Distrust above all other men the man who seeks to make you pass judgment upon your fellow citizens upon any ground of artificial distinction between you and them. Distrust the man who seeks to get you to favor them or discriminate against them either because they are well off or not well off, because they occupy one social position or another, because they live in one part of the country or another, or because they profess one creed or another.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) US President (1901-1909)
“The Cuban Dead,” speech, Arlington National Cemetery (12 Apr 1907)

Speech at the unveiling of the "Rough Riders" (1st U.S. Voluntary Cavalry) monument. Full text.

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