Here individuals of all nations are melted into a new race of men…

"He is an American, who leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds. He becomes an American by being received in the broad lap of our great Alma Mater. Here individuals of all nations are melted into a new race of men, whose labours and posterity will one day cause great changes in the world. Americans are the western pilgrims, who are carrying along with them that great mass of arts, sciences, vigour, and industry which began long since in the east; they will finish the great circle. The Americans were once scattered all over...; here they are incorporated into one of the finest systems of population which has ever appeared, and which will hereafter become distinct by the power of the different climates they inhabit. The American ought therefore to love this country much better than that wherein either he or his fore-fathers were born.” By J. Hector St. John de Crèvecœur a pro-American French writer from his: Letters From an American Farmer, 1782 https://archive.org/details/lettersfromaname00stjoiala/page/54/mode/1up Source says not in copyright Image: Americans in a [...]

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We Hold These Truths

"Independence, they find that those old men say that 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,' and then they feel that that moral sentiment taught in that day evidences their relation to those men; that it is the father of all moral principal in them, and that they have a right to claim it as though they were blood of the blood, and flesh of the flesh, of the men who wrote that Declaration; and so they are." Abraham Lincoln, standing in 1864 via Library of Congress, no known restrictions "That is the electric cord in the Declaration that links the hearts of patriotic and liberty-loving men together; that will link those patriotic hearts as long as the love of freedom exists in the mind of men throughout the world.  "My friend has said to me that I am a poor hand  to quote Scripture; I will try it again, however. It is said in one of the admonitions of our Lord,"  'As your Father in heaven is perfect, be ye also perfect.' - Abraham Lincoln, 1858 

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