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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Speeches and Letters


Areopagitica A Speech for the Liberty of Unlicenc'd Printing by John Milton 1644 

An Arrow Against All Tyrants by Richard Overton 1646 

A Letter Concerning Toleration by John Locke 1689 

Two Treatises of Government by John Locke 1689


Patrick Henry's Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death 3-23-1775 

George Mason's Virginia Declaration of Rights, June 12, 1776 


Thomas Jefferson's Virginia Committee of Revisor's Bill No.s 82 and 84, 1777 

The Articles of Confederation Ratified March 1781 

Jefferson's Letter to Madison, Uncultivated Lands and Unemployed Poor Oct 28 1785 

Washington's Letter to Jay, The Intervention of a Coercive Power 8-15-1786 

Henry Knox's Letter to Washington, On Shay's Rebellion & Its Creed, October 23, 1786 

Benjamin Franklin's Request for Prayer at the Constitutional Convention, July 28, 1787 

Jefferson's Letter To Peter Carr Aug 10, 1787 

THE CONSTITUTION of the United States of America adopted on September 17, 1787 

George Washington's First Inaugural Address 1789 

Dr. Benjamin Rush to John Adams; Titles & The Fair Trial of Republicanism July 21, 1789 

Jefferson's Letter To Madison, The Earth Belongs To The Living, Sep 6, 1789 

Benjamin Franklin's Letter to Ezra Stiles, Here is my Creed, March 9, 1790 

George Washington's Proclamation of Neutrality 1793 

James Madison's Helvidius IV 1793 

The Federalist Papers (1788) 

George Washington's Farewell Address 1796 


Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address 1801 

Jefferson's Letter To The Danbury Baptists Re Wall Of Separation Jan 1, 1802 

Jefferson's Treaty With The Kaskia Indians, Proclaimed Dec 23, 1803 

Jefferson's Letter to Sister Marie Theresa Farjon, Sacred and Inviolate, May 15, 1804 

Adams' Letter to Jefferson, No Principles More Fit For Posterity Than Christianity 6-28-1813

Jefferson's Letter To Dr. Waterhouse, The doctrines of Jesus v. Calvin, June 26, 1822 

The South Carolina Exposition and Protest by John C. Calhoun 1828 

The Webster-Hayne Debate on the Nature of the Constitution 1830 

Democracy In America by Alexis de Tocqueville 1835 

Lincoln's Peoria Speech 10-16-1854 

Lincoln's Cooper Union Address, Federal Authority regarding Slavery, Feb 27th, 1860 

Lincoln's 1st Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861 

The Confederate Constitution the Slave Holding States of America March 11, 1861 

Abraham Lincoln's 1st Annual Message Dec 3 1861 

Lincoln's State of the Union Address, Dec 1st, 1862 

Lincoln's Letter to A.G. Hodges, April 4, 1864 

Lincoln's Sanitary Fair Address, April 18, 1864 

Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865 


Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt's New Nationalism 1910 

Warren G. Harding's Inaugural Address, March 4, 1921 

FDR's Letter to Luther C. Steward about Public Sector Unions, August 16, 1937 

FDR's New Economic Bill of Rights, State of the Union Address 1944 

FA Hayek's The Use of Knowledge in Society via American Economic Review Sep 1945 

Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream, August 28th, 1963 

Ronald Reagan's A Time For Choosing, October 27th, 1964 

Ezra Taft Benson's Stand Up For Freedom, Feb 11, 1966 

The Weight of the Poor, A Strategy to End Poverty by Piven and Cloward, May 2, 1966 

Ezra Taft Benson's Our Immediate Responsibility, October 25, 1966 

Ezra Taft Benson's Proper Role of Govt. 1968 

Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood, April, 20th, 1968 

The Constitution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Oct 7, 1977 


Academic Bill of Rights by Students for Academic Freedom 2003 

The American Form of Government - Overview of America by the John Birch Society 2007 

Joe Getty's "Dependency Leads To Opression" 2008 

Glenn Beck's CPAC Speech, February 22 2010 

Glenn Beck's American Revival Binder 2010 

Prince of Fools, March 28th, 2010 

Glenn Beck's Letter To His Daughter 2010 [Speech at Liberty U Graduation] May 15, 2010 

Jeff Session's Opening Statement At Elena Kagan Confirmation Hearing, June 22 2010 

Diversity and the Myth of White Privilege By James Webb, Wallstreet Journal, 7-22-10 

Restoring Honor Rally 8-28-2010 

CL Jackson's Acceptance Speech for the Restoring Honor Rally's Badge of Merit 8-28-10 

Allen West Keynote at Americans Aginst Hate, Dec 12 2010 

Herman Cain's "The Perfect Conservative", Dec 20th 2010 

Sarah Palin's "America's Enduring Strength" Speech, January 12, 2011 

Tom McClintock's "National Immortality or Suicide" 2-15-2011 

Glenn Beck's Keynote at Christians United for Israel, July 20th 2011 

Mike Evans at Restoring Courage - The Courage To Love 8-21-11 

Glenn Beck's Declaration of Rights & Responsibilities Aug 24th, 2011 

We Are Wall Street, October 2011 

The Plan [What You Can Do To Prepare] by Glenn Beck Oct 26, 2011 

Occupy Phoenix Flyer: When Should You Shoot A Cop? Oct 27, 2011 


Poetry And Lyrics 1700s
Poetry And Lyrics 1800s  
Poetry And Lyrics 1900s
Poetry and Lyrics 2000s

 Embedded Videos of Speeches


8-21-2011 Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Defining Courage


CL Jackson's Acceptance Speech for the Restoring Honor Rally's Badge of Merit (Faith) 8-28-2010


CPAC 2010 Keynote by Glenn Beck [Blog]


A Time For Choosing by Ronald Reagan   verified Transcript [Link]


Enoch Powell's Rivers Of Blood Speech


The "I Have A Dream" Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. [Blog] [Americanrhetoric.com] 


Ezra Taft Benson


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