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The president’s annual letter to Santa
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State of the Union speech:
The president’s annual letter to Santa

Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden

Original Article

Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 2/16/2013 9:08:36 PM

Once upon a time, a State of the Union speech occasionally produced something memorable. James Monroe, in his seventh try, came up with the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, which would be the cornerstone of American foreign policy for decades. Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed the Four Freedoms in 1941, arguing that people “everywhere in the world” ought to enjoy freedom of worship, freedom of speech, freedom from want and freedom from fear. Four years later, he proposed a second bill of rights, arguing that the first attempt neglected a government guarantee of equality in “the pursuit of

      


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