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Putting Liberty at Risk

June 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Sunday, June 30, 2013 by the Kent Ravenna Record-Courier
Putting Liberty at Risk in the Name of Order and National Security
by Caroline Arnold
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/06/30-4
In 1792, James Madison published a little dialogue between a “Republican” and an “Anti-republican” entitled “Who Are the Best Keepers of the People’s Liberties?” defending the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

In this playlet, the “Republican”—clearly Madison himself—is a proponent of Liberty. His answer is unequivocal: “The people themselves. The sacred trust can be no where so safe as in the hands most interested in preserving it.

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