The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power. -James Madison
The United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we — in a less final, less heroic way — be willing to give of ourselves. -Ronald Reagan
We need not fear the expression of ideas—we do need to fear their suppression.
-Harry S. Truman
Peace is not made at the Council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men.
To take from one because it is thought that his own industry and that of his father’s has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association—the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it. -Thomas Jefferson