Happy 4th of July!
Marcus created this awesome flag out of magazine clippings!
"Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed — else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die." ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves." ~Abraham Lincoln
"We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls." ~Robert J. McCracken
"For what avail the plough or sail,
Or land or life, if freedom fail?"
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." ~Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." ~James Madison, speech, Virginia Convention, 1788
"Essential freedoms of conscience, embedded in religious liberty, must be diligently preserved and protected." ~Elder L. Tom Perry