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Friday, June 19, 2015

Presidential Proverbs Daily: The Price of Success

Presidential Proverbs Daily: The Price of Success: Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or evil, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, o...

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Presidential Proverbs Daily: June 20"Our problems are man made, therefore they ...

JFK  Cold War quote and a view of his Presidential pace and itinerary:

Presidential Proverbs Daily: June 20"Our problems are man made, therefore they ...: June 20 "Our problems are man made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destin...

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Presidential Proverbs Daily: March 26

Presidential Proverbs Daily: March 26: The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all. John F. Kennedy, 35th President, 1961-1963- Remarks in Nashville at...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Presidential Proverbs Daily: October 18

Presidential Proverbs Daily: October 18: "We ought to be persuaded that the propitious smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of o...

Sunday, January 27, 2013

January 27

"Is America a weakling, to shrink from the work of the great world powers? No! …Our nation, glorious in youth and strength, looks into the future with eager eyes and rejoices as a strong man to run a race."
Theodore Roosevelt, 25th President, 1901-1909
- apparently from a letter to John Hay, written June 7, 1897. John Hay was Ambassador to Great Britain and Roosevelt was Secretary of the Navy under president William McKinley. Hay was actually from Illinois and studied law in Abraham Lincoln's law office and had been Lincoln's secretary during his presidency. Under McKinley the United States began exert more influence on the international stage, driven by the idea of "Manifest Destiny", which held that the United States needed to expand its influence so as to not be dominated by or surrounded by European territories. Roosevelt became McKinley's Vice President in 1901 and shortly thereafter became President when McKinley was assassinated. Roosevelt most certainly advocated and greatly expanded the influence of the United States.