National Affairs: Defiance

There is a handful of phrases which stand out in U. S. History.

There is the exultant defiance of John Paul Jones: "I have not yet begun to fight."

There is the dying courage of James Lawrence: "Don't give up the ship."

There is Charles Cotesworth Pinckney's terse announcement: "Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute."

There is Farragut's angry shout: "Damn the torpedoes; go ahead!"

And Grant's grim assertion: "We will fight it out on this line, if it takes all summer."

Courageous defiance is the keynote of all these expressions which have engraved...

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