Jun 162013
 

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You cannot spill a drop of American blood without spilling the blood of the whole world…. We are not a nation, so much as a world.
Author: Herman Melville

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We need an America with the wisdom of experience. But we must not let America grow old in spirit.
Author: Hubert H. Humphrey

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What we need are critical lovers of America – patriots who express their faith in their country by working to improve it.
Author: Hubert H. Humphrey

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There is a malaise that exists in your land – what appears to many as the sudden and tragic disappearance of the American dream which, in some ways, has turned to nightmare.
Author: J.J. Greene

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The United States is the only country with a known birthday.
Author: James G. Blaine

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America is so vast that almost everything said about it is likely to be true, and the opposite is probably equally true.
Author: James T. Farrell

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America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense… human rights invented America.
Author: Jimmy Carter

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America is a place where Jewish merchants sell Zen love beads to agnostics for Christmas.
Author: John Burton Brimer

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We cannot reform the world…. Uncle Sugar is as dangerous a role for us to play as Uncle Shylock.
Author: John F. Kennedy

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We dare not forget that we are the heirs of that first revolution.
Author: John F. Kennedy

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What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.
Author: Margot Asquith

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What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom ‘to’ and freedom ‘from.’
Author: Marilyn vos Savant, in Parade

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[T]he American is a gentle guy; but don’t pressure him; if you do he turns toad and squirts poison.
Author: Martin H. Fischer

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Of all the supervised conditions for life offered man, those under U S A’s constitution have proved the best. Wherefore, be sure when you start modifying, corrupting or abrogating it.
Author: Martin H. Fischer

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America is a passionate idea or it is nothing. America is a human brotherhood or it is chaos.
Author: Max Lerner, Actions and Passions, 1949

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If you want a symbolic gesture, don’t burn the flag; wash it.
Author: Norman Thomas

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How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
Author: Paul Sweeney

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In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
Author: Peter Alexander Ustinov

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America! half-brother of the world! With something good and bad of every land.
Author: Philip James Bailey

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States!… Go put your creed into your deed.
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jun 162013
 

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Yet America is a poem in our eyes; its ample geography dazzles the imagination, and it will not wait long for metres.
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson, ‘The Poet,’ Essays, Second Series, 1844

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They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one; they promised to take our land, and they did.
Author: Red Cloud

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Let America realize that self-scrutiny is not treason. Self-examination is not disloyalty.
Author: Richard Cardinal Cushing

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We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.
Author: Robert J. McCracken

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Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.
Author: Robert Orben

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Here we write well when we expose frauds and hypocrites. We are great at counting warts and blemishes and weighting feet of clay. In expressing love, we belong among the underdeveloped countries.
Author: Saul Bellow, about America

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America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.
Author: Sigmund Freud

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Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
Author: Sinclair Lewis

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The skies of happiness shine upon these United States of America.
Author: Terri Guillemets

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This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.
Author: Theodore Roosevelt

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The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
Author: Thomas Jefferson

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Perhaps this is our strange and haunting paradox here in America – that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement.
Author: Thomas Wolfe

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My favorite thing about the United States? Lots of Americans, one America.
Author: Val Saintsbury

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We sleep peacefully at night, cradled by the big strong hands of America.
Author: Val Saintsbury

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When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white man came, an Indian said simply, ‘Ours.’
Author: Vine Deloria, Jr.

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The great social adventure of America is no longer the conquest of the wilderness but the absorption of fifty different peoples.
Author: Walter Lippman

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We are quite rich enough to defend ourselves, whatever the cost. We must now learn that we are quite rich enough to educate ourselves as we need to be educated.
Author: Walter Lippmann

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I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him ‘father.’
Author: Will Rogers

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If America ever passes out as a great nation, we ought to put on our tombstone: America died from a delusion she had Moral Leadership.
Author: Will Rogers

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What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.
Author: Will Rogers

Jun 162013
 

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When asked by a Canadian customs agent if he had anything to declare: Sure. I’m proud to be an American.

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When asked what State he hails from, Our sole reply shall be, He comes from Appomattox And its famous apple tree.

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When Columbus started out he didn’t know where he was going; when he got there he didn’t know where he was; and when he got back he didn’t know where he had been.

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When even one American-who has done nothing wrong-is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth-then all Americans are in peril.

