Great Britain is a republic with a hereditary president, while the United States is a monarchy with an elective king.
-Knoxville Journal 1896
if anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought or deed, I will gladly change. I seek the truth, which never yet hurt anybody. It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance which does harm.
History is a slaughter bench, upon which the happiness of nations, the wisdom of states, and the virtues of individuals are sacrificed
-Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel “Paraphrased”
-USA Today 08/2022
A Hideous Hermaphroditical Character which has neither the Force and Firmness of a Man, Not the Gentleness and Sensibility of a Woman
-Written by Thomas Jefferson about John Adams who paid journalist James Thomson Callender to publish it
General Jackson’s mother was a common prostitute, brought to this country by the British soldiers! She afterwards married a mulatto man, with whom she had several children, of which number General Jackson is one!
-The Cincinnati Gazette 1828 on General Jackson
-Congressman Kenneth Rayner on President Franklin Pierce
-John Adams on Alexander Hamilton
-Stephen Douglas on Abraham Lincoln
is a situation found in chess and other games wherein one player is put at a disadvantage because they must make a move when they would prefer to pass and not move. The fact that the player is compelled to move means that their position will become significantly weaker.