• My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here the people rule. But there is a higher Power, by whatever name we honor Him, who ordains not only righteousness but love, not only justice but mercy.

    On being sworn in as President, 9 August 1974: G. J. Lankevich 'Gerald R. Ford' (1977)
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