„Security is no replacement for liberty.“

"Keep the Faith" (2006)

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Martin Firrell66
British artist and activist 1963

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„Property must be secured, or liberty cannot exist.“

—  John Adams 2nd President of the United States 1735 - 1826

No. 13
1790s, Discourses on Davila (1790)
Kontext: Property must be secured, or liberty cannot exist. But if unlimited or unbalanced power of disposing property, be put into the hands of those who have no property, France will find, as we have found, the lamb committed to the custody of the wolf. In such a case, all the pathetic exhortations and addresses of the national assembly to the people, to respect property, will be regarded no more than the warbles of the songsters of the forest. The great art of law-giving consists in balancing the poor against the rich in the legislature, and in constituting the legislative a perfect balance against the executive power, at the same time that no individual or party can become its rival. The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries. The executive and the legislative powers are natural rivals; and if each has not an effectual control over the other, the weaker will ever be the lamb in the paws of the wolf. The nation which will not adopt an equilibrium of power must adopt a despotism. There is no other alternative. Rivalries must be controlled, or they will throw all things into confusion; and there is nothing but despotism or a balance of power which can control them.

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„It must cut up Liberty by the root and poison the Fountain of Publick Security; and who that has an English heart can ever be weary of asserting Liberty?“

—  William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham British politician 1708 - 1778

Denouncing the patronage system (February 1740), quoted in Basil Williams, The Life of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham. Volume I (London: Longmans, 1913), p. 80.

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„If your object is to secure liberty, you must learn to do without authority and compulsion.“

—  Alexander Berkman anarchist and writer 1870 - 1936

What Is Anarchism? (1929), Ch. 26: "Preparation" http://libcom.org/library/what-is-anarchism-alexander-berkman-26
Kontext: If your object is to secure liberty, you must learn to do without authority and compulsion. If you intend to live in peace and harmony with your fellow-men, you and they should cultivate brotherhood and respect for each other. If you want to work together with them for your mutual benefit, you must practice cooperation. The social revolution means much more than the reorganization of conditions only: it means the establishment of new human values and social relationships, a changed attitude of man to man, as of one free and independent to his equal; it means a different spirit in individual and collective life, and that spirit cannot be born overnight. It is a spirit to be cultivated, to be nurtured and reared, as the most delicate flower it is, for indeed it is the flower of a new and beautiful existence.

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„The people are as capable of achieving their industrial freedom as they were to secure their political liberty, and both are necessary to a free nation.“

—  Eugene V. Debs American labor and political leader 1855 - 1926

The Socialist Party and the Working Class (1904)

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„The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.“

—  Patrick Henry attorney, planter, politician and Founding Father of the United States 1736 - 1799

Speech on the Federal Constitution, Virginia Ratifying Convention (Monday, 9 June 1788), as contained in The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution: Volume 3, ed. Jonathan Elliot, published by the editor (1836), p. 170
1780s

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„Civil liberty is only natural liberty, modified and secured by the sanctions of civil society. It is not a thing, in its own nature, precarious and dependent on human will and caprice; but it is conformable to the constitution of man, as well as necessary to the well-being of society.“

—  Alexander Hamilton, buch The Farmer Refuted

The Farmer Refuted (1775)
Kontext: The fundamental source of all your errors, sophisms, and false reasonings, is a total ignorance of the natural rights of mankind. Were you once to become acquainted with these, you could never entertain a thought, that all men are not, by nature, entitled to a parity of privileges. You would be convinced, that natural liberty is a gift of the beneficent Creator, to the whole human race; and that civil liberty is founded in that; and cannot be wrested from any people, without the most manifest violation of justice. Civil liberty is only natural liberty, modified and secured by the sanctions of civil society. It is not a thing, in its own nature, precarious and dependent on human will and caprice; but it is conformable to the constitution of man, as well as necessary to the well-being of society.

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„How does it secure the blessings of liberty to our posterity, to those generations yet unborn, to kill them, aborting them in the womb?“

—  Alan Keyes American politician 1950

Virginia high school appearance, February 28, 2000. http://renewamerica.us/archives/speeches/00_02_28virginia.htm.
2000

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„The goal is to bring security to the peoples of the area, and the Palestinians in particular, restoring to them all their right to a life of liberty and dignity… This is what I stand for.“

—  Anwar Sadat Egyptian president and Nobel Peace Prize recipient 1918 - 1981

[Nobel Peace Prize Lecture, Anwar, Sadat, Nobel Prize Ceremony, Stockholm, December 10, 1978, https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1978/al-sadat/lecture/, October 9, 2018]

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„I believe that every human being has the right to his life and to his liberty, and to act in this world so as to secure his own happiness.“

—  Henry Wilson Union Army officer, Vice president, politician, historian 1812 - 1875

"Debate with Jefferson Davis"

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„Together, let us chart a way forward that secures the life of our nation while preserving the liberties that make our nation worth fighting for.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

2014, Review of Signals Intelligence Speech (June 2014)
Kontext: Those values make us who we are. And because of the strength of our own democracy, we should not shy away from high expectations. For more than two centuries, our Constitution has weathered every type of change because we have been willing to defend it, and because we have been willing to question the actions that have been taken in its defense. Today is no different. I believe we can meet high expectations. Together, let us chart a way forward that secures the life of our nation while preserving the liberties that make our nation worth fighting for.

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