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I know what the response of the thought and heart of America will be to the program I have outlined, because America was created to realize a program like that. This is not America because it is rich. This is not America because it has set up for a great population great opportunities of material prosperity. America is a name which sounds in the ears of men everywhere as a synonym with individual opportunity because a synonym of individual liberty.I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.But we shall not be poor if we love liberty, because the nation that loves liberty truly sets every man free to do his best and be his best, and that means the release of all the splendid energies of a great people who think for themselves. A nation of employees cannot be free any more than a nation of employers can be.
In emphasizing the points which must unite us in sympathy and in spiritual interest with the Latin-American peoples we are only emphasizing the points of our own life,... Wilson, Woodrow T.
Excerpt from Goede Vaêr Tromp of hoe de Vereenigde Provinciën eene zeemogendheid werden · This quote is about liberty · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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