On Liberty

Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” 
 Benjamin Franklin

“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.”
– Thomas Jefferson

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
 Thomas Jefferson

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
 Thomas Jefferson
 

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

“There are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” 
James Madison 
 

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” 
Abraham Lincoln

“Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.”
George Washington

“The obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy to our people.” 
Ron Paul


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