The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
I remain just one thing, and one thing only–and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.
Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) was an English-born comic actor and filmmaker. His iconic portrayal of “The Tramp” will always remain one of the film industry’s most important characters.
Where liberty dwells, there is my country.
They who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was a Founding Father of the United States. He served his nation as a prominent statesman and effective diplomat.
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
English novelist and journalist, George Orwell (1903-1950), was an outspoken political commentator, but he was much better known for his literary works, including the novels 1984 and ANIMAL FARM.
Born to serve freedom
Lasting spirit gives
Valley Forge unites
Despite war’s coldness
New country now born
Republic takes shape
Brave sovereign’s landscape
Learns from stumbling steps
Legacy passed down
Building one nation
From the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union . . . .”