Photo: Develop the desire for freedom

"The spirit that rebels against governmental meddling in the affairs of the people of this nation is one that should be fostered. If the day comes that Mr. Average Citizen meekly submits to government intervention and control of his economic and social affairs then he will be in line to have his rights and freedoms curtailed. We need to develop the desire to keep our freedoms and rights alive. To do this we should know what these rights are both our inalienable or natural rights and our political rights." - Bruce R. McConkie

Pt 10 of 15 in a series of firework images pared with quotes on liberty.
Photo: And the rockets red glare pt 2
Combining 3 loves: Great Quotes, Principles of Liberty and Photography of Fireworks

"These are the times that try men's souls.
The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated."

Thomas Paine, Source: The American Crisis
Photo: And the rockets red glare pt 3 of 15
Combining 3 loves: Great Quotes, Principles of Liberty and Photography of Fireworks

"It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties.

We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of citizens, and one of the noblest characteristics of the late Revolution.

The freemen of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise, and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle."

- James Madison, Source: A Memorial and Remonstrance, 1785
Photo: "The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic." - H.L. Mencken

And the rockets red glare pt 6 of 15
Combining 3 loves: Great Quotes, Principles of Liberty and Photography of Fireworks
Photo: Happy Secession Day
Aka Revolution day... Aka Independence day

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace.

We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!" - Samuel Adams

Pt 7 of 15 in a series of firework images pared with quotes on liberty.
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And the rockets red glare pt 3 of 15
Combining 3 loves: Great Quotes, Principles of Liberty and Photography of Fireworks

"It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties.

We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of citizens, and one of the noblest characteristics of the late Revolution.

The freemen of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise, and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle."

- James Madison, Source: A Memorial and Remonstrance, 1785

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