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False Freedom From Responsibility November 21, 2007

Posted by reaganquotes in Democracy, Freedom, Reagan.

Athens AcropolisThe historian Edward Gibbon wrote about ancient Athens, the first democracy and the fountainhead of Western culture. He wrote that when the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free.

Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the Presidential
Medal of Freedom, October 9, 1981



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