Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves.
If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They’ll have enough to eat, a bed and a roof over their heads. But if an American wants to preserve his dignity and his equality as a human being, he must not bow his neck to any dictatorial government.
Where there is no law there is no freedom.
Few men desire liberty, for it requires personal responsibility. The majority are satisfied with a just master.
There is no substitute for a militant freedom. The only alternative is submission and slavery.
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.