Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Never Forget

Here is my advice ... guard the freedom of ideas at all costs. Be alert that dictators have always played on the natural human tendency to blame others and to oversimplify. And don't regard yourself as a guardian of freedom unless you respect and preserve the rights of people you disagree with to free, public, unhampered expression. ~ Gerard K. O'Neill, 2081

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. ~William Faulkner

We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish the Bill of Rights. ~Felix Frankfurter


Ceri said...

A beautiful tribute. Thanks for sharing.

Gay said...

A most excellent post.

Jen said...

a very sad day and a nice tribute.

Brandy said...

Thank you for the exceptional post.

Dru said...

A very nice post.