Quotes for January 3, 2008

Today I have chosen some Liberty quotes by Benjamin Franklin, one of the founders of our Constitution: (my favorites are bolded and italicized)

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

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

Outside Independence Hall when the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ended, Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

No man’s life, liberty or fortune is safe while our legislature is in session.

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

In those wretched countries where a man cannot call his tongue his own, he can scarce call anything his own. Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.

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~ by swfreedomlover on January 3, 2008.

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