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" I have lived, Sir, a long time ; and, the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that GOD governs in the affairs of men. And, if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without... "
A History of the United States of America: On a Plan Adapted to the Capacity ... - Page 232
by Charles Augustus Goodrich - 1835 - 352 pages
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Is There Still a West?: The Future of the Atlantic Alliance

William Anthony Hay, Harvey Sicherman - History - 2007 - 251 pages
...Cheney and his wife, Lynne, in 2003 sent out a Christmas card with a quotation from Benjamin Franklin: "And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without...probable that an empire can rise without His aid?" 6 The new discussion of imperialism as a model is quite perplexing. In particular, some committed institutional...
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Are We Rome?: The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America

Cullen Murphy - History - 2007 - 262 pages
...of the Christmas card sent out in 2003 by Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne. It read: "And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without...probable that an empire can rise without His aid?" And then there are the expansionists, an ironical group who foresee more of the same for America, only...
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Keywords for American Cultural Studies

Bruce Burgett, Glenn Hendler - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 288 pages
...Cheney's 2003 Christmas card, which contained the following quotation, attributed to Benjamin Franklin: "And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without...probable that an empire can rise without His aid?" As Cheney's citation of Franklin suggests, this embrace of the word "empire" was not really a new phenomenon....
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God in the Classroom: Religion and America's Public Schools

Robert Murray Thomas - Religion - 2007 - 285 pages
...longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: "that God governs in the affairs of man." And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without...probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I therefore beg leave to move that, henceforth, prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven and its...
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The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism

George McKenna - History - 2007 - 431 pages
...Constitutional Convention of 1787, "the more convincing proofs I see of this truth— that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to...without his notice, is it probable that an empire cannot rise without his aid?" John Adams considered himself a sturdy Puritan, was moved to tears when...
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Landmark Speeches of the American Conservative Movement

Peter Schweizer, Wynton C. Hall - Political Science - 2007 - 186 pages
...long time, and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men, and if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it possible that an empire can rise without His aid?" At that point the Constitutional Convention stopped....
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Six Prayers God Always Answers

Mark Herringshaw, Jennifer Schuchmann - Religion - 2008 - 277 pages
...assistance. . . . The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to...in the sacred writings that "except the Lord build they labor in vain that build it.". . . I therefore beg leave to move — that henceforth prayers imploring...
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Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in ...

Steven Waldman - Religion - 2008 - 304 pages
...longer I live, the more convincing pr oofs I see of this truth — that Cod govems rn the afairs o/ men, And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without...probable that an empire can rise without his aid? ' If they didn't beseech Cod's help, Franklin wamed, the men attempting to write a Constitution would...
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