"Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks.
Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools.
And their grand-children are once more slaves."
by:
D. H. Lawrence
[David Herbert Lawrence] (1885-1938)
Date:
1915
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So true, and is what you see happening in the United States right at this moment.
 -- Bill Thomas, Baltimore     
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    It's once again time to spill the blood of patriots, and take our country back from the tyrannical bureaucrats stealing our freedom.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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    Lawrence's words ring true. Today, incrementalism is the employed weapon effectively stealing liberty from right under the noses of this generation. Better to face a well-armed monster than a very clever wolf in sheeps' clothing.
     -- Ken, Garden Valley, TX     
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    I'm looking for the source of this quote. I have traced it to his book Classical American Literature, 1922, and need the page number and other information to complete the proper reference so I can use it in a book I am writing. Can any one help?
     -- Teddy, Lugoff, SC     
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    An accurate enough chronology, I guess. A fight for freedom did happen once a little over 2 and a quarter centuries ago in what is now Amerika. All wars since have been mostly for corporate interests.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, austin tx      
    A man starts a business and prospers through hard work and when he is gone, the kids run the business into the ground. It happens pretty often.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
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    Reading and thinking about this quote the 1960s comes to mind with the World War II generation sacrificed for their pampered children squandered and threw away embracing Communistic philosophy and anti-American propaganda designed to deconstruct Western civilization destroy our capitalist free-market system and incrementally move America into communism.
     -- Mike, Pleasant Hill     
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     -- Ron w13, Or      
     -- Mary - MI      
     
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