Principium Volume I, Book 6, Quote 628, 631, 634

628. (1-26-2010) In the United States, with our Constitutional tradition and Constitutional experience, a comparatively close approximation to the ideal is possible,….For ours is the most effective effort ever made to articulate in political terms the Western understanding of the interrelation of the freedom of the person and the authority of an objective moral order.

- Frank S. Meyer – In Defense of Freedom and Related Essays, 1962


631. (1-30-2010) Either men must go willingly in the direction in which history moves, or they will go unwillingly….Only if there exists a real choice between right and wrong, truth and error, a choice which can be made irrespective of the direction in which history and impersonal Fate move, do men possess true freedom….[T]he glory of man’s being is that he is free to choose good or evil, truth or error…

- Frank S. Meyer – In Defense of Freedom and Related Essays, 1962


634. (1-31-2010) Freedom means freedom: not necessity, but choice; not responsibility, but the choice between responsibility and irresponsibility; not duty, but the choice between accepting and rejecting duty; not virtue, but the choice between virtue and vice.

- Frank S. Meyer – In Defense of Freedom and Related Essays, 1962

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