Posts Tagged ‘Union’

Quote of the day, Nov. 18

November 18, 2013

Edward Everett, at Gettysburg (1863)

“And now, friends, fellow citizens of Gettysburg and Pennsylvania, and you from remoter States, let me again, as we part, invoke your benediction on these honored graves. (more…)

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Quote of the day, Jan. 2

January 2, 2013

Abraham Lincoln, annual message to Congress (December 1, 1862)

“We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. (more…)

The Union

December 3, 2011

The following is not strictly about the First Amendment. However, I wanted to comment on something relevant to the 40th National Day celebration here in the United Arab Emirates this weekend, as well as the current economic crisis in Europe. (more…)

Quote of the day, June 12

June 12, 2011

Abraham Lincoln, on the Union (1861)

“If we do not make common cause to save the good old ship of the Union on this voyage, nobody will have a chance to pilot her on another voyage.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 25

November 24, 2010

Abraham Lincoln, a Thanksgiving proclamation (1863)

“The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. (more…)

Quote of the day, Nov. 6

November 6, 2010

Horace Greeley, on the election of Abraham Lincoln as president of the United States on Nov. 6, 1860

“The telegraph informs us that most of the Cotton States are meditating a withdrawal from the Union because of Lincoln’s election. (more…)

Quote of the day, Oct. 10

October 10, 2010

James Madison, on the Union

“Hearken not to the unnatural voice which tells you that the people of America, knit together as they are by so many cords of affection, can no longer live together as members of the same family; can no longer continue the mutual guardians of their mutual happiness; can no longer be fellow citizens of one great, respectable, and flourishing empire. (more…)

Constitution Day 2010

September 17, 2010

Today is Constitution Day in the United States. On this day in 1787, the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia adopted the nation’s primary legal charter. Here is the preamble to the Constitution: (more…)