The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke
We hold these truths to be self-evident:
that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,
among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson (third President of the United States)
[Declaration of Independence, and inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial]
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
We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
- Edward R. Murrow
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- Emma Lazarus - written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor
Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
- Robert Green Ingersoll
The best way to enhance freedom in other lands
is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation.
- Jimmy Carter
Further reading: Uncharted Territory
Take Action About Things That Matter
No Need to Conform
The Freedom of Others
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