"Liberty is not a cruise ship full of pampered passengers.
Liberty is a man-of-war, and we are all crew."
Kenneth W. Royce
American author who primarily writes under the pen-name of Boston T. Party
Kenneth W. Royce, in Boston's Gun Bible
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Throw the bums in DC off the boat.
 -- Ron, Snellville     
     -- Jill Cohen, Middlebury      
    Is it November yet ?
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
    I dislike it. It implies that to be free we must be mean, constanly at "wa" with every thing around us, especially our fellow man. While I abhor constant pampering, if I can afford it, am I not free to choice it. This guy would appear not to be free at all. To never be able to relax, to be pampered is not free, it is to be some kind of psychotic.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
    If cruising and being pampered is not the pursuit of happiness, I don't know what is!
     -- Waffler, Smith     
    yeah, that's what liberty is. Not a bunch of pampered whoreson's, fighting men and women is what it consists of.
     -- Anonymous     
    Clearly stated!
     -- aa, hb     
     -- Mike, Norwalk      
    I agree, we have to safeguard our liberty , preserve it and fight for it if we have to.
     -- susan, san diego     
    What is Liberty, but a sound bite used to arouse fervor and hate. Liberty, Freedom, Justice, and Human Rights, they are all ornaments on the mantel of life.
     -- RBESRQ     
    It is entirely different, Anonymous!! Muslim Jihad REQUIRES that they are on the offensive to kill anyone that does not convert. Freedom is the ability to live together and respect each others right to have freedom of religion. The meaning is not literal. It does not mean "you can't take a cruise." It means we must be vigilant in order to protect our freedoms, which in essence is a defensive posture. We defend our freedom or we lose it and we are all in it together. Remember in November!
     -- Carol, Georgia     
    Those who can't have It - or better yet: can't keep It (It's inalienable!) - either hate those who have It or say that "the grapes were green".
     -- Elisabeth, Astoria, NY     
    An inconvenient truth...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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