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When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness–That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive to these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such Principles and and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. . . .

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Whether you’re American or not, if you don’t like America go live somewhere else! There is no better country on God’s great earth! She is full of wonderful, great people. That doesn’t mean we’re perfect or ever have been (nothing outside of God is), but we are great! We are the protectors of the world. We are the freedom bearers. To hear those who do not appreciate it, especially when they live in America, infuriates the patriotic soul. I am proud to be an American!!!! God bless America!!

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Who will show me any Constitutional injunction which makes it the duty of the American people to surrender everything valuable in life, and even life, itself, whenever the purposes of an ambitious and mischievous government may require it? … A free government with an uncontrolled power of military conscription is the most ridiculous and abominable contradiction and nonsense that ever entered into the heads of men.

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Why is this man in the White House? The majority of Americans did not vote for him. Why is he there? And I tell you this morning that he’s in the White House because God put him there for a time such as this.

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With numbing regularity good people were seen to knuckle under the demands of authority and perform actions that were callous and severe. Men who are in everyday life responsible and decent were seduced by the trappings of authority, by the control of their perceptions, and by the uncritical acceptance of the experimenter’s definition of the situation, into performing harsh acts. A substantial proportion of people do what they are told to do, irrespective of the content of the act and without limitations of conscience, so long as they perceive that the command comes from a legitimate authority.

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Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity.

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Yanks don’t seem to realise how much of a symbol their country is, how reflexively and unthinkingly foreigners use it to assign blame or take random pot-shots: it’s like when you’re at school and make fun of the teachers, giving them unseen peccadilos and lurid home lives. Suddenly the teacher was humanised, made ‘one of us’, struck by a real-life tragedy; for the first time, we felt protective of America….

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Yet, still, from either beach, The voice of blood shall reach, More audible than speech, We are one!

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You know what scares me? When someone tells me that they wish their country was like America. I always respond ‘Why? America has more problems then anywhere else. Why else would we try so hard to hide it?’

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You must make the product interesting, not just make the ad different. And that’s what too many of the copywriters in the U.S. today don’t yet understand.

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Young man, there is America–which at this day serves for little more than to amuse you with stories of savage men and uncouth manners; yet shall, before you taste of death, show itself equal to the whole that commerce which now attracts the envy of the world.

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Your national greatness, swelling vanity; your denunciation of tyrants, brass-fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are, to Him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy—a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages.

Jun 162013
 

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We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace.

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We know that the white man does not understand our ways. One portion of land is the same to him as the next, for he is a stranger who comes in the night and takes from the land whatever he needs. The earth is not his brother, but his enemy, and when he has conquered it, he moves on.

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We must be the great arsenal of democracy.

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We must consult Brother Jonathon.

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We must do our duty and convince the world that we are just friends and brave enemies.

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We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of the Americans.

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We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are opposed to us.

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We need food and water and they sent us men with guns.

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We need to guarantee equal rights and civil rights and say that, here in America, workers have the right to organize – women have the right to choose – and justice belongs to everyone regardless of race or gender or sexual orientation.

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We never see the smoke and the fire, we never smell the blood, we never see the terror in the eyes of the children, whose nightmares will now feature screaming missiles from unseen terrorists, will be known only as Americans.

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We support the election process, we support democracy, but that doesn’t mean we have to support governments that get elected as a result of democracy.

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We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Prosperity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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We want the spirit of America to be efficient; we want American character to be efficient; we want American character to display itself in what I may, perhaps, be allowed to call spiritual efficiency–clear, disinterested thinking and fearless action along the right lines of thought. America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us; and it can consist of all of us only as our spirits are banded together in a common enterprise. That common enterprise is the enterprise of liberty and justice and right. And, therefore, I, for my part, have a great enthusiasm for rendering American spiritually efficient; and that conception lies at the basis of what seems very far removed from it, namely, the plans that have been proposed for the military efficiency of this nation.

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We’re not a democracy. It’s a terrible misunderstanding and a slander to the idea of democracy to call us that. In reality, we’re a plutocracy: a government by the wealthy.

