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"Its authors meant it to be... a stumbling block to those who in after times might seek to turn a free people back into the hateful paths of despotism. They knew the proneness of prosperity to breed tyrants, and they meant when such should re-appear in this fair land and commence their vocation they should find left for them at least one hard nut to crack."
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Hollywood
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John F Kennedy Berlin Wall Speech June ,
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Berlin
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Berlin
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San Francisco
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West Wittering Sussex
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Paris
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Richard Nixon at his wifes funeral June
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"When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen; and we shall most sincerely rejoice with you in the happy hour when the establishment of American Liberty, upon the most firm and solid foundations shall enable us to return to our Private Stations in the bosom of a free, peacefully and happy Country."
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"We are now forming a republican government. Ideal liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments."
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"I think the authors of that notable instrument intended to include all men, but they did not intend to declare all men equal in all respects. They did not mean to say all were equal in color, size, intellect, moral developments, or social capacity. They defined with tolerable distinctness, in what respects they did consider all mean created equal -- equal in certain unalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
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"In those days, our Declaration of Independence was held sacred by all, and thought to include all; but now, to aid in the making the bondage of the negro universal and eternal, it is assailed, and sneered at, and construed, and hawked at, and torn, till, if its framers could rise from their graves, they could not at all recognize it."
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Letter to Israel Whelen, Esq
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Letter from Moritz Furst
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