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Do you have a freedom quote to share?

"Posterity--you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." John Quincy Adams

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Asked by SusieD250 at 2:28 AM on Jul. 13, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • "The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world not destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside ... Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them ... the weak will become prey to the strong."

    Thomas Paine,


    Answer by Carpy at 6:40 AM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.

    ~Dick Cheney

    (who knew he had wise insight! lol)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:27 AM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.
    Frank Lloyd Wright

    Answer by TinasTribe at 8:08 AM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • "To those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."

    Answer by BlueCollarMama at 8:57 AM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • "Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions"- Albert Einstein


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:27 AM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” -Winston Churchill

    “Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” - Alexis de Tocqueville

    “Socialism: nothing more than the theory that the slave is always more virtuous than his master” -Henry Louis Mencken

    Answer by mancosmomma at 10:27 AM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • Is it a coincidence that the only people posting quotes about freedom are conservatives?!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 11:13 AM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • "If we want to live in a free country, we have to accept that people are different. You are not free if you are only free to be like everyone else."

    - Larry Goodwin

    Answer by KelleyP77 at 12:06 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • "They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security." ~ Benjamin Franklin

    "When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered." ~ Dorothy Thompson

    "When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free." ~ Charles Evans Hughes

    Answer by Inkedmommy007 at 2:36 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

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