Happy Presidents Day

The Face of an Authoritarian

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
― George Washington

“If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union, or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated, where reason is left free to combat it.”
― Thomas Jefferson

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

“Posterity — you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.”
— John Quincy Adams

“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.”
— Abraham Lincoln

“There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.”
— William Henry Harrison

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”
― Harry Truman

“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.”
— Ronald Reagan

 
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5 Replies to “Happy Presidents Day”

      1. I’ve mostly liked McCain as a person (one of very few Republicans), and as a Senator when he worked across the aisle with Russ Feingold. This is now our great divide…Politicians refusing to work together for the good of the country and its people. It’s both frustrating and heartbreaking.

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