"Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint;
the more restraint on others to keep off from us,
the more liberty we have."
by:
Daniel Webster
(1782-1852) US Senator
Date:
1847
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Well enough. But do not forget that sometimes we ironically restrain ourselves as a consequence of pursuing some aspect of liberty that blows up in our face.
 -- David L Rosenthal      
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    The sentiment of the original Constitution is music to the soul, oh that it were the principle philosophy and rule of law today.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    It depends upon what "is" is... just what is "wholesome restraint" anyway?
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
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    There will always be those that wish to remind us that while this sentiment is 'nice' there are those that need to be restrained (for their own good, of course) -- the perpetual cause of tyrants. The best way to do that is to declare people criminals for doing nothing more than exercising their rights without permission from another.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Very well said, Archer.
     -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
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    WWG1WGA MAGA, is not just a phrase, but a Defining aspect of the Trump Era. Breaking the Siege of corruption through Wholesome Restraint. 
     -- Ronw13, OR     
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