Top Ten Quotes on Life and Freedom

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that  they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  The Declaration of Independence

“America you are beautiful . . . and blessed . . . . The ultimate test of your greatness is the way you treat every human being, but especially the weakest and most defenseless. If you want equal justice for all and true freedom and lasting peace, then America, defend life.”  Pope John Paul II

“These are not just ‘Church’ issues but are governed by the natural law of God, which is binding upon all human beings. The right to life is the most fundamental of all rights, since a person deprived of life has no other rights.”  Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J.

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”  Abraham Lincoln

“Sweeter even than to have had the joy of caring for children of my own has it been to me to help bring about a better state of things for mothers generally, so their unborn little ones could not be willed away from them.” Susan B. Anthony

“We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, of wars, or of hatred…If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other?” Mother Teresa

“The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government.”  Thomas Jefferson

“America stands for liberty, for the pursuit of happiness and for the unalienable right to life.  This right to life cannot be granted or denied by government because it does not come from government, it comes from the creator of life.”  George W. Bush

“Simple morality dictates that unless and until someone can prove the unborn human is not alive, we must give it the benefit of the doubt and assume it is (alive).  And, thus, it should be entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  Ronald Reagan

“Freedom has a scent like the top of a newborn baby’s head.”  U2


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John White lives in the Chicago area with his wife and seven children.

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