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I just wanted to share with my fellow readers a few pro-freedom, pro-liberty quotes that I ran across. Where are these leaders today? It seems to me that leaders from both major parties should study the thoughts of our founders regarding freedom and liberty of the people, not freedom and liberty of the government.

A government big enough to give you everything you need, is strong enough to take everything you have. --Thomas Jefferson

Americans have the right and advantage of being armed -- unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. -- James Madison

The Constitution gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it for yourself. --Benjamin Franklin

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. --James Madison

Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. --Benjamin Franklin

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote! -- Benjamin Franklin

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. --Thomas Paine

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. -- Thomas Jefferson

A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government. -- Thomas Jefferson

All tyranny needs to gain a good foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. --Thomas Jefferson

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. --Thomas Jefferson

Most bad government has grown from too much government. --Thomas Jefferson

We are all born ignorant, but must work to remain stupid. --Benjamin Franklin

Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world to do. I know, because I've done it a thousand times. --Mark Twain

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty, than to those attending too small a degree of it. --Thomas Jefferson

It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority. --Benjamin Franklin

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first. --Ronald Reagan

The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent peaceable men from owning their own guns. --Samuel Adams

Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature. --Benjamin Franklin

I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery. --Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed every now and then with the blood of patriots and tyrants. --Thomas Jefferson

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. --Thomas Jefferson

 

i am a stay at home mommy of the best baby in the world. i love God, my husband and my son, America, and freedom. i like to read, work out, and shoot guns.

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Thank you, Shielah.  A handy reference.  ... by kibitzer2 on Sunday, Sep 28, 2008 at 10:55:44 AM
Here is another for your collection.  "T... by Paul Diamond on Sunday, Sep 28, 2008 at 3:36:18 PM
Those are good, thank you for contributing.It remi... by shielah jones on Monday, Sep 29, 2008 at 8:08:21 AM