Your search for "preservation of freedom" returned 82 results from 30 Founders.
Samuel Adams:"The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought."source: Article in the Boston Gazette, October 14, 1771.freedom, defense
Thomas Paine:"It is impossible to conquer a nation determined to be free!"source: Letter to the People of France, 1792.freedom, rights, determination, liberty
Thomas Jefferson:"That to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical;"source: The Virginia Act for Establishing Religious Freedom, 1779; Full document can be found at: http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/sacred/vaact_draft_1779.htmlReligious Freedom, Religion, Freedom of Conscience, forced charity
Thomas Jefferson:"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time."source: Summary View of the Rights of British America 1775source of freedom, gifts from God
Patrick Henry:"Is life so dear, or peaceful so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"source: Speech at the Virginia Convention (There is some question whether Henry ever used these words, which were first reported five decades later by his biographer William Wirt.) March 23, 1775.liberty, slavery, sacrifice, freedom
Alexander Hamilton:"There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself in acts of bravery and heroism."source: "A Full Vindication of the Measures of Congress" December 15, 1774liberty, freedom, heroism, bravery
Patrick Henry:"Give me liberty or give me death!"source: Reva Marx Wadsworth. "American Constitution: Made Easy." AMCE. 1991.liberty, freedom, death
Edmund Burke:"The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion."source: Speech at Country Meeting of Buckinghamshire, 1784.liberty, freedom, opression, hope
John Adams:"The liberty of the press is essential to the security of the state."source: Free-Press Clause, Massachusetts Constitution, 1780.freedom of speech, freedom of the press, security
William Penn:"Wear none of thine own chains; but keep free, whilst thou art free."source: Some Fruits of Solitude, 1693.freedom
James Madison:"No free Country has ever been without parties, which are a natural offspring of Freedom."source: Note on his suffrage speech at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, 1787.political parties, freedom
Gouverneur Morris:"For avoiding the extremes of despotism or anarchy ... the only ground of hope must be on the morals of the people. I believe that religion is the only solid base of morals and that morals are the only possible support of free governments."source: "A Diary of the French Revolution", (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1939), Vol. II, p. 172, April 29, 1791; Vol. II, p. 452, to Lord George Gordon, June 28, 1792Religion, Morals, Freedom, avoid despotism, avoid anarchy

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