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Vital Words on Freedom and Liberty in a Threatening Era

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Here are a vital words on freedom and liberty, especially with cancel-culture in full swing, a preponderance of Leftist ‘fact checkers,’ social media gatekeepers, biased search engines, and Joe Biden’s puppet masters controlling the White House:


Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. ~Frederick Douglass

A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both. ~Milton Friedman

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. ~Noam Chomsky

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. ~Bob Dylan

No person is your friend (or kin) who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. ~Alice Walker

You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make a good use of it. ~John Adams

Liberty is slow fruit. It is never cheap; it is made difficult because freedom is the accomplishment and perfectness of man. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 

The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them. ~Patrick Henry

However weak our country may be, I hope we shall never sacrifice our liberties. ~Alexander Hamilton

I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit. ~ Theodore Roosevelt 

Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity. ~Herbert Hoover


May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right. ~Peter Marshall 

Liberty is the possibility of doubting, of making a mistake, of searching and experimenting, of saying no to any authority: literary, artistic, philosophical, religious, social, and even political. ~Ignazio Silone

For everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. ~Albert Einstein        

True freedom requires the rule of law and justice, and a judicial system in which the rights of some are not secured by the denial of rights to others. ~Jonathan Sacks

Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. ~Vicktor Frankl

Freedom is a struggle, and we do it together. Not only together as black citizens, but black and white together. ~Andrew Young

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. ~Mahatma Gandhi 

The essence of America, that which really unites us, is not ethnicity, or nationality, or religion. It is an idea, and what an idea it is: that you can come from humble circumstances and do great things. ~Condoleezza Rice 

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed; else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower


For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. ~Nelson Mandela

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves. ~Henry David Thoreau

No man is good enough to govern another man without his consent. ~Abraham Lincoln

If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.  ~Malcolm X

Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.” ~Hubert Humphrey

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. ~John F. Kennedy

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. ~Ronald Reagan

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