"There are people today all over the world who in their own courageous and sometimes quiet ways are working for freedom.
The only questions, before the final victory, are, first, ‘What stand will each of us take in this struggle?’ and second, ‘How much tragedy can be avoided by doing something now?...
To the patriots I say this: Take that long eternal look. Stand up for freedom, no matter what the cost."
~ Ezra Taft Benson Secretary of Agriculture, Eisenhower Administration
"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." John Adams ~ October 2, 1789