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    WORDS OF WISDOM

    Gettysburg Address

    Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition...

    Lincoln’s 2nd Inaugural Address

    Abraham Lincoln March 4, 1865

    George Washington’s Farewell Address

    FRIENDS AND FELLOW-CITIZENS: The period for a new election of a citizen, to administer the executive government of the United States, being not far distant,...

    Samuel Adams on American Independence

    No man had once a greater veneration for Englishmen than I entertained. They were dear to me as branches of the same parental trunk,...

    Give Me Liberty…

    No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed...

    “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

    INTRODUCTION (Exordium) Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have....

    The Strenuous Life

    In speaking to you, men of the greatest city of the West, men of the State which gave to the country Lincoln and Grant,...

    The Man in the Arena: Citizenship in a Republic

      SORBONNE, PARIS, APRIL 23, 1910 Strange and impressive associations rise in the mind of a man from the New World who speaks before this august...

    Theodore Roosevelt Addresses the Knights of Columbus

    FOUR centuries and a quarter have gone by since Columbus by discovering America opened the greatest era in world history. Four centuries have passed since the...

    Ronald Reagan Remarks on East-West Relations at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euP_xM4s5cM Thank you very much. Chancellor Kohl, Governing Mayor Diepgen, ladies and gentlemen: Twenty four years ago, President John F. Kennedy visited Berlin, speaking to...

    Address to the Nation on the Explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger

    https://youtu.be/ynuDA8A42Ic Ladies and gentlemen, I'd planned to speak to you tonight to report on the state of the Union, but the events of earlier today...

    President Kennedy’s Speech at Rice University

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZyRbnpGyzQ President Pitzer, Mr Vice President, Governor, Congressman Thomas, Senator Wiley and Congressman Miller, Mr Webb, Mr Bell, scientists, distinguished guests, and ladies and gentlemen:...

    Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

    https://youtu.be/smEqnnklfYs I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history...

    “Duty, Honor, Country” by General Douglas MacArthur

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CSpxhVPabk General Westmoreland, General Grove, distinguished guests, and gentlemen of the Corps! As I was leaving the hotel this morning, a doorman asked me, “Where are...

    Equality and The Court by Herbert London

    The word “equality” is woven into the fabric of the nation. Despite the clause in the Declaration of Independence and Lincoln’s continual efforts to...

    Exceptionalism v. Universalism By Herbert London

    One might easily make the case that American institutions are unique.  From our Constitution to the protection of individual rights and private property, the...

    Rise and Fall of Democracy? By Herbert London

    In 1787 a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinborough, Alexander Tyler, writing about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2000 years...

    The American Dilemma: Personal Autonomy and The Common Good by Herbert London

    In an examination of contemporary society there is a philosophical contradiction that insinuates itself into every discussion. While modern liberalism as defined by, enlightenment philosophers,...

    The Emerging Constitutional Crisis By Herbert London

    Clandestine activity in the CIA is designed to promote U.S. interests abroad and on occasion undermining governments hostile to our interests and to the...

    The First Amendment’s Religious Clause By Herbert London

    Thomas Jefferson in behalf of the Founding Fathers of the United States noted in the First Amendment – and therefore a thought that was...

    Constitutional Disobedience? By Herbert London

    It is customary for members of the Academy to display anti-American sentiment in the form of multi-culturalism. Rarely, however, does the critique involve the...

    Shariah and The Constitution By Herbert London

    With very little fanfare, the first Muslim woman was sworn in as a judge of the 7th Municipal Civil Court District of East New...

    How Values Shape the Future By Herbert London

    When considering the future, I am a tireless defender of “guarded optimism. I firmly believe that the world of the next century will offer...