Rudyard Kipling Quote

“All we have of freedom--all we use or know-- This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago.”

~ Rudyard Kipling

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

Freedom is inalienable beyond the gifts of our fathers but, as for poetic impact and the referenced simplicity, I'd like to rate it 10.

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Anon    3/17/10

Our founders did buy freedom for us in the political sense which hadn't been so since the Israelites under Moses. My thanks goes out to our founders.

J Carlton, Calgary

Our entire legal system is based on loose interpretation of a Constitution written with the wisdom of the ages. These interpretations are used as tools to further government control and largesse. At what point will we be forced to re-invent ourselves?

jim k, Austin

Our founders gave us the Constitution, the greatest of man made contracts. The current class of misfits in Washington consider it as a bump in the road to socialism.

cal, lewisville, tx

"A republic, if you can keep it."-Ben Franklin

Ken, Allyn, WA

Bought with blood. Sold for trinkets.

E Archer, NYC

No matter what our forefathers have fought and died for, the responsibility for being free always rests with the living.


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