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"I think what we are seeing is an extraordinary expression of the fact that 'We the people' is beginning to mean all of us."
"I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in "A," "B," "C" and "D." Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me?...I am warning them today: I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of 'conservatism.'"
"I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!"
"Those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. And let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies. Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be suspect and must be opposed. "
"All seems infected that the infected spy, As all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye."
"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction."
"A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one!"
"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything."
"The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just."
“I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.”
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."
"In a world wounded by conflicts, where violence is justified in God's name, it's important to repeat that religion can never become a vehicle of hatred, it can never be used in God's name to justify violence."
Pope Benedict XVI
"Whenever we take away the liberties of those whom we hate we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love."
"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State."
"The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world."
"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it."
"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent."
"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself."
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."
"Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds."
Thurgood Marshall in Stanley v. Georgia
"The light may be fading on the 20th century, but the sun is still rising on America."
"A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away."
"Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies."
"Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work."
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