Knowing The Difference between True Liberty And Fake Liberty

Let us re-adopt the Declaration of Independence, and with it, the practices, and policy, which harmonize with it. Let north and south – let all Americans – let all lovers of liberty everywhere – join in the great and good work. If we do this, we shall not only have saved the Union; but we shall have so saved it, as to make, and to keep it, forever worthy of the saving. We shall have so saved it, that the succeeding millions of free happy people, the world over, shall rise up, and call us blessed, to the latest generations.

– Abraham Lincoln, October 16, 1854 Speech at Peoria

I could not agree more with Lincoln’s statement quoted above.  At the same time, is there not a tendency for liberty to become license, and for those enjoying liberty to be like the Israelites under the Judges – each one going his own way?

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