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“It is the duty of the Patriot to protect his country from its government.”
Thomas Paine, as quoted in: Malcom Ieuan Roberts, Our Two Core Challenges

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety [and they will very quickly lose both].”
Benjamin Franklin, as quoted in: Malcom Ieuan Roberts, Our Two Core Challenges

“It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.”
John Philpot Curran

“The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.”
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois

“The price of freedom: Constant alertness. Constant willingness to fight back. There’s no other price.”
“The basic flaw in organization is INSPECTION BEFORE THE FACT. That means inspection before anything bad has happened.
Violations are so harmful that they destroy every great civilization – the Roman, the British, the lot.
For every flow is slowed or stopped.
… Passports, customs, safety regulations, general government interference before anything bad has occurred, add up to a SUPPRESSIVE SOCIETY and therefore, soon enough, a dead one.
Penalty after the fact has occurred disciplines the criminals and does not pull down the majority to criminal level.” (6 February 1968, Organization—The Flaw)