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                                    Voices From History --

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“It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.”

                                                                             -- Thomas Jefferson

 

"Let these truths be indelibly impressed on our minds--that we cannot be happy without being free--that we cannot be free without being secure in our property--that we cannot be secure in our property if without our consent others may as by right take it away."

                                                                             -- John Dickenson

 

 

“Society in its every state is a blessing. But government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil.”

                                                                             -- Thomas Paine

 

 

“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.”

                                                                             -- Thomas Jefferson

 

 

“I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”                                                                                                                        -- James Madison

 

 

“Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.”

                                                                             -- Abraham Lincoln