Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.
These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.
Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
DOB - February 12, 1809
Damon Wayans, Jr.