Saturday, March 28, 2009

On "Liberty and Tyranny"

I just recieved a copy of Mark R. Levine's "Liberty and Tyranny" and plan on reading it when we go to Colorodo.

On the back cover was this statement, "We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word my mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men's labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name-liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different names- liberty and tyranny." Abraham Lincoln, 1864.

I find that this quote fascinatingly pertinent for today, as it is a universal value of our Founding Fathers. We must not loose our fight and will to maintain our individual liberties.

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