"I have always in my own thought summed up individual liberty,
and business liberty, and every other kind of liberty,
in the phrase that is common in the sporting world,
'A free field and no favor.'"
Woodrow Wilson
(1856-1924) 28th US President
Speech, 1915
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Not shooting the messenger (one of, if not the most despotic destroyer of liberty - ever), on its face, very descriptive.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Thanks for sharing Woody.
     -- anonymous     
    'A Free field and no facour" -- a real good liberal-state .!!. Liberal should'nt then mean any kind of doling out but simple 'freedom to do what one is capable of in terms of cherished human values.
     -- Vedapushpa, Bangalore - India     
    Nice quote from the man who gave us the federal reserve act. The greatest destroyer of liberty to be perpetrated on the people of this country.
     -- John, Newcastle, Wa.     
    Mike, I will revill in shooting this particular messenger.
    Woodrow Wilson's quote is dishonest and hypocritical! Fabian socialist progressive.
     -- Mike, Pleasant Hill     
    From one of the worst five presidents in history. This includes the current one, Jimmy Carter,and old Dishonest Abe.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
    Good shot Mike and Mike, John also ! Fabian socialist progressive. infiltration of the worst sort. Vedapushpa, the UN uses those words quite a bit, human values, in association with Democratic Socialistic State rule. Never inalienable rights to sovereign individuals.
     -- Ron w13, Or     
    I totally agree with Jim K
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    Woodrow the progressive! Typical of the real founder of the eliteist movement, where the government grants liberty. They'll never get the concept that it's the people who grant the government limited powers as enumerated in the Constitution. Teddy, FDR, LBJ, the Clintons and King Barack have all done their utmost to destroy individual liberty while spouting lies like this quote.
     -- Jean L., Dover, NH     
    Mike, you could not be more accurate.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Part of being a liberal is to cast off all common sense and become a liar. In addition to becoming a hypocrite. Therefore, this quote is quite appropriate for President Wilson.
     -- Robert, Neboville TN     
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