Illegitimate Barrister

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  • Events
Mexican–American War ~ Korean War ~ Virginia Tech shooting
  • Films and shows
Cops ~ Fury ~ United 93
  • Ideologies
Anti-Americanism ~ Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union
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Tarō Asō ~ Mohamed Atta ~ Henry L. Benning ~ Bowe Bergdahl ~ Michelle Branch ~ Mike Breen ~ James B. Comey ~ Anderson Cooper ~ Ian Darke ~ William C. Davis ~ Sam Donaldson ~ Daniel J. Fairbanks ~ George M. Fredrickson ~ Eric M. Frein ~ Masha Gessen ~ Ariana Grande ~ Nathanael Greene ~ Michael Grimm ~ George Frisbie Hoar ~ Sam Houston ~ Michelle J. Howard ~ Harry V. Jaffa ~ Ziad Jarrah ~ Scott Joplin ~ Johann de Kalb ~ Frances Kellor ~ Khanh Nguyen ~ Young-sam Kim ~ Jürgen Klinsmann ~ Myung-bak Lee ~ James Longstreet ~ Conor McGregor ~ Steve McManaman ~ Charles A. Moose ~ Yoshirō Mori ~ David Morrison ~ John S. Mosby ~ David Dixon Porter ~ Jean-François Revel ~ Ricardo Sanchez ~ Richard Sherman ~ Earl Simmons ~ Shepard Smith ~ Hope Solo ~ Edwin M. Stanton ~ Alexander H. Stephens ~ Benjamin Tillman ~ Michael J. Totten ~ Stansfield Turner ~ Gideon Welles
  • Places
Baltimore ~ Confederate States ~ Denmark ~ Ghana ~ Guinea ~ Jordan ~ Kazakhstan ~ Mexico ~ Michigan ~ Netherlands ~ South Carolina ~ Sweden
  • Years
2101

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  • Events
American Civil War ~ Korea, under Imperial Japanese rule ~ Slavery, in the United States
  • Ideologies
Bigotry ~ Islam ~ Racism ~ Racism, in South Korea ~ Racism, in the United States
  • Organizations
Democratic Party ~ Law enforcement in the United States ~ Republican Party ~ United States Armed Forces
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Sacha Baron Cohen ~ George W. Bush ~ Calvin Coolidge ~ George William Curtis ~ Frederick Douglass ~ Ulysses S. Grant ~ Nouri al-Maliki ~ William Tecumseh Sherman
  • Places
China ~ European Union ~ Georgia ~ Israel ~ Japan ~ Philippines ~ Saudi Arabia ~ South Korea ~ United States of America ~ United Kingdom ~ Vietnam
  • Sports
Soccer

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Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it... We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in. In such a case we are sure that we are right... ~ Thomas Paine, 1777.
You will not abide the election of a Republican president? In that supposed event, you say, you will destroy the Union; and then, you say, the great crime of having destroyed it will be upon us! That is cool. A highwayman holds a pistol to my ear, and mutters through his teeth, "Stand and deliver, or I shall kill you, and then you will be a murderer!" To be sure, what the robber demanded of me—my money—was my own; and I had a clear right to keep it... The threat of death to me, to extort my money, and the threat of destruction to the Union, to extort my vote, can scarcely be distinguished in principle. ~ Abraham Lincoln, 1860.
Emancipation would shorten the war, perpetuate peace, insure this increase of population, and proportionately the wealth of the country... In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free. ~ Abraham Lincoln, 1862.
We have, as all will agree, a free government, where every man has a right to be equal with every other man. In this great struggle, this form of government and every form of human right is endangered if our enemies succeed. There is more involved in this contest than is realized by everyone. ~ Abraham Lincoln, 1864.
Manhood in America is to be measured not by the color of the skin, but by the quality of the soul... Never fear, true hearts! A people which has shown the quality of its genius as this nation has in the last four years will finish its work. It will go forward and not backward... America shall be the Sinai of the nations, and from the terrible thunders and lightnings of its great struggle shall proceed the divine law of liberty that shall subdue and harmonize the world. ~ George William Curtis, 1866.
We are not here to applaud manly courage, save as it has been displayed in a noble cause. We must never forget that victory to the rebellion meant death to the republic. We must never forget that the loyal soldiers who rest beneath this sod flung themselves between the nation and the nation's destroyers... If the star-spangled banner floats only over free American citizens in every quarter of the land, and our country has before it a long and glorious career of justice, liberty, and civilization, we are indebted to the unselfish devotion of the noble army who rest in these honored graves all around us. ~ Frederick Douglass, 1871.
Our nation was founded to perpetuate democratic principles. These principles are that each man is to be treated on his worth as a man without regard to the land from which his forefathers came and without regard to the creed which he professes. If the United States proves false to these principles of civil and religious liberty, it will have inflicted the greatest blow on the system of free popular government that has ever been inflicted. ~ Theodore Roosevelt, 1915.
If we are to have that harmony and tranquility, that union of spirit which is the foundation of real national genius and national progress, we must all realize that there are true Americans who did not happen to be born in our section of the country, who do not attend our place of religious worship, who are not of our racial stock, or who are not proficient in our language. ~ Calvin Coolidge, 1925.
The success and originality of American integration stem precisely from the fact that immigrants' descendants can perpetuate their ancestral cultures while thinking of themselves as Americans in the fullest sense, sharing basic ideals across racial and ethnic barriers. ~ Jean-François Revel, 2003.

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