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Freedom Quote of the Day #18

thomas-jefferson“I hope that we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.”

― Thomas Jefferson, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Volume 10: 1 May 1816 to 18 January 1817

Freedom Quote of the Day #18-December 29, 2016

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Freedom Quote of the Day #17

hugo-black“The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people.”

~Hugo Black

Freedom Quote of the Day #17 – December 26, 2016

Freedom Quote of the Day #14

thomas-jefferson“I hope that we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.”
― Thomas Jefferson, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Volume 10: 1 May 1816 to 18 January 1817

Freedom Quote of the Day #13

thomas-jefferson“When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny.”
— (indirectly attributed to Thomas Jefferson in The Federalist. Also attributed to Samuel Adams and Thomas Paine. It is considered likely that this exact phrase probably originated in 1914, by John Basil Barnhill.)

Freedom Quote of the Day #4

thomaspaine“When it can be said by any country in the world, my poor are happy, neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them, my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars, the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive, the rational world is my friend because I am the friend of happiness. When these things can be said, then may that country boast its constitution and government. Independence is my happiness, the world is my country and my religion is to do good.”

― Thomas Paine, Rights of Man