„The united states has done a lot of good things for humanity.“

Source: Kronos US v Sulaiman Abu Ghayth Statement https://kronosadvisory.com/Kronos_US_v_Sulaiman_Abu_Ghayth_Statement.1.pdf (1st March 2013)

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„The actions by these young men who destroyed the United States and launched the storm of planes against it have done a good deed.“

—  Sulaiman Abu Ghaith One of Al-Qaeda's official spokesmen 1965

Source: In full: Al-Qaeda statement http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/1590350.stm (10th October, 2001)

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„Don’t you think a man who has this kind of economic genius is a lot better for the United States than a woman, and the only thing she’s ever produced is a lot of work for the FBI checking out her e-mails.“

—  Rudy Giuliani American businessperson and politician, former mayor of New York City 1944 - 2001

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„I believe you have done the right thing in exposing what I regard as massive violation of the United States Constitution.“

—  Edward Snowden American whistleblower and former National Security Agency contractor 1983

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„If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don't care for human beings.“

—  Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013

2000s, Iraq War speech (2003)

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„I want to be clear: The United States of America has done what we said we would do.
That’s not to say that our work is complete.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

2011, Address on interventions in Libya (March 2011)

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„I think the word of the United States has been as good as gold in its international dealings and its agreements.“

—  Condoleezza Rice American Republican politician; U.S. Secretary of State; political scientist 1954

News conference in Ottawa, Canada http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/10/26/113322/93, October 26, 2005.

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„The family unit is the incubator for human character; the state is the incubator for human dependency.“

—  Robert LeFevre American libertarian businessman 1911 - 1986

“The Family”, Pine Tree Press (Nov. 1963) p. 16.

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„The United States government has always been proud of the welcome it has extended to good men of every nation, seeking freedom and homes and bread.“

—  John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914

Source: 1900s, Our National Parks (1901), chapter 10: The American Forests

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„A military draft is undesirable and unnecessary. We can and should man our armed forces with volunteers—as the United States has traditionally done except in major wars.“

—  Milton Friedman American economist, statistician, and writer 1912 - 2006

Source: An Economist's Protest: Columns in Political Economy (1966), p. 121

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„The United States Government has taken steps to make sure that the constitution of the United States applies to all individuals.“

—  Robert F. Kennedy American politician and brother of John F. Kennedy 1925 - 1968

AP report with lead summarizing of remarks stating "Robert F. Kennedy said yesterday that the United States — despite Alabama violence — is moving so fast in race relations a Negro could be President in 40 years." "Negro President in 40 Years?" in Montreal Gazette (27 May 1961) http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1946&dat=19610527&id=y40tAAAAIBAJ&sjid=F50FAAAAIBAJ&pg=5424,5208719
Context: The Irish were not wanted there [when his grandfather came to Boston]. Now an Irish Catholic is president of the United States … There is no question about it. In the next 40 years a Negro can achieve the same position that my brother has. … We have tried to make progress and we are making progress … we are not going to accept the status quo. … The United States Government has taken steps to make sure that the constitution of the United States applies to all individuals.

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„Remember always that the cause of the United States is the cause of human nature.“

—  William H. Seward American lawyer and politician 1801 - 1872

Letter to Charles F. Adams (1863), as quoted in Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, Volume 2 https://books.google.com/books?id=xe9TAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA150&lpg=PA150&dq=%22the+cause+of+the+United+States+is+the+cause+of+human%22&source=bl&ots=WHM-9fK5zZ&sig=3aspBI67n5cNTU2ARF6OaNTyCDQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAGoVChMIt7WJl9msxwIViDI-Ch3mpgBq#v=onepage&q=%22the%20cause%20of%20the%20United%20States%20is%20the%20cause%20of%20human%22&f=false, p. 150.

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„This has always been the strength of the United States“

—  George Friedman American businessman and political scientist 1949

Source: The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century (2009), pp. 224–225
Context: In the United States, minority populations were never an indigestible mass—with the major exceptions of the one ethnic group that did not come here voluntarily (African Americans) and those who were here when Europeans arrived (American Indians). The rest all came, clustered and dispersed, and added new cultural layers to the general society. This has always been the strength of the United States. In much of Europe, for example, Muslims have retained religious and national identities distinct from the general population, and the general population has given them little encouragement to blend. The strength of their own culture has therefore been overwhelming.

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„According to the Bureau of Statistics, the goods and services produced per hour of work in the United States has indeed more than doubled since 1950.“

—  Alan Lightman Physicist, science writer, essayist, novelist 1948

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„To any nation that stands for human liberties, they have an Ally in the United States.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

1900s, Address at Providence (1901)

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„Whatever can be done while poetry and philosophy are separated has been done and accomplished. So the time has come to unite the two.“

—  Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel German poet, critic and scholar 1772 - 1829

Was sich thun lässt, so lange Philosophie und Poesie getrennt sind, ist gethan und vollendet. Also ist die Zeit nun da, beyde zu vereinigen.
“Ideas,” Lucinde and the Fragments, P. Firchow, trans. (1991), § 108

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„…the policies that the United States has chosen unfortunately have brought about the wrong sentiment toward the United States and has only increased, and will only increase, extremism in our region.“

—  Mohammad Khatami Iranian prominent reformist politician, scholar and shiite faqih. 1943


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