The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted.
from President Eisenhower’s farewell address; January 17, 1961
Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people — a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs …
John Jay, Federalist No. 2, 1787….if only he could see the US today. (via spiritvs-evropa)
How racist… except that it isn’t.