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"Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness."

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"Democracy is based on the conviction that man has the moral and intellectual capacity, as well as the inalienable right, to govern himself with reason and justice."
Harry S. TrumanHarry S. Truman
––33rd US President (1884-1972)

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"Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness."
George WashingtonGeorge Washington
––First President of the United States, Founding Father

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"And for well over a hundred years our politicians, statesmen, and people remembered that this was a republic, not a democracy, and knew what they meant when they made that distinction."

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"Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying."
Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
––"The Great Liberator" & 40th U.S. President (1911-2004)

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"This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer."
Will RogersWill Rogers
––American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer and actor (1879-1935)

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"Real valor consists not in being insensible to danger, but in being prompt to confront and disarm it."
Walter ScottWalter Scott
––Scottish historical novelist, poet (1771-1832)

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"We have been imposed on so often that it is understandable how some would think that we had reached the point where we would stand for anything."
Thomas SowellThomas Sowell
––American economist, commentator, author (1930-)

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"There is not a single instance in history in which civil liberty was lost, and religious liberty preserved entire. If therefore we yield up our temporal property, we at the same time deliver the conscience into bondage."

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"No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session."
Gideon TuckerGideon Tucker
––American lawyer, newspaper editor, politician (1826-1899)

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"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence - it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master."
George WashingtonGeorge Washington
––First President of the United States, Founding Father

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"And it was under Wilson that the first great propaganda slogan was coined and emblazoned everywhere, to make Americans start thinking favorably of democracies and forget that we had a republic."

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"We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much."
Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
––"The Great Liberator" & 40th U.S. President (1911-2004)

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"Every man has a right to life. That means that he also has a right to make a comfortable living."
Franklin Delano RooseveltFranklin Delano Roosevelt
––32nd President of the United States (1933-1945)

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"Laws do not persuade just because they threaten."
Lucius Annaeus SenecaLucius Annaeus Seneca
––Roman dramatist, philosopher, politician (5 BC-65 AD)

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"The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools."
Herbert SpencerHerbert Spencer
––English Philosopher (1820-1903)

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"You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims."
Harriet WoodsHarriet Woods
––American politician and activist (1927-2007)

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"If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed."
Mark TwainMark Twain
––Samuel Clemens: American writer, humorist (1835-1910)

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"If we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war."
George WashingtonGeorge Washington
––First President of the United States, Founding Father

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"For not only every democracy, but certainly every republic, bears within itself the seeds of its own destruction."
Robert WelchRobert Welch
––American businessman, political activist, co-founder of the John Birch Society (1899-1985)

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