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Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill, it teaches the whole people by its example.
Nearly all legislation involves a weighing of public needs as against private desires; and likewise a weighing of relative social values.
America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.
In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.