"Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed—else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die."
Dwight D. Eisenhower
(1890-1969), 34th US President, WWII General
speech to English Speaking Union, London, England 1944.
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Appropriate to its time. I wonder what Eisenhower would have thought of the Government policy of creating a nation of state educated dependants who have no concept of freedom.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Freedom like the Constitution is a living thing.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
    It is in the hearts and minds of the People that Liberty lives or dies. The Constitution is a charter of the People to form a government -- it is only 'alive' if it is observed otherwise it is mute and without a constituency. The purpose of the Constitution is to protect the liberty of the People -- when it is used to justify dictating to the People what they may or may not plant, eat, inhale, see, read, listen to, watch, where they may or may not go, work, play, explore ... then you have the Old World order of rulers and subjects -- nothing could be further from the intention of the Constitution.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Waffler, Freedom is a law of nature. The Constitution is a founding document, an enshrinement of principle set in place for all time.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Definition of CONSTITUTION 1: an established law or custom : ordinance 2a : the physical makeup of the individual especially with respect to the health, strength, and appearance of the body b : the structure, composition, physical makeup, or nature of something 3: the act of establishing, making, or setting up 4: the mode in which a state or society is organized; especially : the manner in which sovereign power is distributed 5a : the basic principles and laws of a nation, state, or social group that determine the powers and duties of the government and guarantee certain rights to the people in it b : a written instrument embodying the rules of a political or social organization ~ Merriam Webster
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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