quotes tagged with 'freedom', page 4

Weapons are the tools of power ... In the hands of the free and decent citizen, they should be the tools of liberty ... An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it.

Author: Colonel John Dean "Jeff" Cooper, USMC, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in weapons liberty freedom tyranny evil guns johndeancooper 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

For all the free people that still protest.
You're welcome. We protect you and you are protected by the best.
Your voice is strong and loud,
but who will fight for you? No one standing in your crowd.
We are your fathers, brothers, and sons,
wearing the boots and carrying guns.
We are the ones that leave all we own,
to make sure your future is carved in stone.
We are the ones who fight and die,
We might not be able to save the world, Well, at least we try.

When we walked the paths to where we are at
and we want no choice other than that.
So when you rally your group to complain,
take a look in the back of your brain.
In order for that flag you love to fly
wars must be fought and young men must die.
We came here to fight for the ones we hold dear.
If that's not respected, we would rather stay here.
So please stop yelling, put down your signs,
and pray for those behind enemy lines.
When the conflict is over and all is well,
be thankful that we chose to go through hell.

Author: Corporal Joshua Miles and all the boys from 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines, Kuwait, Source: "Wish You Were Here"Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom war poem soldiers joshuamiles 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The worst forms of tyranny, or certainly the most successful ones, are not those we rail against but those that so insinuate themselves into the imagery of our consciousness, and the fabric of our lives, as not to be perceived as tyranny.

Author: Michael Parenti, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny subtle michaelparenti 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Fight and you may die. Run and you'll live, at least a while. And, dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance -- just one chance -- to come back here and tell our enemies, that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!

Author: William Wallace, Source: Mel Gibson, "Braveheart"Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty fight freedom tyranny die live williamwallace braveheart melgibson 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God cannot long retain it.

Author: Abraham Lincoln, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny abrahamlincoln 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Freedom is essentially a condition of inequality, not equality. It recognizes as a fact of nature the structural differences inherent in man in temperament, character, and capacity and it respects those differences. We are not alike and no law can make us so.

Author: Frank Chodorov, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in freedom character equality legislation laws inequality frankchodorov 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In our desire to have government become our benefactor and sustainer, we have allowed it to become our taskmaster and overlord. As a result, we have become little more than well-fed, well-entertained slaves to the state. Freedom, as envisioned by our forefathers, is gone.

Author: Chuck Baldwin, Source: 2001Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom slavery tyranny foundingfathers slaves benefactor sustainer taskmaster overlord chuckbaldwin 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It took about 150 years, starting with a Bill of Rights that reserved to the states and the people all powers not explicitly delegated to the federal government, to produce a Supreme Court willing to rule that growing corn to feed to your own hogs is interstate commerce and can therefore be regulated by Congress.

Author: David Friedman, Source: The Machinery of FreedomSaved by ImaWriterIII in constitution government freedom commerce billofrights congress federalgovernment supremecourt davidfriedman 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Author: Voltaire, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom voltaire 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long.

Author: Thomas Sowell, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny legislation thomassowell ominous legislatingmorality 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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