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Quotes worth revisiting

15th February 2008 - By Aaron Gadberry

“When the Government Fears the People, There is Liberty; When the People Fear the Government, There is Tyranny”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
– Benjamin Franklin

Since September 11th, 2001, we have attempted to purchase safety with more liberty than ever before. Our freedom is spent but the seeming threat has only grown.

“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”
– James Madison

People, it’s already happening. Iraq, Iran, and the lineup will continue as long as any of our rights persist.

“The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.”
– James Madison

Still think torture in Guantanamo Bay is ok? It’s only a matter of time before it’s showing here too.

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.”
– Noah Webster

“But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.”
– John Adams

Do you actually think they will stop the illegal wiretaps when the war ends? Think again.

“We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.”
– John Adams

“It is a common observation here that our cause is the cause of all mankind, and that we are fighting for their liberty in defending our own.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“And it proves, in the last place, that liberty can have nothing to fear from the judiciary alone, but would have everything to fear from its union with either of the other departments.”
– Alexander Hamilton

I am equally afraid of the Executive branch having the other’s beneath it’s thumb.

“The great leading objects of the federal government, in which revenue is concerned, are to maintain domestic peace, and provide for the common defense. In these are comprehended the regulation of commerce that is, the whole system of foreign intercourse; the support of armies and navies, and of the civil administration.”
– Alexander Hamilton

So the federal government isn’t supposed to run my life?

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