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Flag Desecration
"Their flag to April's breeze unfurled; Here once the embattled farmers stood; And fired the shot heard round the world."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Separation of Powers
"Before I built a wall I'd ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence."
Robert Frost

Religion and Education
"A little still she strove, and much repented. Whispering 'I will ne'er consent,' -- consented."
Lord Byron

Sexual Assault
"For truth is always strange, Stranger than fiction."
Lord Byron

"Compound for sins they are inclin'd to, by damning those they have no mind to."
Samuel Butler

"No man is an island."
John Donne

"The somber drama from old Mudville's haunted lot."
Grantland Rice

Flag Desecration
"Shoot if you must, this old grey head, but spare your country's flag"
John Greenleaf Whittier

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