Compatible Independence Day Quotes

(An annual Rifftides reminder)
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.–Benjamin Franklin
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.–Abraham Lincoln
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  1. says

    Wasn’t it Franklin, responding to some other Declaration signer’s nervous hesitancy, who said something like “We must all hang together or we shall assuredly all hang separately”? What might Ben say now that we common citizens of America are all hanging fire while the greedy bastards ‘scape hanging again and again?