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Pericles' Funeral Oration, Thucydides (c.460/455-399 BCE), Peloponnesian
War (Book 2.34-46) — Homage to the political ideals of ancient Athens.
Saint Crispin's Day, Shakespeare
(Henry V, Act 4, Scene 3, ~1600) — A leader inspiring his
The War Inevitable, Patrick Henry (March
23, 1775) — "Give me liberty of give me death".
Address before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln (1838) — Presents the idea of a political religion.
Cooper Union Speech, Abraham Lincoln (February 27, 1860) — Credited with launching his path to the presidency.
Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln (Nov. 19, 1863)
Gangster Government — Dr. Edwin
Vieira's Presentation at the National Press Club (June 29, 2000)
"A Whiter Shade of Pale": Sense and
Nonsense — The Pursuit of Perfection in Law and Politics, Speech of
Janice Rogers Brown, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court, The
Federalist Society, University of Chicago Law School, April 20, 2000.
Keepers of the Faith; Defenders of the
Light, Commencement Address of Janice Rogers Brown, Associate Justice,
California Supreme Court, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of
Law, May 24, 2003.
Constitution Day Speech, Herbert Hoover, Sep. 17, 1935.
Address on Constitution Day, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Sep. 17, 1937.