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Benjamin Franklin quotes on liberty and freedom


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jan. 28, 2021 - 5:04 PM

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.’

Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.”

“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”

“Security without liberty is called prison.”

"I agree to this Constitution, with all its Faults, if they are such; because I think a General Government necessary for us, and there is no Form of Government but what may be a Blessing to the People if well administered; and I believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a Course of Years, and can only end in Despotism as other Forms have done before it, when the People shall become so corrupted as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other.”

“When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.’

Where is our country going? Please review and make up your own mind.

Terry Zoeller

Newnan