There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.— Alexander Hamilton
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It is our duty to pay for our liberty with our own blood.
The freedom that we shall win through our sacrifice and exertions, we shall be able to preserve with our own strength.
There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism - by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide.
People who have no hold over their process of thinking are likely to be ruined by liberty of thought. If thought is immature, liberty of thought becomes a method of converting men into animals.
Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.
We must complain. Yes, plain, blunt complaint, ceaseless agitation, unfailing exposure of dishonesty and wrong - this is the ancient, unerring way to liberty and we must follow it.
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.
The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.
A Bill of Rights that means what the majority wants it to mean is worthless.
There is a certain class of race problem-solvers who don't want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.
Though liberty is established by law, we must be vigilant, for liberty to enslave us is always present under that very liberty. Our Constitution speaks of the "general welfare of the people." Under that phrase all sorts of excesses can be employed by lusting tyrants to make us bondsmen.
He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security.
History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure.
Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.
It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong.
The national budget must be balanced.
The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced. If the nation doesn't want to go bankrupt, people must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.
Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution.
That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one's thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down.
Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.
Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery.
Western civilisation needs a complete overhaul or it will fall apart one day or another. It has realised the most complete perversion of any rational order of things. Reign of matter, of gold, of machine, of number, it no longer possesses breath, or liberty, or light.
Our liberty will not be secured at the sword's point.
.. We must secure it by making ourselves worthy of it. And when the people reaches that height, God will provide a weapon, the idols will be shattered, tyranny will crumble like a house of cards, and liberty will shine out like the first dawn.
But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.
First they came for the Jews, but I did nothing because I'm not a Jew.
Then they came for the socialists, but I did nothing because I'm not a socialist. Then they came for the Catholics, but I did nothing because I'm not a Catholic. Finally, they came for me, but by then there was no one left to help me.
Democracy is necessarily despotism, as it establishes an executive power contrary to the general will; all being able to decide against one whose opinion may differ, the will of all is therefore not that of all: which is contradictory and opposite to liberty.
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When the representative body have lost the confidence of their constituents, when they have notoriously made sale of their most valuable rights, when they have assumed to themselves powers which the people never put into their hands, then indeed their continuing in office becomes dangerous to the state
Men make the moral code and they expect women to accept it.
They have decided that it is entirely right and proper for men to fight for their liberties and their rights, but that it is not right and proper for women to fight for theirs.
Freedom, by definition, is people realizing that they are their own leaders.
Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet-anchor of your liberties;
write its precepts in your hearts, and practice them in your lives.
Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.
Defend your liberty and repel the forces that seek to take it from you.
Excessive liberty and excessive servitude are equally dangerous, and produce nearly the same effect.