God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please; you can never have both. “
Ralph Waldo Emerson

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. Psalm 100:5


“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

Benjamin Franklin


Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

A. Lincoln ~ The Gettysburg Address

a fair chance

“This is essentially a people’s contest whose leading object is to elevate the condition of men – to lift artificial weights from all shoulders – to clear the paths of laudable pursuit for all – to afford all, an unfettered start and a fair chance, in the race of life.”

A. Lincoln ~ Message to the Congress, 4 July 1861