The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.
I do not prize the word cheap. It is not a word of inspiration. It is the badge of poverty, the signal of distress. Cheap merchandise means cheap men and cheap men mean a cheap country.
Our faith teaches that there is no safer reliance than upon the God of our fathers who has so singularly favored the American people in every national trial and who will not forsake us so long as we obey His commandments and walk humbly in His footsteps
The path of progress is seldom smooth. New things are often found hard to do. Our fathers found them so. We find them so. But are we not made better for the effort and scarifice?
We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California. It is manifest destiny.
The liberty to make our laws does not give us the freedom nor the license to break our laws!
Unlike any other nation, here the people rule, and their will is the supreme law. It is sometimes sneeringly said by those who do not like free government, that here we count heads. True, heads are counted, but brains also . . .
Strong hearts and helpful hands are needed, and, fortunately, we have them in every part of our beloved country.
The American flag has not been planted on foreign soil to acquire more territory but for humanity's sake.
That's all a man can hope for during his lifetime - to set an example - and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history.
Last Update: 6 March 2021
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