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What is the great American sin? Extravagance? Vice? Graft? No; it is a kind of half-humorous, good-natured indifference, a lack of ‘concentrated indignation’ as my English friend calls it, which allows extravagance and vice to flourish. Trace most of our ills to their source, and it is found that they exist by virtue of an easy-going, fatalistic indifference which dislikes to have its comfort disturbed… The most shameless greed, the most sickening industrial atrocities, the most appalling public scandals are exposed, but a half-cynical and wholly indifferent public passes them by with hardly a shrug of the shoulders; and they are lost in the medley of events. This is the great American sin.

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What shall we say when history asks how such crimes came to be committed in the name of America? Will we say that we stood silently by, shrugging our shoulders, filling our bellies, closing our eyes? Or will we be able to say: We saw. We dissented. We resisted. We condemned.

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What the people want is very simple – they want an America as good as its promise.

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What the United States does best is to understand itself. What it does worst is understand others.

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What you have to do is enter the fiction of America, enter America as fiction. It is, indeed, on this fictive basis that it dominates the world.

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What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity – intellect and resources – to do some thing about them.

Jun 162013
 

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Until we go through it ourselves, until our people cower in the shelters of New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles and elsewhere while the buildings collapse overhead and burst into flames, and dead bodies hurtle about and, when it is over for the day or the night, emerge in the rubble to find some of their dear ones mangled, their homes gone, their hospitals, churches, schools demolished — only after that gruesome experience will we realize what we are inflicting on the people of Indochina…

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Wake up America.

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war is how americans learn geography

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We (Americans) are the lavishest and showiest and most luxury-loving people on the earth; and at our masthead we fly one true and honest symbol, the gaudiest flag the world has ever seen.

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We Americans claim to be a peace-loving people. We hate bloodshed; we are opposed to violence. Yet we go into spasms of joy over the possibility of projecting dynamite bombs from flying machines upon helpless citizens.

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We are a puny and fickle folk.varice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.

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We are fighting to save a great and precious form of government for ourselves and for the world.

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We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.

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We are proud still to call ours a young nation. Hence we forget what we should remember: Our nation under the present Constitution has had a longer life unchallenged and unchanged by violent rebellion than any great nation on earth except Great Britain.

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We can always count on the British. Except for the Revolutionary War they’ve been perfect.

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We can get hot and bothered quicker over nothing, and cool off faster than any nation in the world.

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We do not have any defense treaties with Kuwait , and there are no special defense or security commitments to Kuwait .

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We don’t have to turn to our history books for heroes. They’re all around us. Don’t let anyone tell that America’s best days are behind her that the American spirit has been vanquished. We’ve seen it triumph too often in our lives to stop believing in it now.

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We don’t know what we want, but we are ready to bite somebody to get it.

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We don’t torture people in America and people who say we do simply know nothing about our country.

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We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world – bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are whores for power and oil with hate and fear in our hearts.

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We have no honorable intentions in Vietnam. Our minimal expectation is to occupy it as an American colony and maintain social stability for our investments. This tells why American helicopters are being used against guerrillas in Colombia and Peru. Increasingly the role our nation has taken is the role of those who refuse to give up the privileges and pleasures that come from the immense profits of overseas investment.

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We have room but for one Language here and that is the English Language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans of American nationality and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house.

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We have tried to make it clear that the United States is not just an old crow that gives more milk the more it is kicked in the flanks.

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We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.

Jun 162013
 

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This is my home. Home is where the disease is. As long as I stay in America, I’ll never run out of subjects for songs.

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This is the story of America. Everybody’s doing what they think they’re supposed to do.

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This is what I call the American idea, a government of the people, by the people, and for the people — a government of the principles of eternal justice, the unchanging law of God.

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This monster of a land, this mightiest of nations, this spawn of the future, turns out to be the macrocosm of microcosm me.

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This nation is peaceful, but fierce when stirred to anger.

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This young man-whether he’s my son or a stranger-repeatedly declares, ‘I didn’t do it, I didn’t do it.’ And he’s shot down. That’s not the American way of life. A man is innocent until he’s proved guilty.

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Those who don’t like America are entitled to their opinion, but remember, other countries aren’t as lucky as America is

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Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O Union, strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate!

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Through the history of our nation, Americans have always extended their hands in gestures of assistance.

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Throughout the history of the United States, war has been the primary impetus behind the growth and development of the central state. It has been the lever by which presidents and other national officials have bolstered the power of the state in the face of tenacious popular resistance.

