Quotes for February 1, 2008

Justice Robert H. Jackson:

  • The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One’s right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections.
  • The day that this country ceases to be free for irreligion, it will cease to be free for religion.

Richard Henry Lee:

  • It must never be forgotten…that the liberties of the people are not so safe under the gracious manner of government as by the limitation of power.

Eric Schaub:

  • The ‘strength’ of the People becomes weak when we don’t ‘exercise’ our rights.
  • 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.
  • Can we truly expect those who aim to exploit us to be trusted to educate us?

~ by swfreedomlover on February 1, 2008.

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