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a nation of freemen (Lincoln)

"At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide." --January 27, 1838

the last of human freedoms (Frankl)

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread.  They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the  last of human freedoms– to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. Viktor Frankl-- Man’s Search For Meaning , 104