The default setting on this planet is not freedom; rather it is slavery. (If you don’t believe me, just spend a sobering 15 minutes looking into the current extent of human trafficking.)
Those who desire freedom, must fight to gain it. Those who have it must fight to keep it.
Those who enjoy freedom must spread it to prevent those who hate freedom from destroying it.
Freedom is extended by invitation, not by imposition.
It is far easier to lose freedom than it is to keep it — simply do nothing with it.
It is easy to take freedom from someone who doesn’t care about it.
The easiest way to lose the most freedom, and the greatest irony of all, is when good people surrender their freedom without a thought, a word, or a fight, only to find that they are now the least free — or worse, find that they are becoming bad people.
Good people extend the boundaries of freedom gladly; in contrast, bad people shrink them with contempt.
The best rulers impose their will on their subjects the least.
Freedom for those you love is one of the things that is worth the sacrifice of your life. If it comes to that, though you will not enjoy with them the freedom you purchased, it will be difficult for them to forget the cost. Hopefully they will honor your life with the choices they freely make.
In honor of those who have paid dearly for what I enjoy greatly and fight to spread daily!