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Quotes of the Day for 4 July 2000 – Independence

Freedom extracts a price, independence was hard to win - possibly harder to keep. I hope these quotes contribute to your thinking about the meaning of the day and foster thanks for those who brought us to this point. Comfort your pets amid the noise of the day, and please, keep all your fingers intact!

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The quotes:

It's easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing, that's the Lord's test.
     - Mahalia Jackson

If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from ua in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
     - Samuel Adams

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.
     - Charles A. Beard

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
     - Edward Roscoe Murrow

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