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To be an American (unlike being English or French or whatever) is precisely to imagine a destiny rather than to inherit one; since we have always been, insofar as we are Americans at all, inhabitants of myth rather than history.

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—–to every man his chance –to every man, regardless of his birth, his shining, golden opportunity –to every man the right to live, to work, to be himself, and to become whatever his manhood and his vision can combine to make him –this, seeker, is the promise of America.

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To me Americanism means an imperative duty to be nobler than the rest of the world.

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To me, Americanism means an imperative duty to be nobler than the rest of the world.

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To those who scare peace loving people with phantoms of lost liberty, my message is this: your tactics aid terrorists for they erode our national unity and diminish our resolve. They give ammunition to America ‘s enemies and pause to America ‘s friends.

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Today the world faces a single man armed with weapons of mass destruction, manifesting an aggressive, bullying attitude, who may well plunge the world into chaos and bloodshed if he miscalculates. This person, belligerent, arrogant, and sure of himself, truly is the most dangerous person on Earth. The problem is that his name is George W. Bush, and he is our president.

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Today there are only two kinds of Americans: patriots and neofascists.

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Too much and too long we seem to have surrendered community excellence and community values to the mere accumulation of material things. The gross national product measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to country. It measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile, and it can tell us everything about America—except whether we are proud to be Americans.

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Two things in America are astonishing: the changeableness of most human behavior and the strange stability of certain principles. Men are constantly on the move, but the spirit of humanity seems almost unmoved.

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United States!… Go put your creed into your deed.

Jun 162013
 

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There are blessed intervals when I forget by one means or another that I am President of the United States.

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There are men—now in power in this country—who do not respect dissent, who cannot cope with turmoil, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support repression as long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit.

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There are no second acts in American lives.

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There are three social classes in America: upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class.

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There is a constant in the average American imagination and taste, for which the past must be preserved and celebrated in full-scale authentic copy; a philosophy of immortality as duplication. It dominates the relation with the self, with the past, not infrequently with the present, always with History and even with the European tradition.

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There is a New America every morning when we wake up. It is upon us whether we will it or not.

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There is a story of an Oxford student who once remarked, ‘I despise all Americans, but have never met one I didn’t like’;.

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There is one expanding horror in American life. It is that our long odyssey toward liberty, democracy and freedom-for-all may be achieved in such a way that utopia remains forever closed, and we live in freedom and hell, debased of style, not individual from one another, void of courage, our fear rationalized away.

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There isn’t a single human characteristic that can be safely labeled as ‘American.

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There’s not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.

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There’s the country of America, which you have to defend, but there’s also the idea of America. America is more than just a country, it’s an idea. An idea that’s supposed to be contagious.

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These men are worthy heirs to the tradition of Washington and Lee and Marshall, men who know their business, and who because they hate war, have soldiered well.

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They are torturing people. They are torturing people on Guantanamo Bay …they are engaging in acts which amount to torture in the medieval sense of the phrase. They are engaging in good old-fashioned torture, as people would have understood it in the Dark Ages.

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They know we own their country. We own their airspace… We dictate the way they live and talk. And that’s what’s great about America right now. It’s a good thing, especially when there’s a lot of oil out there we need.

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They love their land because it is their own, And scorn to give aught other reason why; Would shake hands with a king upon his throne, And think it kindness to his majesty.

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This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.

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This great and powerful force—the accumulated wealth of the United States—has taken over all the functions of Government, Congress, the issue of money, and banking and the army and navy in order to have a band of mercenaries to do their bidding and protect their stolen property.

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This is a business that thrives on competition (Casino Resorts). For 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the strip hosts the most violent competition in business in America.

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This is America . We can do anything here.- Ted Turner

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This is emphatically an age of discoveries; but I will venture the assertion, that none but an American slaveholder could have discovered that a man born in a country was not a citizen of it.

Jun 162013
 

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The real democratic American idea is not that every man shall be on a level with every other, but that everyone shall have liberty, without hindrance, to be what God made him.

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The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson.

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The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time.

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The rising power of the United States in world affairs requires, not a more compliant press, but a relentless barrage of facts and criticism. Our job in this age, as I see it, is not to serve as cheerleaders for our side in the present world struggle but to help the largest possible number of people to see the realities of the changing and convulsive world in which American policy must operate.

