With all my heart I love our great nation. I have lived and traveled abroad just enough to make me appreciate rather fully what we have in America. To me the U. S. is not just another nation. It is not just one of a family of nations. The U. S. is a nation with a great mission to perform for the benefit and blessing of liberty-loving people everywhere.

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Ezra Taft Benson, An Enemy Hath Done This 28; from an address given at a luncheon of the American Chamber of Commerce in Frankfurt, Germany, 12 May 1964