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What we have to do is strike a balance between the idea that government should do everything and the idea, the belief, that government ought…
Our concept of governing is derived from our view of people. It is a concept deeply rooted in a set of beliefs firmly etched in…
Let’s all understand that these guiding principles cannot be discarded for short-term political gains. They represent what this country is all about. They are indigenous…
Let us heed the voice of the people and recognize their common sense. If we do not, we not only blaspheme our political heritage, we…
Even as I stand here and admit that we have made mistakes I still believe that as the people of America sit in judgment on…
I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation,…
Let there be no illusions about the difficulty of forming this kind of a national community. It’s tough, difficult, not easy. But a spirit of…
I think it no accident that most of those emigrating to America in the 19th century identified with the Democratic Party. We are a heterogeneous…
I have confidence that we can form this kind of national community.
We cannot improve on the system of government handed down to us by the founders of the Republic. There is no way to improve upon…
There is no executive order; there is no law that can require the American people to form a national community. This we must do as…
We have a positive vision of the future founded on the belief that the gap between the promise and reality of America can one day…
Life is too large to hang out a sign: ‘For Men Only.’
Let each person do his or her part. If one citizen is unwilling to participate, all of us are going to suffer. For the American…
I never intended to become a run-of-the-mill person.
The imperative is to define what is right and do it.
We have made mistakes. In our haste to do all things for all people, we did not foresee the full consequences of our actions. And…
One thing is clear to me: We, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.
But this is the great danger America faces. That we will cease to be one nation and become instead a collection of interest groups: city…
Throughout out history, when people have looked for new ways to solve their problems, and to uphold the principles of this nation, many times they…
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