If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other.
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I confidently trust that the American people will prove themselves … too wise not to detect the false pride or the dangerous ambitions or the selfish schemes which so often hide themselves under that deceptive cry of mock patriotism: “Our country, right or wrong!” They will not fail to recognize that our dignity, our free institutions and the peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism: “Our country–when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.”
|Birth:||2nd March, 1829|
|Death:||14th May, 1906|
|Profession:||Journalist, Lawyer, Politician, Revolutionary, Soldier|
Carl Schurz was born in Liblar (now part of Erftstadt), Prussia. He was a German revolutionary, American statesman and reformer, U.S. Minister to Spain, Union Army General in the American Civil War, U. S. Senator, and Secretary of the Interior. After the war, Schurz was elected a Senator from Missouri in 1868. In 1869, he became the first U.S. Senator to offer a Civil Service Reform bill to Congress. He was also an accomplished journalist, lawyer and politician.
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