"Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth."
George Washington
(1732-1799) Founding Father, 1st US President, 'Father of the Country'
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I love this quote. Liberty also on the other hand usually dies a slow death. Now that liberty is on its death bed, if each individual that has a deep seeded knowledge, feel and understanding of the freedom and liberty the founders once planted were to, by long-suffering, gentleness, meekness, love unfeigned, kindness, and persuasion get politically active, initiate and defend in judicial procedures the tangibility and reality of life, liberty, property, happiness, the inalienable rights, privileges, authority, powers, privacy, etc. of the individual sovereign, and just inform your neighbor, we could see the essence of this quote once again come to life.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    As with justice, government can not create liberty. It can only preserve it. Its only legitimate function.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    It is the natural way of Nature to be free -- and to have a defense against predators!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    It seems to be happening in Iraq now too.
     -- warren, olathe     
    it tells me that without liberty, we would probably not be free.
     -- nichole, peoria     
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