Tag: 1940CE

Principles of Americanism-speech by George Bissel-1940

Basically Americanism has been defined as a desire to see one’s country right and to be right one’s self. I think Americanism is far deeper and more specific than that. As I see it, it is bedded deep in the doctrine of the old common law, “So use that which is yours that you wrong no man.”

American democracy – Speech by Styles Bridge-1940

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American democracy is based upon the belief that man, as a child of God, is capable of self-perfection; that he is therefore endowed with certain sacred rights; and that government is instituted of man to protect these rights and to free him that he may attain the destiny that is his. It is man’s quest for liberation—physical, mental and spiritual— not only from the bondage of oppression, but from the human weaknesses of hatred, greed and fear. It is his quest for self-fulfillment, born of the conviction that every individual has some contribution to make to the enrichment of life, and that the progress of human civilization and culture lies in the release of the creative of men.