Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so, whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose, and you allow him to make war at pleasure. Study to see if you can fix any limit to his power in this respect, after having given him so much as you propose.
—Abraham Lincoln, in a letter, while US Congressman, to his friend and law-partner William H. Herndon, opposing the Mexican-American War (15 February 1848).
Oh baby, poor baby. And to think, if you only excepted my marriage proposal we wouldn’t be in this situation. Well, I’ll give you a few days to think about reconsidering, and in the meantime I’ll make sure your boyfriend is taken care of. Oh, baby, I’ll make you a lesbian yet. You’ll see. Anyway, bye bestie! See you on Monday!