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The spirit is at home, if not entirely satisfied, in America

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The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying ‘Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses. She’s got a baseball bat and she’s yelling, ‘You want a piece of me?!’

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The strikebreaker is the hero of American industry.

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The superficiality of the American is the result of his hustling. It needs leisure to think things out; it needs leisure to mature. People in a hurry cannot think, cannot grow, nor can they decay. They are preserved in a state of perpetual puerility.

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The tale of the slaughter at Wounded Knee in South Dakota is [an] example too well known to require detailed repeating here, but what is less well known about that massacre is that, a week and a half before it happened, the editor of the South Dakota’s Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer—a gentle soul named L. Frank Baum, who later became famous as the author of The Wizard of Oz—urged the wholesale extermination of all America’s native peoples: ‘The nobility of the Redskin is extinguished, and what few are left are a pack of whining curs who lick the hand that smites them. The Whites, by law of conquest, by justice of civilization, are masters of the American continent, and the best safety of the frontier settlements will be secured by the total annihilation of the few remaining Indians. Why not annihilation? Their glory has fled, their spirit broken, their manhood effaced; better that they should die than live the miserable wretches that they are.’

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The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.

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The trouble with this country is that there are too many people going about saying, ‘The trouble with this country is…

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The United States cannot reshape other countries in its own image and that, with a few exceptions, its efforts to police the world are neither in its interests nor within the scope of its resources. This whole tendency to see ourselves as the center of political enlightenment and as teachers to a great part of the rest of the world strikes me as unthought-through, vainglorious and undesirable.

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The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.

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The United States is just now the oldest country in the world, there always is an oldest country and she is it, it is she who is the mother of the twentieth century civilization. She began to feel herself as it just after the Civil War.nd so it is a country the right age to have been born in and the wrong age to live in.

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The United States stands at the pinnacle of world power. This is a solemn moment for the American democracy. For with primacy in power is joined an awe-inspiring accountability for the future.

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The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem

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The voice of America has no undertones or overtones in it. It repeats its optimistic catchwords in a tireless monologue that has the slightly metallic sound of a gramophone.

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The wonder of nature is the treasure of America….The precious legacy of preservation of beauty will be our gift to posterity.

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The youth of America is their oldest tradition. It has been going on now for three hundred years.

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Their manners, speech, dress, friendships — the freshness and candor of their physiognomy — the picturesque looseness of their carriage — their deathless attachment to freedom — their aversion to anything indecorous or soft or mean — the practical acknowledgment of the citizens of one state by the citizens of all other states — the fierceness of their roused resentment — their curiosity and welcome of novelty — their self-esteem and wonderful sympathy — their susceptibility to a slight — the air they have of persons who never knew how it felt to stand in the presence of superiors — the fluency of their speech — their delight in music, a sure symptom of manly tenderness and native elegance of soul — their good temper and open-handedness — the terrible significance of their elections, the President’s taking off his hat to them, not they to him — these too are unrhymed poetry. It awaits the gigantic and generous treatment worthy of it.

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The metaphor of the melting pot is unfortunate and misleading.

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The most consistent and ultimately damaging failure of political journalism in America (is that it) has its roots in the clubby/cocktail personal relationships that inevitably develop between politicians and journalists.

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The most important American addition to the World Experience was the simple surprising fact of America. We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises

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The New Yorker has devoted itself for 59 years not only to facts and literal accuracy but to truth. And truth begins, journalistically, with the facts.

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The next time someone tells you America has a two-party system, demand a recount.

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The North American system only wants to consider the positive aspects of reality. Men and women are subjected from childhood to an inexorable process of adaptation; certain principles, contained in brief formulas are endlessly repeated by the Press, the radio, the churches, and the schools, and by those kindly, sinister beings, the North American mothers and wives. person imprisoned by these schemes is like a plant in a flowerpot too small for it: he cannot grow or mature.

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The North! the South! the West! the East! No one the most and none the least, But each with its own heart and mind, Each of its own distinctive kind, Yet each a part and none the whole, But all together form one soul; That soul Our Country at its best, No North, no South, no East, no West, No yours, no mine, but always Ours, Merged in one Power our lesser powers, For no one’s favor, great or small, But all for Each and each for All.

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The older generation are leading this country to galloping ruin!

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The only easy day was yesterday!!

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The only security for the American people today, or for any people, is to be found through the control of force rather than the use of force.

