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"There is not a single instance in history in which civil liberty was lost, and religious liberty preserved entire. If therefore we yield up our temporal property, we at the same time deliver the conscience into bondage."
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"Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the best constitution will be ineffectual, and slavery must ensue."
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Admiral Graf Spee at Spithead in 1937; HMS Hood and Resolution lie in the background

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"The years ahead will be great ones for our country, for the cause of freedom and the spread of civilization. The West will not contain communism, it will transcend communism. We will not bother to denounce it. Well dismiss it as a sad, bizarre chapter in human history whose last pages are even now being written."
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Letter to John Page, Williamsburgh [Va.]

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Letter from Daniel C. Brent

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Letter to Littleton W. Tazewell

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Ainsworth, William Harrison. ALS to [1837 May 17]

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the lawyers who led the Brown v. Board of Education decision descend the court steps in Washington, D.C. moments after the Supreme Court ruled that segregation is unconstitutional.

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