In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.
Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
DOB - February 12, 1809