August 2, 2013

For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail? ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


By Sam Hundley of the Virginian-Pilot on July 4th of this year: High-Resolution is here after the jump....


Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 2, 2013 8:36 AM
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Is it just me, or is there one quote on this image that seems incongruous?

Posted by: BobK at August 2, 2013 9:55 AM

1) Is this available as a high-res image suitable for printing as a poster?

2) If so, may I?

Posted by: TN Tuxedo at August 2, 2013 10:09 AM

Sorry, forgot to put that credit in. Fixed now.

Posted by: vanderleun at August 2, 2013 11:02 AM

I agree about the FDR quote, BobK. Though I can see some truth to the latter part, about unemployment and hunger feeding desperation and empowering dictators, there's a baffling lack of self-awareness on display there. FDR's belief in the responsibility of government to provide security is also enshrined in the "Freedom from Want" of his "Four Freedoms" speech -- there too without the least acknowledgement of the fundamental incompatibilities of "security" and liberty. The best counter to that philosophy is Gerald Ford's quote that “A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”

Posted by: Umbriel at August 2, 2013 12:44 PM