• “Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.” ~Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
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  • “The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts. … The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.” ~Edmund Burke
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  • “Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.” ~Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
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  • “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ~Edmund Burke
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  • “The only liberty that is valuable is a liberty connected with order; that not only exists along with order and virtue, but which cannot exist at all without them. It inheres in good and steady government, as in its substance and vital principle.” ~British statesman Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
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  • “It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.” ~Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
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Moral Chains

  • Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites . . . Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without –Edmund Burke (1729–1797)
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Men qualify for freedom . . .

  • Men qualify for freedom in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains on their own appetites. Society cannot exist unless a controlling power is put somewhere on will and appetite, and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters. ~Edmund Burke
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All that’s necessary . . .

  • “All that’s necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.” –Edmund Burke the great philosopher and godfather of Western conservatism
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The Cost and Preservation of Your Liberty . . .

  • Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.” –John Adams
  • “All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.” –Edmond Burke
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