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Defend your liberty and repel the forces that seek to take it from you. J.K. Rowling

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell

To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea. James Madison

The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. Thomas Jefferson

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. Henry David Thoreau

Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad. James Madison

When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty. Thomas Jefferson

Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought. Lord Acton

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin

The right to be heard does not autmatically include the right to be taken seriously. Hubert Humphrey

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power. James Madison

Liberty has no crueler enemy than license. Proverbs

Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty. Edward Gibbon

Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others. William Allen White

The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Charlie Chaplin

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