"There is no such thing as an achieved liberty:
like electricity, there can be no substantial storage and
it must be generated as it is enjoyed, or the lights go out."
by:
Justice Robert H. Jackson
(1892-1954), U. S. Supreme Court Justice
Source:
American Bar Association Journal, 1953
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I like it, How great would it be if the court in which Jackson sat was a light instead of an off button.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    I like it a lot, but the last phrase didn't make sense. Am I missing something? "or the lights to out" It looks like a mistype or something.
     -- Tim, Houston     
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    Just a wild guess, but I would suspect if "go out".
     -- EGL, LA     
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    Absolutely -- this is very important. In order to enjoy the blessings of liberty, man must undergo the fatigue of supporting it. Freedom today is not necessarily freedom tomorrow...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Leftists never sleep, and we better keep awake.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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