I never use the word "nation" in speaking of the United States. I always use the word "Union" or "Confederacy." We are not a nation but a union, a confederacy of equal and sovereign States.
When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.jonathan swift
This evil fortune, which generally attends extraordinary men in the management of great affairs, has been imputed to divers causes, that need not be here set down, when so obvious a one occurs, if what a certain writer observes be true, that when a great genius appears in the world the dunces are all in confederacy against him.jonathan swift
When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.jonathan swift
If the confederacy is broken up, the government is dissolved, and it behooves every distinct community, as well as every individual, to take care of themselves. When disunion has become a fixed and certain act, why may not New York disrupt the bands which bind her to a venal and corrupt master.... Amid the gloom which the present and prospective condition of things must cast over the country, New York, as a free city, may shed only light and hope of a future reconstruction of our once blessed confederacy.
If the confederacy falls, there should be written on its tombstone: Died of a theory.jefferson davis
I yield to no one precedence in love for the South. But because I love the South, I rejoice in the failure of the confederacy.
We ask you to join us, in forming a confederacy of Slaveholding States.
The citizens of each state shall be entitled to all the privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states, and shall have the right of transit and sojourn in any state of this confederacy, with their slaves and other property: and the right of property in said slaves shall not be thereby impaired.
I want you to go up there and destroy this organization--this "Fishing Creek confederacy" as it is called...
The Fishing Creek confederacy which to some may seem a myth was to us a bitter reality.