Robert BurnsRobert Burns, (1759-1796) [also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as simply The Bard] Scottish poet and lyricist

Robert Burns Quote

“Liberty's in every blow! Let us do or die.”

Robert BurnsRobert Burns
~ Robert Burns

Ratings and Comments

J Carlton, Calgary

Don't tread on me.

Justin, Elkland

At the risk of being unpopular, Liberty can be protected by violence, but never created by it.

jim k, Austin,Tx

We are definitely in the do or die stage in this country with the commies now running it into the ground.

Mike, Norwalk

(-; Justin, why would that be unpopular? ;-) That's accurate. I might say it: One way despotism and tyranny can be beaten back is by violence, but liberty can never be created by violence. I took 'blow' in a positive non-violent attitude (sort of a Gandhi kinda thing), acting responsible as an individual sovereign and not as a helot, serf, slave or other suppressed entity under the statist theocracy.

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    RBESRQ    7/6/10

    Justin, to Rabbie that's exactly what he meant so you were spot on. He wasn't that ignorant to think it could be created - perhaps his Scotch got the better of him. Very Churchillian.

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    RBESRQ    7/6/10


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    Anonymous    7/6/10

    Amen to that, Freedom Forever!!!

    E Archer, NYC

    As long as there are those that wish to yoke us, we must fight for our liberty.

    Ron, s
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    Ron, s    7/6/10
    AStudentPhilosopher, Utah

    Liberties should only be protected violently when you have run out of non-violent options, it's that important. ... And the U.S. is not there yet, we can still get elected, we can still talk, discuss, yea our direction is deplorable, but there is a long long way to go before we are out of non-violent options.


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