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  • Our strength as a nation comes in our unity. We are the United States of America, not the divided states. And those who want to divide us are trying to divide us, and we shouldn't let them do it.

    America   Unity   Trying  
    Source: www.cbsnews.com
  • It has always been a source of serious reflection and sincere regret with me that the youth of the United States should be sent to foreign countries for the purpose of education. Although there are many who escape the danger of contracting principles unfavorable to republican governments, yet we ought to deprecate the hazard attending ardent and susceptible minds from being too strongly and too early prejudiced in favor of other political systems, before they are capable of appreciating their own.

    George Washington, Jared Sparks (1840). “The Writings of George Washington: pt. IV. Letters official and private, from the beginning of his presidency to the end of his life: (v. 10) May, 1789-November, 1794. (v. 11) November, 1794-December, 1799”, p.14
  • I could turn around as Wyatt Walker said to me about, not you personally, but about the whole Black Muslim movement. That if you go outside of New York City, Dr. [Martin Luther] King is known to 90 percent of the Negroes in the United States and is respected and, and is identified more or less with him, at least as a hero of one kind or another. That the Black Muslim, outside of one or two communities like New York, are unknown.

    New York   Kings   Hero  
    Interview with Robert Penn Warren, whospeaks.library.vanderbilt.edu. June 2, 1964.
  • I feel that if people investigate the emergence of government, of State power - if they examine the logic of State power historically, and more specifically in the United States - they will find that the concept of limited government is not tenable once they adopt some type of libertarian principle.

    Interview with Jeff Riggenbach, reason.com. October 1979.
  • The United States does not have a monopoly on crazy people. It's not the only country that has psychosis. And yet we kill each other in these mass shootings at rates that are exponentially higher than anyone else. Well, what's the difference? The difference is that these guys can stack up a bunch of ammunition in their houses, and that's sort of par for the course.

    Country   Crazy   Gun  
    "Exasperated Obama: Inability to get tougher gun laws shameful" by Kevin Liptak, www.cnn.com. June 10, 2014.
  • How is the United States at once the most conservative and commercial AND the most revolutionary society on Earth?

    Christopher Hitchens (2010). “Hitch 22: A Memoir”, p.192, Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Little did I conceive of the greatness of the defeat (at Bull Run), the magnitude of the disaster which it had entailed upon the United States. So short-lived has been the American Union, that men who saw it rise may live to see it fall.

    Running   War   Fall  
  • ... the United States was not built by those who waited and rested and wished to look behind them. This country was conquered by those who moved forward, and so will space.

    Address at Rice University on the Nation's Space Program, delivered 12 September 1962, Rice Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • The United States is like Count Dracula who at six o'clock in the morning has not sucked [any necks].

  • The return to the Organization of the United States of America, the bearers of a great and diversified democratic culture that has inspired many other peoples.

  • Michelle Kwan means more to the United States Olympic Committee than maybe any athlete that's every performed. She's a leader, she's been gracious, she's somebody to cherish forever. She's a real loss to the United States Olympic Committee, to the United States of America and, I think, to the world.

    Real   Athlete   Mean  
  • There is a hard core of people in the United States who will not be moved, whatever facts you present, from their conviction that this nation means only to do good, and almost always does good, in the world, that it is the beacon of liberty and freedom.

    Mean   People   Liberty  
    Howard Zinn (2012). “The Historic Unfulfilled Promise”, p.167, City Lights Publishers
  • In the history of the United States, there is no continuity at all. You can cut through it anywhere and nothing on this side of the cut has anything to do with anything on the other side.

  • The United States has every intention of continuing to do the kind of reconnaissance and surveillance work we have done for decades, well known to everyone, that is essential to protect our national security, and frankly, the security of our friends in various regions of the world. It is part of our collection system.

    Source: www.foxnews.com
  • Really, an historic night last night. You may have heard, Barack Obama will be the first black president of the United States of America. ... Obama is also the first Democrat to receive more than 50 percent of the vote since Jimmy Carter, the first senator to be elected since Jack Kennedy, the first Muslim to be ... I said too much.