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The organization of American society is an interlocking system of semi-monopolies notoriously venal, an electorate notoriously unenlightened, misled by a mass media notoriously phony.

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The peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism: Our country—when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.

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The president has adopted a policy of ‘anticipatory self-defense’ that is alarmingly similar to the policy that imperial Japan employed at Pearl Harbor, on a date which, as an earlier American president said it would, lives in infamy. Franklin D. Roosevelt was right, but today it is we Americans who live in infamy.

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The primary difference between Democrats and Republicans is that they tell different lies to get elected.

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The principal objective of American government at every level should be to see that children are born into intact families and that they remain so.- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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The principal power in Washington is no longer the government of the people it represents. It is the Money Power. Under the deceptive cloak of campaign contributions, access and influence, votes and amendments are bought and sold. Money established priorities of action, holds down federal revenues, revises federal legislation, shifts income from the middle class to the very rich. Money restrains the enforcement of laws written to protect the country from abuses of wealth—laws that mandate environmental protection, antitrust laws, laws to protect the consumer against fraud, laws that safeguard the securities markets, and many more.

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The problem is that Americans would like to be independent of the rest of the world … Except the world ain’t that way. Trying to be independent of the rest of the world is to commit suicide.

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The pseudonymous perpetrator of America’s only unsolved airline hijacking [is] a folk hero as shadowy as Deep Throat and as morally troublesome as Jesse James.

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The quality of American life is an insult to the possibilities of human growth… the pollution of American space, with gadgetry and cars and TV and box architecture, brutalizes the senses, making gray neurotics of most of us, and perverse spiritual athletes and strident self-transcenders of the best of us.

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The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22, 1963. It came to seem that Kennedy’s murder opened some malign trap door in American culture, and the wild bats flapped out.

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The fact is that Americans are not a thoughtful people; they are too busy to stop and question their values.
Author: William Ralph

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Americans always try to do the right thing after they’ve tried everything else.
Author: Winston Churchill

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Some Americans need hyphens in their names, because only part of them has come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all, the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name.
Author: Woodrow Wilson

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Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world.
Author: Woodrow Wilson

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The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.
Author: Woodrow Wilson

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… the United States, for generations, has sustained two parallel but opposed states of mind about military atrocities and human rights: one of U.S. benevolence, generally held by the public, and the other of ends-justify-the-means brutality sponsored by counterinsurgency specialists. Normally the specialists carry out their actions in remote locations with little notice in the national press. That allows the public to sustain its faith in a just America, while hard-nosed security and economic interests are still protected in secret.

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…a land of the free that struggles under the incredible burden of limitless taxes and laws; the home of the brave who stay silent to keep their jobs and avoid scrutiny by the IRS or the police.

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[Americans] expect to eat and stay thin, to be constantly on the move and ever more neighborly…to revere God and be God.

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[It was] America’s scrapbook.

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… the United States, for generations, has sustained two parallel but opposed states of mind about military atrocities and human rights: one of U.S. benevolence, generally held by the public, and the other of ends-justify-the-means brutality sponsored by counterinsurgency specialists. Normally the specialists carry out their actions in remote locations with little notice in the national press. That allows the public to sustain its faith in a just America, while hard-nosed security and economic interests are still protected in secret.

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A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won’t cross the street to vote in a national election.

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A general dissolution of the principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy… While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader… If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security.

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A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe and 50 times: It is a beautiful catastrophe.

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A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.

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A small town is a place where there’s no place to go where you shouldn’t.

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A terrorist is someone who has a bomb but doesn’t have an air force.

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A trait no other nation seems to possess in quite the same degree that we do — namely, a feeling of almost childish injury and resentment unless the world as a whole recognizes how innocent we are of anything but the most generous and harmless intentions.

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Actually we are a vulgar, pushing mob whose passions are easily mobilized by demagogues, newspaper men, religious quacks, agitators and such like. To call this a society of free peoples is blasphemous. What have we to offer the world besides the superabundant loot which we recklessly plunder from the earth under the maniacal delusion that this insane activity represents progress and enlightenment?

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All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

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All of us, from the wealthiest to the young children that I have seen in this country, in this year, bloated by starvation — we all share one precious possesion, and that is the name American. It is not easy to know what that means. But, in part, to be.