"Freedom may come quickly in robes of peace,
or after ages of conflict and war;
but come it will, and abide it will,
so long as the principles by which
it was acquired are held sacred."
by:
Edward Everett
(1794-1865) American politician, Unitarian pastor, educator, diplomat, orator, U.S. representative, U.S. senator, the 15th governor of Massachusetts, minister to Great Britain, and United States secretary of state. He also taught at Harvard University and served as its president.
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It is the principles of freedom, liberty and peace that the statist theocracy infesting this land lacks. President Obomunist Goodwrench is an empty shell's mouthpiece spewing forth candy coated tyranny and despotism.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Yes freedom will return. And end to foreign aggression and manipulation as prescribed in the Constitution will be a necessary aspect of our freedom. An end to federal / banking / corporate cronyism will be a big part of returning to freedom and peace. Vote them all out, it's time to start over.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Amen to J and Mike.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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    The last two lines are the operative conditions that are under attack by Obama and company.
     -- warren, olathe     
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    If they were held sacred then there would be no wars but alas they not so the vicious cycle continues
     -- RBESRQ     
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    Principles are the first thing to go in an age when nothing is sacred. The second is freedom.
     -- Anonymous     
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    The child wants to be free to play. Adults want to be free to do what is correct. The discordance between child and adult is predicated on the clear fact that playing interferes with what is the correct action.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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