"Liberty's in every blow! Let us do or die."
Robert Burns
(1759-1796) [also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as simply The Bard] Scottish poet and lyricist
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 -- lll, soldotna      
 -- Mike, Norwalk      
Don't tread on me.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    At the risk of being unpopular, Liberty can be protected by violence, but never created by it.
     -- Justin, Elkland     
    We are definitely in the do or die stage in this country with the commies now running it into the ground.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
    (-; Justin, why would that be unpopular? ;-) That's accurate. I might say it: One way despotism and tyranny can be beaten back is by violence, but liberty can never be created by violence. I took 'blow' in a positive non-violent attitude (sort of a Gandhi kinda thing), acting responsible as an individual sovereign and not as a helot, serf, slave or other suppressed entity under the statist theocracy.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Justin, to Rabbie that's exactly what he meant so you were spot on. He wasn't that ignorant to think it could be created - perhaps his Scotch got the better of him. Very Churchillian.
     -- RBESRQ     
     -- RBESRQ     
    Amen to that, Freedom Forever!!!
     -- Anonymous     
    As long as there are those that wish to yoke us, we must fight for our liberty.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
     -- Ron, s      
    Liberties should only be protected violently when you have run out of non-violent options, it's that important. ... And the U.S. is not there yet, we can still get elected, we can still talk, discuss, yea our direction is deplorable, but there is a long long way to go before we are out of non-violent options.
     -- AStudentPhilosopher, Utah     
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