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Samuel Adams

Author: Samuel Adams Country: United States
Birth Date: 1722-09-27 Death Date: 1803-10-02
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"The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought."

Source: Article in the Boston Gazette, October 14, 1771
Topic: Liberty Quotes
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"If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave."

Source: The Rights of the Colonists; The Report of the Committee of Correspondence to the Boston Town Meeting, Nov. 20, 1772
Topic: Liberty Quotes
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"The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule."

Source: The Rights of the Colonists; The Report of the Committee of Correspondence to the Boston Town Meeting, Nov. 20, 1772
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"Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. These are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature."

Source: The Rights of the Colonists; The Report of the Committee of Correspondence to the Boston Town Meeting, Nov. 20, 1772
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"All men have a right to remain in a state of nature as long as they please; and in case of intolerable oppression, civil or religious, to leave the society they belong to, and enter into another."

Source: The Rights of the Colonists; he Report of the Committee of Correspondence to the Boston Town Meeting, Nov. 20, 1772
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