quotes tagged with 'freedom', page 10

Today we celebrate Flag Day, the birthday of our Stars and Stripes. As we think back over the history of our nation's flag, we remember that the story of its early years was often one of hardship and trials, sometimes a fight for simple survival. ... As the American Republic grew and prospered and new stars were added to the flag, the ideal of freedom grew and prospered. From the rolling hills of Kentucky to the shores of California to the Sea of Tranquility on the Moon, our pioneers carried our flag before them, a symbol of the indomitable spirit of a free people. And let us never forget that in honoring our flag, we honor the American men and women who have courageously fought and died for it over the last 200 years, patriots who set an ideal above any consideration of self. Our flag flies free today because of their sacrifice.

Author: Ronald Reagan, Source: Flag Day 1986Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom america republic ronaldreagan flag 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In the creation of the federal government, the states exercised the highest act of sovereignty, and they may, if they please, repeat the proof of their sovereignty, by its annihilation. But the union possesses no innate sovereignty, like the states; it was not self-constituted; it is conventional, and of course subordinate to the sovereignties by which it was formed

Author: John Taylor of Caroline, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in politics liberty government freedom tyranny revolution federal sovereign states nullification johntaylorofcaroline 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Our unalterable resolution would be to be free. They have attempted to subdue us by force, but God be praised! in vain. Their arts may be more dangerous then their arms. Let us then renounce all treaty with them upon any score but that of total separation, and under God trust our cause to our swords.

Author: Samuel Adams, Source: letter to James Warren, 1776Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom revolution samueladams 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Equal laws protecting equal rights; the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country.

Author: James Madison, Source: letter to Jacob de la Motta, 1820Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny jamesmadison law 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them if we basely entail hereditary bondage on them.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: unknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom thomasjefferson revolution duty justice posterity heritage 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I rejoice in a belief that intellectual light will spring up in the dark corners of the earth; that freedom of enquiry will produce liberality of conduct; that mankind will reverse the absurd position that the many were, made for the few; and that they will not continue slaves in one part of the globe, when they can become freemen in another.

Author: George Washington, Source: draft of First Inaugural Address, 1789Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom slavery tyranny revolution georgewashington 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Libertarianism is the philosophy which says that you can run your life better than the government can, and you have the right to be left alone in order to do it.

Author: Anonymous, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny selfgovernment libertarian personalresponsibility anonymous 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.

Author: Edmund Burke, Source: unknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny EdmundBurke 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The Swiss are at once the best armed and the freest people in the world.

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli, Source: The Prince, chapter 12 (1513)Saved by ImaWriterIII in defense liberty freedom war foreignpolicy militia military switzerland niccolomachiavelli 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth! Every spot of the old world is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe. Asia, and Africa, have long expelled her. Europe regards her like a stranger, and England hath given her warning to depart. O! receive the fugitive, and prepare in time an asylum for mankind.

Author: Thomas Paine, Source: Common Sense, 1776Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny thomaspaine 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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