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Having been chosen the leader of my party, I feel it my duty to lead.

—  President Woodrow Wilson

[A message to President Obama:  You were not elected to manage the country.  You were elected to lead it.  Now, get (and get us) going!  —  KMAB]


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[Two thoughts on today’s Inaugural celebrations…]

This not a day of triumph; it is a day of dedication.  Here muster not the forces of party, but the forces of Humanity…  I summon all honest men, all patriotic, all forward-looking men to my side.  God helping me, I will not fail them, if they will but counsel and sustain me!

—  Woodrow Wilson
from his 1st Inaugural Address

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.

—  Sydney J. Harris

[To the former: I stand at your side, Mr. President.  To the latter: ask me again in Nov. 2014 and then again about a year after that…  Until then, God Bless you, Mr. President and God Bless the United States of America!  —  KMAB]

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You are not here merely to make a living.  You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement.  You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
  —  President Woodrow Wilson

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