Publicado: 10-07-2012 05:14 PM
Attica — Nathaniel Grigsby died 120 years ago, but in a cemetery near Attica on the southern Kansas plains, the farmer still is cursing the Democratic Party from the grave.
History might have eventually forgotten Grigsby’s name and overlooked his tombstone as family ties became more distant, yet Grigsby may always be remembered for his famous parting words — an epitaph he made his family promise to engrave if they wanted their inheritance.
“Through this inscription I wish to enter my dying protest against what is called the Democratic party. I have watched it closely since the days of Jackson and know that all the misfortunes of our nation have come to it through this so called party. Therefore, beware of this party of treason.”