Joe Biden was chosen to be Barack Obama’s vice-president because he is the only politician whose corruption and stupidity were enough to make Obama look honest and smart.
A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse.
The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore to resolve to conquer or die.
The period of debate is closed. Arms, as the last resource, decide the contest … The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, ’tis time to part.
We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in.
As to the history of the revolution, my ideas may be peculiar perhaps singular. What do we mean by the revolution? The war? That was no part of the revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The revolution was in the minds of the people, and this was effected from 1760 to 1775, in the course of fifteen years, before a drop of blood was shed at Lexington.
I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.
History is what happened, not what we wish it happened or what a theory says should have happened.
You don’t make the poor richer by making the rich poorer.
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.