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The United States is not a beacon, not a light of freedom! She is a warning, rather than an example to the world!

Lydia Marie Child (1802-1880) American abolitionist, activist, journalist, suffragist
Speech, Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society 25th Anniversary Conference (1857)

On slavery in the US, two months before the Dredd Scott decision.

Almost always elided as "The United States ... is a warning, rather than example to the world."
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It is a trite yet urgently true observation that if America is to remain a first-class nation, it cannot have second-class citizens.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) American clergyman, civil rights leader, social activist, preacher
“The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness,” Speech, National Urban League, New York (6 Sep 1960)
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