Illegitimate Barrister

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I createdEdit

  • Events
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln ~ Basketball ~ Boston Marathon bombing ~ Mexican–American War ~ Korean War ~ Virginia Tech shooting
  • Films and shows
Cops ~ Fury ~ Sons of Liberty (miniseries) ~ United 93
  • Ideologies
Alt-right ~ Anti-Americanism ~ Black Power ~ Flag of the United States ~ Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union ~ Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms ~ Horseshoe theory
  • People
Tarō Asō ~ Mohamed Atta ~ Bruce Bartlett ~ Henry L. Benning ~ Bowe Bergdahl ~ Michelle Branch ~ Mike Breen ~ Benjamin Franklin Butler ~ Thomas Howell Cobb ~ James B. Comey ~ Anderson Cooper ~ Charles E. Daniels ~ Ian Darke ~ William C. Davis ~ Nate Diaz ~ José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori ~ Sam Donaldson ~ Daniel J. Fairbanks ~ Eric Foner ~ George M. Fredrickson ~ Eric M. Frein ~ Masha Gessen ~ Louie Gohmert ~ Ariana Grande ~ Nathanael Greene ~ Michael Grimm ~ Mark P. Hertling ~ George Frisbie Hoar ~ Sam Houston ~ Michelle J. Howard ~ David Hunter ~ Chuck Hustmyre ~ Harry V. Jaffa ~ Ziad Jarrah ~ Caitlyn M. Jenner ~ David Johnson ~ Scott Joplin ~ Johann de Kalb ~ Frances Kellor ~ James W. Loewen ~ Owen Lovejoy ~ Brian Reynolds Myers ~ Khanh Nguyen ~ Young-sam Kim ~ Jürgen Klinsmann ~ Andrei Nikolaevich Lankov ~ Myung-bak Lee ~ James Longstreet ~ Lothar de Maizière ~ Barry Richard McCaffrey ~ Conor McGregor ~ Steve McManaman ~ David Evan McMullin ~ Merrill Anthony McPeak ~ James M. McPherson ~ Charles A. Moose ~ Yoshirō Mori ~ David Morrison ~ Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton ~ John S. Mosby ~ Charles E. Nash ~ Joakim Noah ~ Henry M. Paulson, Jr. ~ David Dixon Porter ~ Jean-François Revel ~ Ricardo Sanchez ~ Richard Sherman ~ Earl Simmons ~ Brooks D. Simpson ~ Shepard Smith ~ Hope Solo ~ Elbridge Gerry Spaulding ~ Benjamin Stanton ~ Edwin M. Stanton ~ Alexander H. Stephens ~ George Henry Thomas ~ William Tappan Thompson ~ Benjamin Tillman ~ Michael J. Totten ~ Tamerlan Tsarnaev ~ Stansfield Turner ~ Gideon Welles ~ Chilton Allen White ~ Henry Wilson
  • Organizations
7-Eleven ~ United States Navy
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  • Years

I significantly expanded/unstubbedEdit

  • 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
  • People
Sacha Baron Cohen ~ George W. Bush ~ Calvin Coolidge ~ George William Curtis ~ Frederick Douglass ~ Ulysses S. Grant ~ Nouri al-Maliki ~ Dennis Prager ~ William Tecumseh Sherman
  • Places
China ~ European Union ~ Georgia ~ Israel ~ Japan ~ Philippines ~ Saudi Arabia ~ South Korea ~ United States of America ~ United Kingdom ~ Venezuela ~ Vietnam
  • Sports

Favorite speeches and orationsEdit

2nd millenniumEdit

18th centuryEdit

The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. Many circumstances hath, and will arise, which are not local, but universal, and through which the principles of all Lovers of Mankind are affected, and in the Event of which, their Affections are interested. The laying a Country desolate with Fire and Sword, declaring War against the natural rights of all Mankind, and extirpating the Defenders thereof from the Face of the Earth, is the Concern of every Man to whom Nature hath given the Power of feeling. ~ Thomas Paine, 1776.

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.


19th centuryEdit

What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried? We stick to, contend for, the identical old policy on the point in controversy which was adopted by our fathers who framed the Government under which we live; while you with one accord reject, and scout, and spit upon that old policy, and insist upon substituting something new. True, you disagree among yourselves as to what that substitute shall be. You are divided on new propositions and plans, but you are unanimous in rejecting and denouncing the old policy of the fathers... 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.

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that "all men are created equal". Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. ~ Abraham Lincoln, 1863.

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.

Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword. As was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said, "The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether." ~ Abraham Lincoln, 1865.

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.


20th centuryEdit

In name we had the Declaration of Independence in 1776; but we gave the lie by our acts to the words of the Declaration of Independence until 1865; and words count for nothing except in so far as they represent acts. This is true everywhere. ~ Theodore Roosevelt, 1910.

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.

We have adopted in the modern world a sort of a relativistic ethic... Most people can't stand up for their convictions, because the majority of people might not be doing it. See, everybody's not doing it, so it must be wrong. And since everybody is doing it, it must be right. So a sort of numerical interpretation of what's right. But I'm here to say to you this morning that some things are right and some things are wrong. Eternally so, absolutely so. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr., 1954.


3rd millenniumEdit

21st centuryEdit

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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