„A pre-emptive war in 'defense' of freedom would surely destroy freedom, because one simply cannot engage in barbarous action without becoming a barbarian, because one cannot defend human values by calculated and unprovoked violence without doing mortal damage to the values one is trying to defend.“

Forrás: The Arrogance of Power (1966), p. 154

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J. William Fulbright
amerikai szenátor 1905 - 1995

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Ronald Reagan fénykép

„We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life — the unborn — without diminishing the value of all human life.“

—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004

1980s, First term of office (1981–1985), Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation (1983)

Samuel Adams fénykép

„The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought.“

—  Samuel Adams American statesman, Massachusetts governor, and political philosopher 1722 - 1803

Essay, written under the pseudonym "Candidus," in The Boston Gazette (14 October 1771) http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2092, later published in The Life and Public Services of Samuel Adams (1865) by William Vincent Wells, p. 425

Dwight D. Eisenhower fénykép

„The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.“

—  Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969

Ai Weiwei fénykép

„Without freedom of speech, there is no modern world, just a barbaric one.“

—  Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957

Változat: Without freedom of speech, there is no modern world, just a barbaric one.

Edward R. Murrow fénykép

„We proclaim ourselves, as indeed we are, the defenders of freedom, wherever it continues to exist in the world, but we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.“

—  Edward R. Murrow Television journalist 1908 - 1965

The reference to Cassius is that of the character in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar. Listen to an mp3 sound file http://www.otr.com/murrow_mccarthy.shtml of parts of this statement.
See It Now (1954)
Kontextus: No one familiar with the history of this country can deny that congressional committees are useful. It is necessary to investigate before legislating, but the line between investigating and persecuting is a very fine one and the junior Senator from Wisconsin has stepped over it repeatedly. His primary achievement has been in confusing the public mind as between the internal and the external threats of communism. We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men — not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes that were, for the moment, unpopular. This is no time for men who oppose Senator McCarthy's methods to keep silent, or for those who approve. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no way for a citizen of a republic to abdicate his responsibilities. As a nation we have come into our full inheritance at a tender age. We proclaim ourselves, as indeed we are, the defenders of freedom, wherever it continues to exist in the world, but we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. The actions of the junior Senator from Wisconsin have caused alarm and dismay amongst our allies abroad, and given considerable comfort to our enemies. And whose fault is that? Not really his. He didn't create this situation of fear; he merely exploited it — and rather successfully. Cassius was right. "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves." Good night, and good luck.

Cesare Pavese fénykép
Charles W. Colson fénykép

„A government cannot be truly just without affirming the intrinsic value of human life.“

—  Charles W. Colson Lawyer, public servant, Christian advocate 1931 - 2012

Forrás: God and Government: An Insider's View on the Boundaries between Faith and Politics

Terry Goodkind fénykép
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Glenn Beck fénykép

„You cannot take away freedom to protect it, you cannot destroy the free market to save it, and you cannot uphold freedom of speech by silencing those with whom you disagree. To take rights away to defend them or to spend your way out of debt defies common sense.“

—  Glenn Beck U.S. talk radio and television host 1964

The Reshaping and Redefining of America
Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine
Threshold Editions
2000s, 2009

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Pericles fénykép

„Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.“

—  Pericles Greek statesman, orator, and general of Athens -494 - -429 i.e.

As quoted in Homage to Greece (1943)

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