of their own people.