The 05/26/13 Joy Jar

25 May

 

Today is in the middle of the Memorial Day Weekend. We celebrate those brave men and women who gave their lives so that we can have freedom and liberty. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the freedom and liberty we enjoy which was purchased with the ultimate price.

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”
Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4,1777
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“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” Wendell Phillips,(1811-1884), abolitionist, orator and columnist for The Liberator,  in a speech before the Massachusetts Antislavery Society in 1852, according to The Dictionary of Quotations edited by Bergen Evans

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” — Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania (1759)

“There is no substitute for a militant freedom. The only alternative is submission and slavery.” Calvin Coolidge

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary.  If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” James Madison,  Federalist no. 51.

“It is weakness rather than wickedness which renders men unfit to be trusted with unlimited power.” John Adams, 1788

“Those who have been once intoxicated with power and have derived any kind of emolument from it can never willingly abandon it.” Edmund Burke

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