To say that any people are not fit for freedom, is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had rather be loaded with taxes than not.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
O ye that love mankind Ye that dare oppose not only the tyranny but the tyrant, stand forth Every spot of the Old World is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe, Asia and Africa have long expelled her. Europe regards her as a stranger and England hath given her warning to depart. O receive the fugitive and prepare in time an asylum for mankind.
But such is the irresistable nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing.
The American constitutions were to liberty, what a grammar is to language they define its parts of speech, and practically construct them into syntax
When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
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