Happy Independence Day!

4 07 2008

Now, more than ever, we must cherish our liberty and remember how it was, and continues to be, fought and died for. In honor of our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and all Patriots, here are some liberty quotes from our Patriots, founders, national, and international leaders.

God Bless America!

“He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression.” Thomas Paine

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right” Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

“Liberty has never come from government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of government. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of government power, not the increase of it.”
Woodrow Wilson

“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again. “
Ronald Reagan

“Any people that would give up essential liberty for a little temporary safety deserves neither liberty nor safety.”
Benjamin Franklin

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death!”
Patrick Henry

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.”
John F. Kennedy

“Liberty is often a heavy burden on a man. It involves that necessity for perpetual choice which is the kind of labor men have always dreaded.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“The story of America is the story of expanding liberty: an ever-widening circle, constantly growing to reach further and include more. Our nation’s founding commitment is still our deepest commitment: In our world, and here at home, we will extend the frontiers of freedom.”
George W. Bush



One response

4 09 2008

A beautiful collection of truths! My son aspires to be a high school history teacher and I can only hope some of his assignments involve memorizing these and similar quotes. Our children need to truly understand what a blessed nation we have and the principles it was founded upon, and cherish the freedoms we now enjoy because of them. I will never utter the curse of “Rev. Wright”. For me it will always be: “GOD BLESS AMERICA!”

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