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...that deceptive cry of mock patriotism: ‘Our country, right or wrong!’ They will not fail to recognize that our dignity, our free institutions and the peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism: ‘Our country—when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.

Senator CARL SCHURZ, speech he delivered at the Anti-Imperialistic Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 17, 1899.

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