Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.
He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty.
Let me be a free man - free to travel, free to stop, free to work.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself — and I will obey every law or submit to the penalty.
For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?
Nobody's free until everybody's free.
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our constitution was made for a moral and religious people... it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other...
We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans...
Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.
My heart trembles when I reflect that God is just
Of the people, by the people, for the people,
Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction?
Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?
[Our Constitution] is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.
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