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  • I must plead guilty to the charge of abbreviating the official breath of more than one of these venerable servants of the republic.
  • An effect—which I believe to be observable, more or less, in every individual who has occupied the position—is, that while he leans on the mighty arm of the Republic, his own proper strength departs from him.
  • From the loftiest point of its roof, during precisely three and a half hours of each forenoon, floats or droops, in breeze or calm, the banner of the republic; but with the thirteen stripes turned vertically, instead of horizontally, and thus indicating that a civil, and not a military, post of Uncle Sam’s government is here established.

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  • The United States and each of its states are republics.
  • A republic is a particular type of democracy.

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