In 1871, President Ulysses S. Grant stated, "I recommend liberal appropriations to carry out the Indian peace policy, not only because it is humane, Christianlike, and economical, but because it is right."
Hernan Cortés sailed to Central America heralding the motto "God, Glory, and Gold." While immersed in the affairs there, he exhorted, "Sirs, let us follow our banner which bears the sign of the Holy Cross, and through it we shall conquer!"
In 1861, The Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln, proclaimed that "the Declaration of Independence gave liberty not alone to the people of this country, but hope to all the world for all future time."
The first U.S. Minister to France, Gouverneur Morrishad spoken 173 times during the Constitutional Convention, more than any other delegate. It was Morris who penned the final draft of the Constitution and originated the phrase "We the people of the United States..."
U.S. Senator Charles Carroll condemned the British Government's oppressive taxes, and led the Tea Party movement in Maryland, helping to set fire to the British ship carrying tea, the Peggy Stewart in 1774.
In 1988, President Reagan said: In 1988, President Reagan said: "I believe God did give mankind unlimited gifts to invent, produce and create. And for that reason it would be wrong for governments to devise a tax structure that suppresses those gifts."