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Never in the history of humanity have these words held more relevance than they do at this moment in time, it is something we need to remind ourselves of -

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few. The manna of popular liberty must be gathered each day or it is rotten. The living sap of today outgrows the dead rind of yesterday. The hand entrusted with power becomes, either from human depravity or esprit de corps, the necessary enemy of the people. Only by continued oversight can the democrat in office be prevented from hardening into a despot; only by unintermitted agitation can a people be sufficiently awake to principle not to let liberty be smothered in material prosperity.” - Major General James Jackson

'Those who would trade freedom for security deserve neither' - Benjamin Franklin

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