Let’s celebrate the privilege of living in a land of freedom and independence.  May this freedom and independence be preserved and never exchanged for licentiousness and the lust for financial security.

“There are two freedoms – the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought.”  ~Charles Kingsley

“No one is free when others are oppressed.”  ~Author Unknown

“Most people want security in this world, not liberty.”  ~H.L. Mencken, Minority Report, 1956

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”  ~Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

“Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.”  ~Theodore Roosevelt

“Liberty means responsibility.  That is why most men dread it.”  ~George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, “Maxims: Liberty and Equality,” 1905

“Liberty is maintained by responsible freedom.”  ~Roger W Hancock

“We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.”  ~Edward R. Murrow

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