"All we have of freedom -- all we use or know --
This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago."
Rudyard Kipling
(1865-1936) Britich author, poet
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Freedom is inalienable beyond the gifts of our fathers but, as for poetic impact and the referenced simplicity, I'd like to rate it 10.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Our founders did buy freedom for us in the political sense which hadn't been so since the Israelites under Moses. My thanks goes out to our founders.
     -- Anon     
    Our entire legal system is based on loose interpretation of a Constitution written with the wisdom of the ages. These interpretations are used as tools to further government control and largesse. At what point will we be forced to re-invent ourselves?
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Our founders gave us the Constitution, the greatest of man made contracts. The current class of misfits in Washington consider it as a bump in the road to socialism.
     -- jim k, Austin     
    "A republic, if you can keep it."-Ben Franklin
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    Bought with blood. Sold for trinkets.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
    No matter what our forefathers have fought and died for, the responsibility for being free always rests with the living.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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