"I do esteem individual liberty above everything. What is a nation for,
but to secure the maximum liberty to every individual?"
D. H. Lawrence
Letter, 12 July 1916
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 -- Andrew, Oak Ridge      
I do esteem individual Liberty, which is realizable only under the tutelage and constraint of Virtue, above everything else.
What is a nation for, but to secure, under law, the maximum liberty to every individual.
 -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    To "secure" liberty is the real security.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Corporeally speaking as from a Divine attribute - ABSOLUTELY ! ! ! Individual sovereigns unite in administration of the law of nature and of nature's God's order - securing maximum liberty to every individual. Individuals, with such liberty may choose to be slaves BUT, it is their personal prerogative, not a third party despot's.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Mary - MI      
    We are losing individual liberty every day and have been since the end of WWll and 911 - and the way things are going there will be no individual liberty to discuss - we have no choice. Unfortunately, the "nation" no longer has the interest of individual liberty. And as for divine intervention, there is none! Mind you, when DHL wrote this it was a lot more attainable; today, it's only a distant cloud on the horizon...
     -- Robert, Somewhere in the USA     
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