Henry Steele Commager Quote

“America was born of revolt, flourished on dissent, became great through experimentation.”

~ Henry Steele Commager

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

and died because of corruption and the statist theocracy that abandon law, justice, morality, individual sovereignty, inalienable rights, freedom, and liberty for power and lucre.

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    Anon    5/20/10

    Enough said Mike, The day for action comes ever closer.

    cal, lewisville, tx

    The experimentation has gone all wrong. It has consissted of "The New Deal" and "The Great Society" which centralize all power to Washington DC and robbed state and local governments of any incentive.

    jim k, Austin,Tx

    ... and is now going to hell, socialism, in a handbasket.

    Bangkok, Howard

    Definitely not crazy about this one. We have experimented with fractional banking and debt slavery and the use of fiat money and have become a bankrupt (Morally and Finacially) nation because of it. We were had equal protection under the law, now we have equal plunder under the law. Woe to us when the nation fails and are saved by a global government. There is noneed to experiment. The founding fathers gave us a system that worked. Let's return to it and take our contry back.

    R. Broadhurst, United Kingdom

    He forgot to mention that the experiment failed and yes, America is revolting to most of the rest of the world.

    Bangkok, Bangkok

    Wow, shouuld have proof read before sending. LOL. You get the point though.

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    RBESRQ    5/20/10

    America became what became through GENOCIDE and stealing land - what a great legacy. It is obvious from your comments of yesterday that no matter how much I try to enlighten this blog your wish is to remain in the dark, I therefore offer my resignation. Editor. you seem to encourage a laissez-faire mentality with your quotes and my time spent elsewhere would be more valuable. I have enjoyed the time spent on LibertyTree and I thank you Eric for all the work you do that has kept this site going. If any wish to write me hate mail or a good word my email address is robken16@gmail.com I wish you all well and success in your future endeavors. True Freedom comes from compassion, discipline (self), detachment (from the holistic sense of the word), and love – try the detachment first, then discipline, compassion, and last love. I put love last because without the first three true love is impossible. Goodbye! I leave you with this one quote from Buddha (Buddhism is not a religion it is a way): Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.

    Justin, Elkland

    Mr. Broadhurst, when the U.K. is no longer a protectorate of the U.S. you can then disparage her freely without appearing a fool. Until that day comes you would do well not to curse mommy while you hide behind her skirt.

    Elisabeth, Astoria, NY

    It's a good quotation. It is not talking bad about the U.S. at all. It is just touching it up with words that carry a connotation of freedom in them.

    Carol, Georgia

    Mr Broadhurst has absolutely no room to talk. Look at the U.K. and the dismal circumstances in which they find themselves, near bankruptcy, terrorism threats and the execution thereof in several instances, activists judges (the same things we face), so he should not be casting stones now, should he?

    Carol, Georgia

    Truer words were never spoken. And yes, our form of government was an experiment, a Great Experiment, one that worked very well until the radical, communist, marxist, fascist, Progressive Liberals have finally wormed their way into government with lies, deceit, and executive order. Our form of government is predicated on the Idea, that all men are created equal and our rights come from God, not the government, and WE are the government only electing representatives to do our work. Keep in mind, if we lose our right to dissent, we lose our freedom. How does jail time or hanging sound for saying what the government does not "allow?"

    Snake, St. Paul

    Mostly true but it was through "logical expermentation" not change for the sake of change/expermentation.

    Abigail, Newport

    I love it. The experiment was well worth it...that people could actually freely live, be self responsible, self reliable, self sufficient and grow this into a great nation. Yes, the original people conquered, and it was the norm at the time, still goes on today. But nowhere has a country done so well, done so much, been so kind (outweighs the downside) than this country. But alas, as with Rome, the citizens have been busy filling their glasses with wine and the slimey snakes have taken up residence ... slithering into every little space...Will you stand?


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