"Freedom, by its nature, must be chosen, and defended by citizens, and sustained by the rule of law and the protection of minorities."
"The great objective of ending tyranny is the concentrated work of generations. The difficulty of the task is no excuse for avoiding it."
"We will persistently clarify the choice before every ruler and every nation: The moral choice between oppression, which is always wrong, and freedom, which is eternally right."
"In the long run, there is no justice without freedom, and there can be no human rights without human liberty."
"...freedom is the permanent hope of mankind, the hunger in dark places, the longing of the soul. When our Founders declared a new order of the ages; when soldiers died in wave upon wave for a union based on liberty; when citizens marched in peaceful outrage under the banner "Freedom Now" - they were acting on an ancient hope that is meant to be fulfilled. History has an ebb and flow of justice, but history also has a visible direction..."
(all quotes verbatim, George W. Bush, January 20, 2005. Photos via Tbogg
from Yahoo! Images)