Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric.
I have spent most of my life as a Democrat. I recently have seen fit to follow another course. I believe that the issues confronting us cross party lines. Now, one side in this campaign has been telling us that the issues of this election are the maintenance of peace and prosperity. The line has been used, “We’ve never had it so good.”Continue reading “A time for choosing”
My freedom does not end where your fear begins.
And what is this liberty, whose very name makes the heart beat faster and shakes the world? Is it not the union of all liberties — liberty of conscience, of education, of association, of the press, of travel, of labor, of trade?
If we become a people who are willing to give up our money and our freedom in exchange for rhetoric and promises, then nothing can save us.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
It must never be forgotten … that the liberties of the people are not so safe under the gracious manner of government as by the limitation of power.
Be not intimidated … nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery, and cowardice.
The political left has never understood that, if you give the government enough power to create ‘social justice,’ you have given it enough power to create despotism. Millions of people around the world have paid with the lives for overlooking that simple fact.
Democracy and liberty are not the same. Democracy is little more than mob rule, while liberty refers to the sovereignty of the individual.