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To us as a people it has been granted to lay the foundations of our national life in a new ... We have become a great nation, forced by the fact of its greatness into ... If we fail, the cause of free self-government throughout the world will rock to its ...

www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=25829

To us as a people it has been granted to lay the foundations of our national life in a new ... We have become a great nation, forced by the fact of its greatness into ... If we fail, the cause of free self-government throughout the world will rock to its ...

millercenter.org/the-presidency/presidential-speeches/march-4-1905-inaugural-address

To us as a people it has been granted tolay the foundations of our national life in a ... Such growth inwealth, in population, and in power as this nation has seen during thecentury and a quarter of its ... If we fail, the cause of free self- governmentthroughout the world will rock to its ... We know that self-government is difficult.

famguardian.org/Subjects/Politics/ThomasJefferson/jeff0600.htm

"When forced to assume [self-government], we were novices in its science. ... and order, their ideas almost innate of the vital elements of free government, of trial by jury, ... "[If a] people [are] so demoralized and depraved as to be incapable of ... doubt that the result of our experiment will be, that men are capable of governing  ...

www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1510

May 17, 2005 ... [S]ince love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose .... [3] When the government fails to protect the people as promised, ... Thus did the welfare state anchor its rationale in the solid rock of fear. .... during World War II, titled his chapter “The Happiest Years of Their .... New York: Free Life Editions.

lonang.com/commentaries/foundation/right-to-alter-or-abolish-government

We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are … endowed by their Creator ... to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on .... and the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms (1775). ... If that fails, ultimately they will use police actions and military force to put ...

teddyrooseveltlive.com

It's time I shared a secret: I get as much, if not more back from the people I meet. ... The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation is the organization that has ..... If we fail, the cause of free self-government throughout the world will rock to its ...

www.economist.com/news/essays/21596796-democracy-was-most-successful-political-idea-20th-century-why-has-it-run-trouble-and-what-can-be-do

Why has it run into trouble, and what can be done to revive it? ... of office, their opponents have mostly failed to create viable democratic regimes. .... Even though around 40% of the world's population, more people than ever before, live in countries that will hold free and fair elections this year, democracy's global advance ...

en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Eric_Hoffer

Faith in a holy cause is to a considerable extent a substitute for the lost faith in ourselves. ... And whether we are to line up with him or against him, it is well that we should .... and the seed of the convulsions which shake our world to its foundations. .... They can feel free only by diminishing the freedom of others, self- confident ...