Americans find it intolerable that one constitutional right should have to be surrendered in order to assert another. America is the land of the free and home of the brave -- we don't need a Patriot Act, because we are already patriots. We know freedom means responsibility, but I am not sure Congress and its domestic enforcement agencies do. More often than not, new security measures enacted by the government have resulted in more violations of the citizenry than terrorists have ever done. The terrorists want us to be afraid -- well, we are not afraid. Stop wasting dollars on this program -- it is not good for America. To give up essential liberty for a little security provides neither. The right to be left alone from government intrusion is the beginning of all freedoms.
Freedom is risky.
Nature makes no promises.
I cannot free another,
and no one can free me.
Freedom is acquired with
the responsibility that sustains it.
If you want to know the big 'T' Truth,
tell the little 't' truth without fail.
Then listen closely to what you say.
Standing up to a tyrant
has always been illegal and dangerous.
There is no guarantee but one --
to not live like a slave,
nor to die like one.
There is no Freedom without Courage.
By a Declaration, Liberty is born.
With Courage she is nourished, and
with unceasing Commitment she is guarded.
The process of liberation is continuous.
I am not free until I say so.
And there's a good chance
I am going to have to fight once I do.
Ever since I declared my Independence,
I have had to support and defend it.
Speak honestly, and the truth will make itself known.
The 'strength' of the People becomes weak when we don't 'exercise' our rights.
Our inalienable rights cannot shield us from our own follies.
Can we truly expect those who aim to exploit us to be trusted to educate us?
When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.
Freedom has never been free.
Sometimes it costs everything you've got.
Life is a gift. Freedom is a responsibility.
It takes two wings to fly.
Every party skews the facts to their advantage, and inevitably, the minority party must resort to telling the truth.
The Truth is not a thing. It is alive. It cannot be grasped. It is spoken.
Life is but a blink,
and it matters.