Free Speech in Wartime
Robert Marion Sr. La Follette

U.S. Senator Robert La Follette decries the spirit of censorship that had swept through the nation since its entry into World War 1, and makes a lengthy and impassioned case for the upholding of the right to free speech, a right that he believed was incumbent upon the government to grant in a time of peace, but even more so, in a time of war.

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Robert Marion Sr. La Follette: Free Speech in Wartime

October 6, 1917 (over 102 years ago)

U.S. Senator Robert La Follette decries the spirit of censorship that had swept through the nation since its entry into World War 1, and makes a lengthy and impassioned case for the upholding of the right to free speech, a right that he believed was incumbent upon the government to grant in a tim...

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Barack Obama: President Obama Jobs Speech

September 8, 2011 (over 8 years ago)

With his approval ratings at all-time-lows and many American's questioning his stewardship of the economy, President Barack Obama called a joint-session of Congress to push for a new jobs bill. He outlined his suggested actions for jump-starting the economy and urged Congress to set aside party-...

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Edward Moore Kennedy: Democratic National Convention Health Care

December 9, 1978 (over 41 years ago)

Senator Edward Kennedy urges the Democratic Party to take up the cause of making high-quality health care available to all.

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Eleanor Roosevelt: Remarks to the Americans for Democratic Action on Individual Liberty

April 2, 1950 (about 70 years ago)

Eleanor Roosevelt shares the insights she has gained from dealing with communist representatives in the United Nations, and commends the ADA (Americans for Democratic Action) for encouraging individuals to think as individuals.

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Neal S. Wolin: Pew Charitable Trusts

April 19, 2011 (almost 9 years ago)

U.S. Deputy Secretary Neal S. Wolin addresses the media criticisms on the Dodd-Frank act implemented to improve the country's financial system.

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Barack Obama: Remarks by the President in a Town Hall in Reno, Nevada

April 21, 2011 (almost 9 years ago)

President Barack Obama talks to the people in Reno about the plans of the government in reforming the tax code and in cutting back on places that need cutting back on, while at the same time investing in more important areas such as education and green energy.

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Barack Obama: Remarks by the President on Fiscal Policy

April 13, 2011 (almost 9 years ago)

President Obama paints a picture of how the United States of America wound up in so much debt over time, and lays out a plan for the retirement of the country's debt. With the nation coming out of a historic recession, paying down the debt while protecting the economic recovery will be a balanci...

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George H.W. Bush: Remarks on the Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 26, 1990 (over 29 years ago)

In George H. W. Bush's Remarks on the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, he proudly proclaims that the shameful wall of exclusion will finally come tumbling down. He expresses his gratitude to all those who worked tirelessly to make this day possible and declares the independence and...

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Lyndon B. Johnson: Speech to the Nation on Civil Disorders

July 27, 1967 (over 52 years ago)

After the riot in the streets of Detroit, the President addresses the public about restoring peace and resisting violence. He also announces the formation of a new council: the Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders.

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Lyndon B. Johnson: Address After Ordering Federal Troops to Detroit, Michigan

July 24, 1967 (over 52 years ago)

President Johnson calls on the nation to refuse tolerating violence and crime in all areas right after he deploys federal troops to Detroit to maintain the peace that has been disrupted by pillaging, looting and murder.

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