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Americanism demands loyalty to the teacher and respect for his lesson.

Americanism demands loyalty to the teacher and respect for his lesson.

The test of good citizenship is loyalty to country.

The test of good citizenship is loyalty to country.

Loyalty will not permit envy, hate, and uncharitableness to creep into our public thinking. ---->>>

An intelligent and conscientious opposition is a part of loyalty to country. ---->>>

And one cannot discharge the duty of loyalty without the patient and an open minded study of the institution that marked the country and defined its character. ---->>>

It is a high patriotic duty that we support and sustain the men who have been placed in position of difficulty, burden, responsibility, and even danger as the result of our suffrages. ---->>>

America stands for individual liberty, but that means an ordered liberty. ---->>>

The social and industrial structure of America is founded upon an enlightened citizenship. ---->>>

We must be loyal to the forum of our government. ---->>>

I am deeply concerned with the diminution of the teaching strength of the country as a result of the disproportionately low salaries that are paid to teachers throughout the country. ---->>>

That does not mean that we must forego just and fair criticism, or refrain from opposition to policies which are debatable or which do not command our approval. ---->>>

Thus, only in a hopeful and confident temper, in a proud and constructive spirit, will we rescue the present and safeguard the future of our beloved country. ---->>>

We must stifle the voice of hatred and faction. ---->>>

Like pictures, men should be judged by their merits and not by their defects. ---->>>

A liberty subject to law and subordinate to the common welfare. ---->>>

But we must not, if we are loyal, disperse our energies in a partisan warfare that is waged without regard to its consequences to the well being, security, or honor of the country. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: December 22, 1869
Birthplace:
Die: 04-11, 1950
Occupation: Public Servant
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Bainbridge Colby (December 22, 1869 – April 11, 1950) was an American lawyer, a political progressive, a co-founder of the United States Progressive Party and Woodrow Wilson's last Secretary of State. Colby was a Republican until he helped co-found the National Progressive Party in 1912; he ran for multiple offices as a member of that party, but always lost (wikipedia)