Freedom & Liberty For All

“Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance.” -Woodrow Wilson

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” -Nelson Mandela

“I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”- James Madison

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4 Responses to Freedom & Liberty For All

  1. truthspew says:

    And I like Tocqueville’s quote that the American republic shall endure until such time as congress understands how to bribe people with the people’s own money. Recall George W. Bush’s little $600 checks that were sent out?

  2. I love the quotes you chose to post.
    “When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.”–Barack Obama

  3. concolor44 says:

    Madison is right about that … but NOTHING about Trump can be said to be either subtle or gradual. He’s a tsunami of hate, a wildfire of narcissism. He MUST be opposed, for he will admit no restraint on himself.

    “When the government violates the people’s rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensable of duties.”
    — Marquis de Lafayette

    “Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.”
    —Lord Byron

    “The right to be left alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms.”
    —William O. Douglas

    “Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.”
    —Paulo Freire

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