The Importance of Liberty

"A Nation deserves no better laws than those it will submit to." ~ Goethe

The Nation, like the man who would be free,
Must merit first the rights of liberty.

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~ From "Moral Emblems" by Jacob Cats and Robert Farlie, 1860.
٭ Painting "A Ride for Liberty. The Fugitive Slaves" by Jonathan Eastman Johnson, 1862.

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