America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the
well-wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and
vindicator only of her own.
-John Quincy Adams
Free elections, a free press and an independent judiciary mean little
when the free market means they are on sale to the highest bidder.
I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind
and real freedom of discussion as in America.
-Alexis de Tocqueville
If our Founding Fathers wanted us to care about the rest of the world,
they wouldn't have declared their independence from it.
If the American Revolution had produced nothing but the Declaration of
Independence, it would have been worthwhile.
-Samuel Eliot Morison
Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without
regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is
to do good.
It's all there in the Declaration of Independence. We are the only
nation in the world based on happiness.
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 their struggle for independence.
-Charles Austin Beard
The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of
freedom and independence by daring to exercise them.
The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought.
There are twenty-seven specific complaints against the British Crown set
forth in the Declaration of Independence. To modern ears they still
sound reasonable...in large part, because so many of them can be leveled
against the federal government of the United States.
Those of us who shout the loudest about Americanism in making character
assassinations are all too frequently those who, by our own words and
acts ignore some of the basic principles of Americanism-
The right to criticise.
The right to hold unpopular beliefs.
The right to protest.
The right of independent thought.
-Margaret Chase Smith
For years I've nursed a secret desire to spend the Fourth of July in a
double hammock with a swingin' redheaded broad... but I could never find
me a double hammock.
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