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Quote of the Day

“If men, through fear, fraud, or mistake, should in terms renounce or
give up any natural right, the eternal law of reason and the grand end
of society would absolutely vacate such renunciation. The right to
freedom being the gift of Almighty God, it is not in the power of man
to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave.”
— Samuel Adams

Quote of the Day

“The inherent right in the people
to reform their government,
I do not deny;
and they have another right,
and that is to resist unconstitutional laws
without overturning the government.”
— Daniel Webster

Quote of the Day

“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully
as when they do it from religious conviction.”
— Blaise Pascal

Quote of the Day

“Freedom is not a luxury that we can indulge in
when at last we have security and prosperity and enlightenment;
it is, rather, antecedent to all of these, for without it
we can have neither security nor prosperity nor enlightenment.”
— Henry Steele Commager

Quote of the Day

“The Republic was not established by cowards;
and cowards will not preserve it …
This will remain the land of the free
only so long as it is the home of the brave.”
— Elmer Davis

Quote of the Day

“Do we desire to be cradled, and then carried throughout life
to our graves by this partisan propelled bureaucratic monstrosity? …
as individuals of sovereign dignity, are we now so terrified,
bewildered, and impotent that our main purpose is to seek asylum from
the potential hazards of freedom? Have we no faith in our natural
strengths and abilities?”
— Sergei Hoff

Quote of the Day

“One of the things that bothers me most
is the growing belief in the country
that security is more important than freedom.
It ain’t.”
— Lyn Nofziger

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“The concept of military necessity is seductively broad, and
has a dangerous plasticity. Because they invariably have the
visage of overriding importance, there is always a temptation
to invoke security “necessities” to justify an encroachment
upon civil liberties. For that reason, the military-security
argument must be approached with a healthy skepticism.”
— Justice William J. Brennan

Quote of the Day

“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty
when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are
naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded
rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment
by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.”
— Justice Louis D. Brandeis

Quote of the Day

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an
endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”
— H. L. Mencken