• Let us look forward to the time when we can take the flag of our country and nail it below the Cross, and there let it wave as it waved in the olden times, and let us gather around it and inscribed for our motto: 'Liberty and Union, one and inseparable, now and forever,' and exclaim, 'Christ first, our country next!'

    Andrew Johnson (1862). “Expulsion of Mr. Bright: Speech of Hon. Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee, in the Senate of the United States, Friday, January 31, 1862”, p.16
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