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Straight Talk From Steve


Liberty is worth fighting and dying for. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” In 2003 Congress used this quotation as the foundation for the Benjamin Franklin True Patriot Act, an Act which was written to preserve our civil liberties but which never became law.

Because America is still the home of the brave, protecting our liberties remains an essential American principle worthy of risking both life and treasure.

Those who participated in the Boston Tea Party understood full well tha...


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