    Night   America   Black  
  • The innovation industries are rapidly going global. In five years, more than 50% of venture capital returns will come from markets outside the United States, including China, India, Brazil, and Australia, and AlwaysOn events are on top of these trends.

  • I'm always making Butcher Holler sound like the most backward part of the United States-and I think maybe it is.

    Thinking   Usa   Sound  
    Loretta Lynn (2010). “Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter”, p.1, Vintage
  • The United States has adventured upon a great and noble experiment . . . of total separation of Church and State. . . . The offices of the Government are open alike to all. No tithes are levied to support an established Hierarchy, nor is the fallible judgment of man set up as the sure and infallible creed of faith. . . . Such is the great experiment which we have tried, and . . . our system of free government would be imperfect without it.

    Men   Office   Support  
  • Military activities (are) not a role for the United States. There needs to be a number of steps that Maliki and his government must take to demonstrate that he is committed to an inclusive Iraq, something he has not done up to date.

    Military   Iraq   Numbers  
  • Wilderness is not only a haven for native plants and animals but it is also a refuge from society. Its a place to go to hear the wind and little else, see the stars and the galaxies, smell the pine trees, feel the cold water, touch the sky and the ground at the same time, listen to coyotes, eat the fresh snow, walk across the desert sands, and realize why its good to go outside of the city and the suburbs. Fortunately, there is wilderness just outside the limits of the cities and the suburbs in most of the United States, especially in the West.

    Stars   Animal   Cities  
  • Where terrorists offer injustice, disorder and destruction, the United States and its allies stand for freedom, fairness, equality, hope, and opportunity.

    "Strengthening our Security by Adhering to our Values and Laws". John O. Brennan's Speech at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, obamawhitehouse.archives.gov. September 16, 2011.
  • We've seen their kind before. The terrorists are the heirs to fascism. They have the same wield of power, the same disdain for the individual, the same mad global ambitions. And they will be dealt with in just the same way. Like all fascists, the terrorists can not be appeased. They must be defeated. This struggle will not end in a truce or a treaty. It will end in victory for the United States, our friends and for the cause of freedom.

    Struggle   Ambition   Mad  
  • All around the United States of America - in the cities and the counties - our public education is suffering and has been suffering. Cuts, cuts, cuts.

  • The United States, we know what happens when we start dividing ourselves along lines of race or religion or ethnicity.

    Ethnicity   Race   Lines  
    Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece in Joint Press Conference, Maximos Mansion, Athens, Greece, obamawhitehouse.archives.gov. November 15, 2016.
  • It's pretty clear we have enough Guard people in the United States, but are they capable of handling our oversees commitments as well? We need to figure out how that impacts our ability in Iraq.

  • Ronald Reagan will be remembered for leading the United States during a time of tremendous international transition - the demise of the Soviet Union, the Berlin Wall coming down, and the end of the Cold War

  • There is a largely-ignored healthcare calamity in the United States that sees between two and three women die every day during pregnancy and childbirth.

    "An Interview With Robin Lim | CNN Woman of The Year". Interview with Polly Armstrong, www.marandapleasantmedia.com.
  • On the security front, the United States must continue to play a leadership role. There simply is not another country in the world that commands the respect or has the capabilities that we do, and we must not shrink from our responsibilities.

    Source: www.leadersmag.com
  • I heard governor Romney here called me an economic lightweight because I wasn't a Wall Street financier like he was. Do you really believe this country wants to elect a Wall Street financier as the president of the United States? Do you think that's the experience that we need? Someone who's going to take and look after as he did his friends on Wall Street and bail them out at the expense of Main Street America.

    Country   Wall   Believe  
    "Scrambling Santorum lashes out at Romney in pivotal state of Illinois" by Ewen MacAskill, www.theguardian.com. March 19, 2012.
  • The triad is our ability of the United States to conduct nuclear attacks using airplanes, using missiles launched from silos or from the ground, and also from our nuclear subs' ability to attack. And it's important - all three of them are critical. It gives us the ability at deterrence.

    Source: cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com
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