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(About Equality, Liberty & Freedom, Slavery)

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.


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There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
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When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
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No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.
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